As I sat in my car the other morning after driving somewhere I have been more than 20 times (never alone), my hands shook, my heart thumped and I felt like something was blocking my windpipe to stop me from breathing. This is my version of a panic attack and the most common, but not the only, trigger is … Continue reading Hello, my name is anxiety.
All you have to do is type in the words "diet" and "summer" and 470,000 results come up. That is 470,000 different web pages/articles trying to tell us that our thighs are too big (3 weeks to summer shorts plan - I mean what?), our tummies are too jiggly and no WAY are we acceptable … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Chose Not To Diet This Summer (Or Ever Again)
Around two and a half years ago I said goodbye to my teenage years and hello to my twenties. I had spent the latter half of my teenage years slightly confused about who I was and in a terrible relationship - with myself that is. I had this preconceived idea that when I hit … Continue reading 11 Powerful Life Lessons I’ve Learned Since Hitting 20.
"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it." Eckhart Tolle Mindfulness is such a buzz word in todays culture and it seems like everybody is talking about it (but not actually practicing it). But what springs to mind when you think of mindfulness? A dark room filled with Buddha's … Continue reading 8 Easy Ways To Go From Mind Full To Mindful
SURVIVE Definition: "continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship." Synonyms: remain alive · sustain oneself · cling to life · pull through · get through · hold on · hold out · make it · keep body and soul together · continue · remain. THRIVE Definition: "grow or develop … Continue reading From Surviving To Thriving: Mental Health Awareness Week & Eating Disorder Recovery
Hello! So I know I've been slacking with these blogs, but between finishing my dissertation and revising for my final year exams, blogging has had to take a back seat. However, when I heard that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I knew I had to contribute. I am a huge advocate of opening up … Continue reading Eating Disorders Need Science Not Stigma – Blowing Up The Myths Around ED.
The truth is, we are not born hating our bodies. We are not born with the impulse to diet, to lose weight, to change the way we look. Yet somewhere along the way, we learn to distrust ourselves. When I was around 15 years old I lost all sense of trust with my body. I … Continue reading Start Trusting Your Body.