Mental illnesses often go hand in hand with Chronic illnesses. It's part of the territory. It makes a lot of sense really. Through all the fear, the confusion, the loss of life quality, friends, supporters. Having all of your peers move on with life, seeing them progress and there you are. Still sick. It makes… Continue reading The reality of being mentally ill and having an Undiagnosed Chronic Illness
I feel like not many people understand anxiety. The havoc it can wreck on someones life. How it leave someone feeling trapped. With no way out. No way to grow or succeed. People also believe that when people with anxiety have panic attacks it's obvious and shows physical signs. But not all people with anxiety… Continue reading The reality of Anxiety
Please be kind, we are incredibly fragile people. We break easily. Both literally and metaphorically speaking. We need treating with care. Please remember this before you say anything judgemental. Please don't say any of the below list: Why don't you just try? - We are trying. So much more than you can see. Unfortunately, us spoonies… Continue reading To people who have never experienced the hardship of mental/chronic illnesses…
Hello guys. So lately that nasty little thing called comparison with others has started to creep in again, something major. And it's creeped in, in many ways. One of those ways is in making me feel like I haven't done enough with my life in the past. Haven't been doing enough with my life over… Continue reading Dealing with guilt, feeling over privilaged.
Today I'm making a blog post about something slightly different than usual but something I have experience with and something which only recently I have not felt so alone with. Emetophobia is a fear of vomiting which in some cases can be debilitating and always intervines with "normal life." I don't know how long I've… Continue reading Understanding Emetophobia
I pretended I was recovered, said I was recovered. But now, falling into a relapse and not knowing what to do I realise I never was recovered. Even at my most recovered, even when I was happy. I still had those eating disordred thoughts. I still wouldnt touch pick and mix because god knows how many… Continue reading Was I lying to myself all along?
An eating disorder is the demon inside of you, the one that can't be got rid of by exorsism or any other religious means. It's the voice that is trying to kill you. It's the control, for an out of control life. It's a voice that pretends to be a friend; lies to you -… Continue reading What is a Restrictive Eating Disorder?