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I’ve noticed how much of our attention is diverted to external factors outside of ourselves. TV, Radio, google maps, department stores, internet shopping, social media, laptops and those pesky iPhones. We have forgotten to pay attention to the natural world around us, which gives us so much inspiration without wanting anything in return. Where does […]
Some people are in our lives for a long time, whilst others are merely a moment in time. I have learnt that this is irrelevant. We all have the ability to leave our mark on others, as I unexpectedly found out last weekend.
Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time for many of us. If you are struggling with a mental health issue, then the holidays can fill you with dread. My biggest tool I have learnt is to not suffer in silence. People can’t help you if they don’t know how. Guide them and be honest about what you need to get through each day.
‘Jiggsaw Reflection Series 012’ . This sound familiar… . When I have £££ in my account, I’ll be happy. … When I met him or her, I’ll be happy. … When I move there, I’ll be happy. … When he or she says they love me, I’ll be happy. … When I get that job, […]
Ever felt like you are just wandering? Life is passing you by; Different Day, Same Story. Life can be mundane. It can be frustrating and it can feel…boring. A slog with no end in sight. But it’s important to remember that THIS is EXACTLY where you are meant to be right now. In a world […]
Social media is a strange place at times. We compare ourselves to people we have, and will never meet, which is why I feel so passionately about who we choose as a role model. Surround yourself with those who add value to your life, without needing some sort of validation in return. You get to choose your heroes…choose wisely.
Sunday night/Monday morning blues is real. Many of us suffer with anxiety about the week ahead, before it’s even begun. I did, and still struggle with this, so what can you do to ease that dread?
It may be ‘World Mental Health Day,’ but our mental health deserves attention everyday. I’ve learnt that if you neglect your basic needs, then you can end up in a dark place. Look out for yourself and others EVERY day.
What happened to the real you? The one that existed before you created an online version of yourself. Recovery has taught me to accept the ‘me’ that exists in real life. She is a whole lot happier than the one she pretended to be when she was ill.
It’s all to easy to make assumptions about one another, without knowing the full picture. Recovery has helped me to let go of judgements and to be more open, in both heart and mind.
It’s not easy being reminded of who I was when I was in the grips of anorexia; angry, sad and lost. It still amazes me that these feelings are no longer my everyday experience. So, when I was unexpectedly faced with a mirror image of myself, it was incredibly uncomfortable yet welcomed at the same time.
What’s your purpose? Where do you belong? What are you working towards? Life can be constant race to keep up. How about we just enjoy the ride, right here, right now.
When you feel like you have nothing left to give, you are exhausted and want to give up…these are some of the tools I have used to keep me on track. And more importantly a few reminders as to why recovery is worth it.
How many hours of snooze do you manage to get a night? Mine has been far too little of late, and it has taken it’s toll on my mental and physical health. This is why I need to remind myself that sleep is non-negotiable part of my recovery.
One simple word, yet for many years I rarely said it. I was a people pleaser, too afraid to honour my needs and boundaries. I’ve learnt that being able to say no, is not a selfish act, but a liberating one, with benefits to everyone around you.
‘Love’ is a word so often overused and said so willingly, that it’s meaning has become devalued. Love is something I could never imagine feeling, or being able to give to myself or another. Recovery has given me this gift, for which I treasure.
Do you feel free to honour your true self? Which version of you, do you present to the outside world? What do you see when you look in the mirror…beyond your physical self?
Note to self: Stop worrying, stop berating yourself, let it go…you are only human!
“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.
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?
Ever been called ‘over sensitive?’ Yep me too. Here I explain why I totally embrace my sensitivity and ignore those who can’t see the beauty in feeling deeply.