Let It Go!
Note to self: Stop worrying, stop berating yourself, let it go…you are only human!
Jiggsy is an online global platform connecting everyone affected by an eating disorder or mental health issue via our unique Jiggsaw platform. Alongside this, I use my own personal experience of recovery to help others rebuild their confidence, identity and sense of self, without the need for unhealthy coping behaviours.
I created Jiggsy because I believe that recovery from an eating disorder or mental health issue is possible for EVERYONE. Regardless of your gender, age, social or financial status, you can be recovered. I know what it is like to feel lost, alone and hopeless, and I now use my experience alongside my work as an NLP practitioner, to help clients discover their identity, separate from their eating disorder. I work to strengthen your healthy self, so YOU can heal your own mind and body.
Mental ill health in the workplace exists, yet many of us are still too afraid to talk about it. I was terrified that I if I admitted I wasn’t coping, I would lose my job and my colleagues would think differently of me. I passionately believe it is time all organisations realised that employees need to feel as free to talk about their mental health, as they do their physical health.
“I’ll never be good enough.” Does this sound familiar to you? Where does this voice telling you that you aren’t enough come from? Listen…REALLY listen…and you may discover what it’s REALLY telling you.
I’ve written this on behalf of those who are living with the brutal reality of an an eating disorder, and to highlight the misconceptions that are being played out in the ‘wellness’ community.
Finding my place in the world has taken me some time. Fitting in was something I struggled with throughout my twenties, and have only really found my sense of self and belonging since letting go of my eating disorder. I believe everyone has a message to share; it might take you longer than others, but you will get there.
The value of space is massively underrated. I don’t mean actual physical space, although that too is important, I mean space to clear your mind, and sit with your thoughts without any distractions. Not easy, I know, but hugely valuable.
Ella is a dancer who I have known since I first moved to London many years ago. When I watched Ella in this video, I watched it over and over; I was blown away by her honesty. I never knew that she had also had to navigate a complicated relationship with her body. Here she talks about how she has […]
Anthony Warner AKA The ‘Angry Chef’ has been a chef for 25 years and is passionate about food. He has become known for his dedication to exposing lies, pretentions and ridiculousness in the world of food. He uses his a critical eye and an appreciation of scientific method to debunk the latest lies and mistruths about the food we eat.
For this reflection, I drew inspiration from the 1942 film ‘Casablanca.’ One of the most famous lines ‘Here’s Looking At You Kid’ is universally recognised, yet has multiple interpretations. It made me think about the power of words; does the power belong to the word or the way it’s delivered?
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