The Locked Door – By Meg

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In the past few weeks I’ve experienced snippets of all the good things life has to offer, and it reinforced the notion of how much this illness makes me miss out on and how much it sacrifices my future. I don’t want this to continue ruining my life. Recently, certain events in people’s lives have really put things into perspective for me. One friend of mine just got married and I had such a lovely time at her wedding. Another ...

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I’m still me, I’ve just been absent for a while

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There was a time when I didn’t even know what an eating disorder was, I mean really truly understood. I think the limitations of my understanding went as far as to say you didn’t eat and got really thin. Well even that’s wrong isn’t it? Because eating disorders are not just anorexia. There’s bulimia, binge eating disorder, eating disorders not otherwise specified… and more. Thinking back I can even remember making a joke about anorexia. Sadly now, I can’t imagine ...

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Christmas… What is it all about?

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Christmas isn’t all about food

Christmas is considered one of the best times of the year: family, presents, love, laughter, joy and- like most other large social occasions- food. For individuals with eating disorders, that last part is particularly hard to deal with. The worries and anxieties whirl round the entire day, making it quite difficult to enjoy. Unfortunately, for the past couple of years this has been the case for me but this year I am ...

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Perfection does not exist

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One in four people will experience mental health issues in their lifetime. I never thought I would be me. I never thought I would be on that side of the statistic. I try and understand what I did, how I became one of the 25%.

When I was growing up I was ignorant of mental health, I didn’t even consider I would ever be affected by it. I suppose in many ways ...

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