Wellbeing

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.

Preventing Relapses At University

Preventing Relapses At University

Stress is one of the main triggers of relapses in eating disorders. When the stress piles on we panic. We feel out of control and the natural response is to resort to our coping mechanisms, our safety blanket, and in this case the control of food and weight can seem an "easy escape" to help manage the stress of exams. Here we explore this issue and look at ways in which we can keep healthy and happy whiist smashing our studies. 

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

"Blinded By Love" Emotional Abuse Through Her Eyes...

"Blinded By Love" Emotional Abuse Through Her Eyes...

Exploring issues of trust and manipulation within relationships this is brave account that challenges our perceptions of what it means to be vulnerable, and just how easily we can be blinded by “love”.

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.