Are the phrases and wording we use around nutrition impacting our relationship with food? Junk, rubbish, bad 'I've been eating so badly over the last few days.' 'This is so naughty of me.' 'Junk food.' We have created this constant dialogue surrounding our food choices. Enforcing the idea that certain foods are bad/rubbish and that… Continue reading I’ve Been Bad
Summer It's morning sunshine streaming through the window as you enjoy your first sips of coffee. It's ice cream dripping down the cone and coating your fingers. It's Sweltering evenings tangled in the sheets. It's yummy smells of barbecues in back gardens and warm doughnuts at the fun fair. It's lazy afternoons by the beach… Continue reading Summer – It’s More Than A Body
We've all been there, you know? That place. Maybe your kids have been acting up non stop. Maybe relationships are strained. Maybe you're surrounded by idiots at work and feel like you're the only one putting any effort in. Problems with finances, problems with body image, problems with health, problems with, well, anything really. You… Continue reading Anger, Stress and All The Rest
Yesterday I had a memory thing pop up on Facebook. I always dread looking at them because the realisation hits me that I'll never be as cool as 15 year old me, posting all her woes on social media along with super posed photos and very cryptic messages, which were obviously directed towards my crush… Continue reading Is Recovery Worth It?
I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I'm too much. I feel that I love too much and care too greatly, pouring my energy into people, just for it to be discarded like an old pair of pants. I'm not one for small talk. I want to dance in your hopes and… Continue reading Am I Too Much?
I got used to my anxiety. Comfortable in a way. Like an old acquaintance who was pretty irritating but you know how to sweet talk them into leaving you the hell alone. I knew how to deal with it, my coping strategies were solid, I knew my triggers, I knew how it worked and that… Continue reading The Many Faces of Anxiety
I've been wanting to write and attempting to write for the last few weeks with one topic in mind, but every time I even think about putting pen to paper all I can focus on is how angry I am. Angry about the New Year, angry towards diet culture, angry towards the people and companies… Continue reading Happy New Year?
Tree up (tick) Christmas cake made (tick) Festive songs on shuffle (tick) Elf retrieved from the back of the DVD cabinet (tick) People experiencing guilt due to food consumption (tick... unfortunately) It's no secret that I adore this time of year; quiet dog walks early in the morning, as the sun is peeking over the… Continue reading Christmas Guilt
I was unsure how to approach this post, should I be witty? Use humour? Blast out facts and figures? After a few attempts and a lot of paper scribbled on, to then be scrunched up and binned - I've opted for openness and honesty. This blog has included a lot of my recovery stories. Talking… Continue reading Living With PCOS and Recovering From Bulimia
'And what is it that you do?' A conversation starter that is favoured among guests at parties and gatherings. 'Oh I'm just a lifeguard.' My mouth puts the words together and blurts them into the atmosphere before my brain can intervene, hastily followed by, 'But I teach fitness classes as well.' Attempting to reassure these… Continue reading ‘And What Is It That You Do?’