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Pressure and Expectations

Often success appears as a fleeting, momentary occurrence, present only briefly before my mind moves onto the next thing I have yet to achieve or something else that I’m not doing so well on. It’s never been about pausing and taking the time to enjoy my own victories, however small or large they may be.…

Another side of depression

Hi everyone, today’s post is from a friend on their personal experience of depression and anxiety; I have been dealing with my issues for as long as I can remember. Depression and anxiety seem so integral to who I am as a person now that I cannot think of a time when they were not…

Bullying.

There’s that age old saying; “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. I’m not sure where this originated but I find it hard to believe that this person experienced anyone saying nasty things to them. Bullying comes in a multitude of forms. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the…

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…