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Top Tips for Balancing Exercise in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

Top Tips for Balancing Exercise in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

The amazing effects of exercise on increasing mental wellbeing, especially for those with anxiety, depression and PTSD, has been widely documented. But what about when exercise itself can be a contributor to poor mental health, such as in eating disorders?

The role of exercise in recovery from disordered eating is tricky, how do you fight away the ritualistic behaviours? The compulsion? The obsessions? It can become a socially acceptable way to feed into the eating disorders demands.

In this post I offer up my Top 5 Tips to challenging and balancing exercise in 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.

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.

A Seasonal "Sod Off" to Disordered Eating [Top Tips]

A Seasonal "Sod Off" to Disordered Eating [Top Tips]

This post will be particularly useful for those who: Experience a heightened level of anxiety around food and eating.

Are inclined to compensate or punish themselves for food eaten.

Those currently having treatment for, or in recovery for, disordered eating.

Those who find themselves stuck in diet mentality, when eating causes negative self- judgement.

For those caring for another with disordered eating.