Posts in the ‘wellness’ Category

Break the Silence

I haven’t posted for a while,you probably noticed. I am, as you might know, studying, and my parents were over for Christmas and then right about everybody in the house got sick… so I took a break, but it’s time to get back to work. One of the things that have kept me entertained during this

THE SHAKESPEAREAN DILEMMA – TO DIET OR NOT TO DIET?

A few days ago I went for coffee with two women I’ve known for years, although I don’t see them very often. As we sat down and greeted each other, they started talking about this diet they had been on, which apparently they were doing together. It got me thinking that, for years, every time

Normal Eating, it Exists!

Back when I first realised I had a problem, my goal was to lose weight. My approach to my recovery was, in many ways, part of the problem, as it had a lot to do with my shape and my size and how I felt about it. But part of the problem was also this

Stand By Me!

As a BED sufferer, I have had to guide my family to help me get through the process of recovery. I can’t say it’s a 100% successful process, though. The two main people in my life who needed this guidance were my mother and my husband. I have to say that they both have made

Far from the Arms of Hunger!

  Yesterday I attended a kid’s birthday party, the son of a friend. The party was organised at noon in an indoor soft-play area. The kids played for over an hour and then they had a choice of chicken, fish, burger or sausages, and chips, and ice cream for desert, and then cake. Unfortunately for

BE SHAMELESS!

You might have seen in the news or, at least, online, that ex-playmate Dani Mathers has been charged for sharing a picture in Snapchat. The picture was taken in the gym and was of a 70 year old naked woman, I assume about to take a shower. The caption she added read ‘If I can’t

The Greatest Love of All!

  The Greatest Love of All The greatest love of all is probably a mother’s love, but there is another one, one that will support you and help you for the rest of your life, the love you have for yourself. I’ve talked in past articles about how the self-esteem of people with eating disorders

Life Therapies Clinic Blogs it! Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

Life Therapies Clinic is beyond proud to be introducing our latest guest blogger, the exquisitely talented writer, blogger and all round amazing person that is Conor Penn. Having read some of Conor’s previous articles we could not be more delighted that he has agreed to contribute to our page and sincerely hope that you will

Mum’s the Word on Social Media & Eating Disorders!

If you have an eating disorder and you have children like I do, you might worry about your ability to raise your children free of the burden of an unhealthy relationship with food. During therapy I identified that the very beginning of my Binge Eating Disorder was between the age of 8 and 10, when

Does my autistic child have an eating disorder?

Do you have a child or family member on the autistic spectrum who struggles with eating challenges? Are you concerned they may have an ‘eating disorder’? I often get contacted for advice by parents who are concerned about their children suffering the physical effects of food avoidance and food anxieties (often sensory based), so here

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