Around 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder (1). Although there are still so many individuals suffering undiagnosed pro-longing their illness and potentially preventing treatment from having an effective outcome for them to recover. I have experienced first-hand how traumatic it is to be pinned against set criteria that apparently deems … More Breaking Down Barriers || Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019
You spend so much of your life sleeping (around 26 years!), yet I can guarantee most of you reading this will not know much about what is actually happening when you get in your usual forty winks. In all fairness, I didn’t have much prior knowledge as to what really takes place, mainly because when … More What Happens When We Sleep?
So far this year there has been a flood of coverage for the awareness of mental health, and for good reason. Recently Mental Health Foundation commissioned NatCen conducted a survey of 2,290 people from across England, Scotland and Wales to find out about the state of their mental health. The results provide strong evidence that … More MHAW 2017 | Survive or Thrive?
Been meaning to write this post for a good while now, but ironically life has been hectic and stopped from me dedicating my spare time towards ‘The Growing Butterfly’ which isn’t something that I have been particularly happy about. However this year I have already discovered a whole new way of viewing things, and it … More Confessions of a Blogger
Exactly a week ago, things couldn’t have been more different. I had woken up around 2 am in the morning on Sunday with the most extreme pains in my abdomen and that started to wrap around my lower back. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced before and that was what made this all … More Coping with the Unexpected
Taking a leap of faith on your hearts desires, can be a huge risk. Especially if you are anything like me, and want to know that everything is going to be the best it can possibly be. Oh and then some. Planning your life out to the nth degree, it a very stressful and consuming … More Back to the Books
The tide began to rise in the early hours of the morning, but I had no warning of how bad the damage was going to be. It started around midday, just after finishing working with my clients. I darned on my workout vest, filled my bottle up, put my headphones in, and went into a … More Riding Through the Storm