mental wellness

Sweetie, I’m Sorry

Your skin is too pale, too moley, too blemished. Your face is too freckley, too spotty, too different. Your legs are too veiny, too wobbly, too bumpy. Your stomach is too fleshy, too rounded, too much. Your eyes, squinty and uneven. Your lips, thin. Your teeth, crooked. Your laugh, brash. Your voice, common. Your personality,… Continue reading Sweetie, I’m Sorry

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A Social Media Summer

Long drawn out days spent basking in the sun. Hazy evenings accompanied by a glass of wine. Sticky nights with the hint of a breeze slipping through the cracked window. Summer. The idea of summer fills me with a warm glow, as if I were already sipping cocktails by the pool. The reality, however, leaves… Continue reading A Social Media Summer

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What Do You Mean You’re Not Vegan?!

I'm apprehensive to open up this topic of conversation as I've found both sides of the debate to, on occasion, be accusing and allow little to no room for compromise. These subjects are polarising, with innocent discussions turning into a battle ground of right and wrong, pure and impure, healthy and unhealthy. There are those… Continue reading What Do You Mean You’re Not Vegan?!

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Yummy Tum Tuesday: Putting All Of My Eggs In One Pan

Sometimes life is super hectic, super strained or quite simply you just don't want to spend a lot of money on ingredients or a lot of time on an elaborate dish. Today I looked in my fridge and I'll be honest, it's pretty empty and looking a bit sad, but there, tucked away in the… Continue reading Yummy Tum Tuesday: Putting All Of My Eggs In One Pan

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Yummy Tum Tuesday: Watching My Life Crumble Away.

Only kidding. This week's recipe is a make shift rhubarb crumble! Again, for this super easy pud I didn't really follow a recipe. I must say I'm really enjoying playing around with quantities of ingredients, tasting as I go and adjusting the dish to my own preferences, it left me asking the question: why haven't… Continue reading Yummy Tum Tuesday: Watching My Life Crumble Away.

body · mental wellness

Size Matters… Doesn’t It?

Thin people can dislike their body. Large people can dislike their body. People who are somewhere in the middle can dislike their body. Sadly, this seems to be the case more often than not. In a world that's shrouded in judgement aimed towards both ourselves and others, it seems almost impossible to grasp the act… Continue reading Size Matters… Doesn’t It?

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Yummy Tum Tuesday: Macaroni And The Cheese That Holds My Life Together

After days and days of feeling less than worthy in a body that felt less than glamorous, I wanted to cook something that was theĀ completeĀ opposite of weight loss and diet misery. A big screw you to the way my mind has been behaving lately. Mac 'n' cheese. What a magical dish. whilst it may not… Continue reading Yummy Tum Tuesday: Macaroni And The Cheese That Holds My Life Together

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Yummy Tum Tuesday: The Love That Is Chocolate

I think it's magical that you can have the crappiest of days, come back to the comfort of your home, plod to the kitchen, grab a few normally boring ingredients and then with a bit of affection and a bit of attention create something wonderful. You can trust that mixing chocolate and cream will result… Continue reading Yummy Tum Tuesday: The Love That Is Chocolate

mental wellness · recovery

Respecting Hunger,Cravings And All The Rest

People have looked on in horror at my blase attitude towards food consumption, almost as if my want for comforting foods and sugary snacks will rub off on them and they'll become a crazed sugar addict. Yes, I have made comments about eating cookies for fun, or delving into a packet of crisps just because… Continue reading Respecting Hunger,Cravings And All The Rest

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Mental Health In a Wedding Dress – A Reflection

I did it! I got married! *pause for clapping and congratulating* It was a day that brimmed with warmth and happiness from all directions and I couldn't fault a single moment (bravo to the individual who planned it all *wink wink*). But there's no need for me to run through a play by play account… Continue reading Mental Health In a Wedding Dress – A Reflection