Self-Development

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!

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

The Toxicity Of Love

The Toxicity Of Love

A brave and honest account that challenges our perceptions of who is considered vulnerable. As well as exploring issues of trust and manipulation within relationships.

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!

Depression Through His Eyes

Depression Through His Eyes

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.

Self-Harm, Depression & Finding Strength! 

Self-Harm, Depression & Finding Strength! 

The first in the "Through the eyes of..." series. This account is a window into the life of one girl whose outside self-confident and feisty demeanour masked a disrupted and difficult past, and the strategies she's found important to keeping the rainy days at bay. 

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.