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

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

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

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

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

Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness

As a mental health campaigner, namely in eating disorders, I have become involved in a community full of individuals with similar lived experiences of mental health such as depression, anxiety, and, of course, eating disorders. This community has allowed me to feel heard and supported. I have people to reach out to, and people reach … Continue reading Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness

Five Years Later

I finally got some paint and began to refurbish my room. This meant a lot of looking through bags of old university things and other miscellanous items, and deciding if I should keep them. Yes, I did give the Marie Kondo if it sparks joy approach, and it turns out a lot of the stuff … Continue reading Five Years Later

The Relapse

Disclaimer: this post details eating disorders and the behaviours that surround it and may be particularly graphic. Therefore if you feel you may be triggered by this then either avoid this post or view at your own discretion. I also speak about purging behaviours such as vomiting, therefore people who have emetophobia or an adversion … Continue reading The Relapse

Mental Health Literature: A Review of “Seconds To Snap”

I recently read Seconds To Snap by Scottish author, Tina McGuff, and it elicited so many strong emotions with every word that I realised this was one of the best books to read to understand the shame, and guilt concerning eating disorders. Seconds To Snap takes you through the dark details of an eating disorder so often missed in popular culture, and is an important lesson in eating disorder awareness.