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

Tis the season to be very stressed about your eating disorder: Christmas and Eating Disorders

Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, and eating disorder behaviour. It has been no word of a lie that this year has been one big let down. A year full of stress, and despair for many of us. A year where our routines have gone out the window, progress has been undone, and we've generally … Continue reading Tis the season to be very stressed about your eating disorder: Christmas and Eating Disorders

Methods For Mental Health: Sertraline

In February of this year, I was prescribed 50mg of sertraline for severe anxiety that I have had for over a decade of my life, beginning in my early teens. I watched my GP create the prescription, attaching it to my medical records on the computer. He handed over the peach slip, and just like … Continue reading Methods For Mental Health: Sertraline

The Anxiety of Being Productive

During this lockdown, have you seen this tweet copied and pasted onto your timeline from a variety of pseudo-life coaches? https://twitter.com/TheJeremyHaynes/status/1245767684484202496 How has it made you feel? Annoyed? Frustrated? Guilty? Like you're not doing enough? A failure? Me too. At the time I'm writing this the UK is now going into our sixth week of … Continue reading The Anxiety of Being Productive

Timing Your Calories

A quick disclaimer: this is perhaps a more emotional and quick post; a rant, if you will. This post will feature triggering language centred around exercise, calories, 'offsetting' your calories with exercise, and pro-eating disorder information. I wanted to get my feelings and thoughts out there, because this has really angered me. Have you opened … Continue reading Timing Your Calories

The Emotional Protection from a Pandemic: Looking After Yourself as a Social Care Worker

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of stress and strain has been placed on people considered key workers. These workers are on the frontline and exposed to the pandemic firsthand. Some of them, while not directly facing the pandemic, are involved in providing services to the public wherein if these services were not provided the … Continue reading The Emotional Protection from a Pandemic: Looking After Yourself as a Social Care Worker