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Facing Your Foody Fears

Facing Your Foody Fears

Diagnosable eating disorder or not, feelings of panic, guilt, shame, and anxiety are all too commonly becoming “normalised” struggles many can resonate with.
In this lates blogpost I wanted to share just how I transitioned from a place of obsession, rigid rules and fear, to enjoying my weekly bakes and cakes and finding a harmonic “healthy lifestyle” that features both Cake and Kale, and of course my favourite; Flapjacks!

Mental Health Nurse, and Beat Ambassador, Emma Richard’s “TOP TIPS” for Coping At Christmas

Mental Health Nurse, and Beat Ambassador, Emma Richard’s “TOP TIPS” for Coping At Christmas

Christmas is thought of as a time of year to celebrate and share with loved ones, it’s meant to be a fun filled experience full of festivities and joy. However living with an eating disorder at Christmas time can be incredibly difficult.

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.

Top Health Hacks On Board

Top Health Hacks On Board

Staying healthy on board can be hard and when I say “healthy” I’m not just talking about the amount of veggies you pile onto your plate. Recently mental health at sea has been a major topic of discussion as well. The hours are long, the work full on, there’s a lot to adapt to and it can be a shock to the system.

In this post I cover my top health hacks to ensure you have maximum fun & remain full of energy on your contracts!

Safe Sailing & Enjoy

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.

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.

Build Ambition & Find Purpose

Build Ambition & Find Purpose

Ambition is SexyIt’s Brave It’s Risky It’s Adventurous It’s Empowering

It helped me overcome my eating disorder, and could help you overcome many personal set-backs, be it health, relational or work based

If you’re feeling a little stuck then this post may be just the read you need!

How To Support Your Child Through Eating Disorder Recovery

How To Support Your Child Through Eating Disorder Recovery

Living with someone suffering from an eating disorder is hard. It can involve full time, round the clock, care at it's worst. It is physically, emotionally draining. It can cause frustration and anger, sadness and despair. But there are ways you can stay on top of your game and make sure you're fully charged and taking care of yourself in order to take care of them. Here I present Janet Richards top tips for looking after a loved one suffering with an eating disorder.... ft. wine! 

Depression Through His Eyes

Depression Through His Eyes

Helping the fight to free stigma from mens mental health, Dan’s honest and open account of his fight with depression is not only fantastically articulated, but bravely allows us a glimpse into what was once his world, and how he’s reshaped his future.