Mental Health

What NOT to say to someone with an eating disorder

Warning: this post is about eating disorders. Earlier this year, YouTuber Eugenia Cooney took a social media break and sought help for her eating disorder. This was a relief to me and I'm sure countless others. A picture was posted on Instagram of her new haircut, and Twitter exploded sharing the picture, before and after… Continue reading What NOT to say to someone with an eating disorder

Book Reviews · Mental Health

Book Review: From Stressed to Blessed

[GIFTED] I was delighted to have been gifted a copy of From Stressed to Blessed: Overcoming Anxiety and Low Mood with Minor Lifestyle Changes by Anne Cross. The concept of the book is about how making small changes to our diet can help lift low, mood, anxiety, depression, and other struggles. This book was made… Continue reading Book Review: From Stressed to Blessed

Mental Health · Opinion

Can we be eighteen?

2018 should have been the best year of my life, and it wasn't. I wrote a blog called in Can we be Seventeen? in January¬†about wanting to be happy again, and about how happiness is only fleeting and being content is long-term. (Also the title is a reference to a song of the same name… Continue reading Can we be eighteen?

Mental Health · Opinion

Laxative Lollipops Suck

Warning: Eating disorders will be discussed in this post The Kardashians are no strangers to promoting weight loss and slimming products, from waist trainers to detox teas, and now appetite suppressing lollipops. I found myself taken back when I saw Kim Kardashian West posted an ad for an appetite suppressing lollipop on her Instagram from… Continue reading Laxative Lollipops Suck

Mental Health

Pro-chocolate

Warning: Eating disorders will be discussed in this post The past few Easter's have been very stressful for me. In the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday I would engage in more eating disorder practices. If I asked for no Easter eggs people would be like "don't be ridiculous, a bit of chocolate wont kill… Continue reading Pro-chocolate

Book Reviews · Mental Health

Why 13 Reasons is…

Warning: Suicide, and mental illness such as depression and anxiety will be discussed in this post. My Twitter and Facebook timelines have been covered in posts about 13 Reasons Why this week. I read the book when I was 15 and was conflicted. On one hand, I was happy that the issue of suicide in… Continue reading Why 13 Reasons is…

Mental Health

Eating Disorder Attacks

I don't know if anyone has ever described something like this before, a lot of people with eating disorders talk about their "eating disorder voice" telling them what they can/can't eat, I experience that too but I would describe this as an "eating disorder attack". It's not quite a panic attack, because instead of having… Continue reading Eating Disorder Attacks

Mental Health

Eating Disorders and Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year and the abundance of food everywhere actually verges on gluttony, but for anyone suffering from an eating disorder it's a time of high stress. In fact, holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving (if you celebrate that), and Easter are actually scary and are something someone with… Continue reading Eating Disorders and Christmas

Mental Health

How I mind my mental health

Warning: This post discusses depression, anxiety, and self-harm This is a follow up from my last blog, which looking back may have been a bit bleak. I'm so overwhelmed by the response to it, so thank you to everyone who was so lovely about it. Don't worry, I got my coping mechanisms: Eat well &… Continue reading How I mind my mental health