Anxiety: Friend or Foe?

Anxiety: Friend or Foe?

In this post I explore anxiety and give you an insight into my own experiences of anxiety. From hyperventilating panic attacks, fear of food, migraines & more, what is the purpose of this “protective” emotion? and how much control do we really have over our perceptions & responses?

It’s ok to feel fear. It’s what we do about our fears that determines who we are and who we become.

Poor Mental Health vs Mental Illness: What's The Difference?

Poor Mental Health vs Mental Illness: What's The Difference?

Mental Health vs Mental Illness
Is there a difference? And do you think it’s possible to have good mental health and be mentally ill?
Would you agree you could have poor mental health in the absence of a mental illness?

This blog explains and explores these questions.
I share my 5 KEY POINTS when addressing mental health vs mental illness along with an action point so that you can become more self-aware in thought and behaviour starting today.

Combat Comparisons

Combat Comparisons

How often do we find negative self-talk is on automatic pilot? Or spending too much time eyeing others up wishing we had what they had, and undervaluing our incredible potential and beauty? 
Here we explore the dangers of negative comparisons, how it builds the records that spin in our heads daily, and ways in which we can challenge and change to build self-confidence and body positivity. 

Preventing Relapses At University

Preventing Relapses At University

Stress is one of the main triggers of relapses in eating disorders. When the stress piles on we panic. We feel out of control and the natural response is to resort to our coping mechanisms, our safety blanket, and in this case the control of food and weight can seem an "easy escape" to help manage the stress of exams. Here we explore this issue and look at ways in which we can keep healthy and happy whiist smashing our studies. 

Say Yes To Rest!

Say Yes To Rest!

Work-a-holics and busy-bees how do we switch off? Often we find it hard to stop. We are great at offering self-care and wellbeing advice to others but risk burnout and stress, ourselves. Sounds silly but for many of us just 'chilling out' can be really hard. It's something I hate doing, and so I realised it is a challenge I needed to face.

In this post I share my top tips for how to switch off without feeling bad about it!

Go slip on those snuggly PJs, grab a cuppa biscuit, and enjoy todays post.