Mental Health Literature: Spencer

Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, particularly bulimia and the binge-purge cycle. It also contains spoilers for the movie, Spencer, and the fourth season of The Crown. * Last year, fans of The Crown were introduced to Princess Diana and her tumultuous experience of living with the British Royal Family and its toll on her … Continue reading Mental Health Literature: Spencer

Orthorexia: A Dangerous Coping Strategy in Plain Sight

Recently, I was shown a set of tweets, which may have been well-intentioned, from a mental health professional and a campaigner, trying to create some sort of exposé on the healthiness and purity of a type of dietary lifestyle. To the public, this may seem like a discussion into the reality of some healthy food. … Continue reading Orthorexia: A Dangerous Coping Strategy in Plain Sight

Free Britney: The Aftermath of The Conservatorship

Unless you have been under a rock, which I'm sure most of us would rather do with how horrendously bad the world continues to be, then you will have read and heard about the battle Britney Spears has been going through to end the conservatorship she has been living under since 2008. It is a … Continue reading Free Britney: The Aftermath of The Conservatorship

The Promises and The Reality

Disclaimer: This post discusses eating disorders, anxiety, body image/distortion/dysmorphia, and other mental health illness and difficulties. My eating disorder promised me a lot. My eating disorder crept into my mind and my body, when I was trying to find some way to cope with a dysfunctional environment and trauma imposed upon my life, and planted … Continue reading The Promises and The Reality

Scottish Government Eating Disorder Review: A Summary and My Thoughts

In late March of this year, the Scottish Government released a report that reviewed the current state of eating disorder services available in Scotland. This review was announced in 2020 by Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health, following the eating disorder review carried out by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. This review was published … Continue reading Scottish Government Eating Disorder Review: A Summary and My Thoughts

The Acclimation Toward Harassment and Violence: Growing Up As A Female

Disclaimer: This post discusses gender-based violence namely male violence against women, sexual assault, sexual harassment, femicide, male entrapment of women, pornography, and misogyny/sexism. Today is Mother's Day in the UK. A day used to celebrate motherhood and maternal caregivers. On Monday, it was International Women's Day. A day used to celebrate women throughout the world. … Continue reading The Acclimation Toward Harassment and Violence: Growing Up As A Female

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Misunderstood Reality of Binge Eating

Disclaimer: this post discusses Binge Eating Disorder, binge eating behaviour, the binge-purge cycle, the binge-restrict cycle, and other eating disorder behaviour. I do not, nor did I have Binge Eating Disorder, therefore I don't claim to know what the disorder is like other than research made for this post. This post is to deliver some … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Misunderstood Reality of Binge Eating

My Experience Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Part One

In early December of last year, Margaret Keenan, 91, a Northern Irish woman living in Coventry, received her first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination, making her the first in the world. On the same day, a nurse in Edinburgh became the first Scot to receive the Pfizer vaccine too. And, so began the … Continue reading My Experience Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Part One

Mental Health Literature: The Crown Season Four

Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, specifically binge eating disorder, and bulimia. It also contains spoilers for season four of The Crown. Peter Morgan's historical royal drama, The Crown, is now in its fourth season and was premiered in the latter half of last year. It focuses on the stories that built the British royal … Continue reading Mental Health Literature: The Crown Season Four

A Guide to Cope at Christmas: Eating Disorders and Christmas

Disclaimer: this post discussed eating disorders. As those with eating disorders approach Christmas, there will be a long list of anxieties running through their minds, with most of them surrounding the abundance of different foods, and unwillingly relinquishing control around it. And, in the run up, many are looking for ways to cope. Looking back, … Continue reading A Guide to Cope at Christmas: Eating Disorders and Christmas