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.
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.
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.
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
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!
I was introduced to Dan through social media; a talented young man no doubt, whose passion for writing shines through his own Wordpress site. Just like many other talented artists, Dan too has unfortunately endured, and overcome, his own mental battles. His account below is not only fantastically articulated, but bravely allows us all a glimpse into what was once his world, and what now is his future.