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Living with an invisible disease

I don’t even know where to start with describing this one so I’m just going to get straight to it. On the face of it when people look at me; no real skin problems, no scars, no chesty coughs, slim build and no real obvious signs of illness. Internally, I feel the complete opposite. I…

We need to talk

So how exactly do you talk about mental health? It’s a tough one – an elephant in the room, if you’ll pardon the pun. But it’s a conversation we need to have.   If you ask me how I’m doing, the chances are you’ll get one of three answers: The “meh”: this means that I’m…

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…

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…