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University pressures

“Going to University is the best thing ever”, “you’re going to have so much fun”, “honestly university was the best time of my life”, “enjoy it while it lasts because the real world is misery”. These are but a few of the remarks that people often said to me before going to university. I, like…

Bulimia and anxiety from the outside: Part 2

I am not quite sure when my niece was sucked under by this horrible eating disorder and anxiety. I think the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ was when her university colleagues decided one day that it would be acceptable to demolish my niece’s confidence by telling her she was ‘fat’. She has never been…

Bulimia and anxiety from the outside: Part 1

As a mother, I cannot express how helpless I feel and it breaks my heart to see the happy, bubbly, chatty, stable, intelligent daughter I have nurtured and loved become this anxious, very thin, very unsure young lady. My daughter struggles daily with the demons of Bulimia. When you see someone you are so close…

Eating Disorders

Hi everyone. This week will feature 3 guest posts talking about the issue of Bulimia through their eyes. Hopefully these posts will help people not only dealing with the issue of eating disorders but those who are helping others deal with this issue. I have an eating disorder. That was tough to write. They’re sneaky…

Rejection

Ever said something out loud? Something you really don’t want to say but want to say at the same time? Don’t want to say it because then it’s real but equally, want to say it just so you can get it off your chest and have five seconds to breathe properly? I was at a…

Should I be here? Thoughts on Imposter syndrome

I don’t belong here. A simple, but pervasive thought that each of us has probably experienced over the course of our lifetimes. It’s a bitter concept that creeps in on a regular basis and slowly erodes at the foundations of everything you’ve worked so hard to build. “Imposter Syndrome”, as this thought process is often…

Borderline Personality Disorder: The grey between the lines

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s blog post is from a friend about dealing with borderline personality disorder. I was diagnosed (reluctantly) as having Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 18, following an attempt to end my life. My ultimate goal was to stop feeling all those overwhelming emotions – I’d had enough of being let down, I’d…