As a child I moved a lot. Sometimes once a year, sometimes within 6 months of settling we were moving again. We didn't stay in the same area either. We lived all over the south half of the country. When it came to going to high school my parents decided it was time to try … Continue reading Moving On From A Haunted Past of Home and The Inner Caverns of Self Hatred
Work On Your Mind It is your biggest barrier and your biggest tool to self realisation and achieving fitness goals is your mind. I've said it a few times and I'll say it again, physical activity and incorporating it into your life can be just as much an emotional and mental challenge as it is … Continue reading The Puzzle of Movement: Find Your Mind
We don't get along with everyone in life. Unfortunately, there are just some people who rub us up the wrong way, infuriate us with their breathing habits or perhaps it's just the mere fact that they exist. These are just some of the challenges we have to cross in our life times, and navigating people … Continue reading What Happens When You Don’t Get Along With Your Therapist?
I wrote this in hospital whilst I was on a 5(2). I didn't know if I was going to be sectioned again, but the sentiment remains the same. I am home now. Under HTT, but this is my poem about being in hospital and kept there against your will.
The other day I took my body measurements. Once upon a time this was an almost daily ritual over which the loss of a quarter-inch would be rejoiced for a moment before becoming again, ‘not small enough’. To catch me tape measure in hand would have been an invasion into the depth’s of anorexia’s secrecy … Continue reading The Story of My MIND Fundraiser – and the importance of MIND in the UK.
For years I had been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I dissociated, and at one time in my life, I engaged with many of the unhelpful coping mechanisms that accompany the disorder: binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, drinking, cutting, and overdoses. I was constantly trying to understand, and ease the immense pain that I felt from … Continue reading Switching Psychiatric Labels: And All The Resulting Qualms.