Blogs

"I Can’t Help It I'm Wired This Way"

 "I Can’t Help It I'm Wired This Way"

This is one in the first of a few science related posts I want to do.
I guess you could call it a new “Eating Disorders and the Brain” series.
This stuff fascinates me and it one of the reasons I chose to embark on my BSc in Psychology back in 2013.

I find it amazingly empowering to know that we have incredible brains that adapt depending on our behaviours, but that are also shaped by the world around us, because it puts us back in the driving seat of our recovery.

Life Below Deck: Why I Walked Away From Paradise

Life Below Deck: Why I Walked Away From Paradise

Approximately 7 months of this year I spent working abroad working on cruise ships as a youth counsellor. I worked with some of the most fantastic team members, seeing the most beautiful places and gained insight into a style of work, & life, I knew little to nothing about.
So why did I walk away from what people called “living the dream”? In this very honest account I shed light on my life on board, the highs and lows, and share how I came to conclude that maybe my ‘paradise’ life was going to look slightly different.

Diet Culture Is Damaging Our Health: Problems and Solutions

Diet Culture Is Damaging Our Health: Problems and Solutions

Bulking, Cutting, Clean Eating, Cheat Days... This post is dishes up the dirt on Diet Culture and the destructive subtexts hidden in the language used around food and exercise, that makes disordered eating seem socially acceptable, encourages yo-yo dieting and ultimately leads to an unhealthy relationship with food and body image.

No labels or diets should ever make you feel inferior or bad about being in your own skin, nor should any diet mean you are not allowed to enjoy the foods and drinks you love.

No labels or associations should ever make you feel inferior or bad about being in your own skin, nor should any diet mean you are not allowed to enjoy the foods and drinks you love...if diet culture hasn't lead you to forget what these truly are

Dirty Secrets Behind Clean Eating

Dirty Secrets Behind Clean Eating

Exploring the issues relating to disordered eating that are intwined with in this obsession with "clean" foods...(what does that even mean...?!) and the steps we can take to make sure we are not being sucked in by misinformation that diet-culture swamps us with!

The Instagram Trap: #Fitspo or #GuiltTrip?

The Instagram Trap: #Fitspo or #GuiltTrip?

How motivational is the hashtag trend of #fitspo? 
Are you being inspired? Or is the reality more like #GuiltTrip?
Seeing doesn't have to mean believing... 

 

This blog explores the dangers of Instagram 'fitspo' accounts for those with an eating disorder, low self esteem, or obsessive personality. It's about being street wise about who you follow and exploring why this is important.