Welcome to my Blog…

Into the Light is my current blog series  my journey in overcoming depression, anxiety and anorexia. Blogging is really helping me understand and beat these issues and my struggles and experiences are teaching me so much about life. I’m learning how to cope when things overwhelm me. I’m realising that many of my struggles, experiences and feelings are, to a lesser or great extent, common to us all. I am heading towards the light, learning to love life again, despite the difficulties it throws at us. If you are struggling with some similar issues to me, I hope reading these blog posts helps you as much as writing them has helped me…

Rock Bottom I finally decide to start a blog as I feel ready to share some very real and honest experiences about my battle with depression and anxiety…

I Need a Doctor! My first step in overcoming depression and anxiety is to try and understand the issues by exploring life, death and Doctor Who…

Unlovable On Valentine’s Day, when lots of people are celebrating romantic love, I focus on another type of love which I think is at the heart of overcoming depression…

Upside, Downside After destroying my car in a car crash, I was inspired to turn life into a game of Upside, Downside and always see the positive in any situation…

Living in Limbo The refugees I met when I visited ‘The Jungle’ in Calais in February taught me an invaluable lesson in how to deal with periods of difficulty and uncertainty in life…

My Friend Ana In my most personal and painful post yet, I open up about another issue which I haven’t talked about until now: Anorexia…

GoCompare! Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed recently, I started comparing my life to my peers’ lives. Their grass definitely seems greener than mine. But comparison is dangerous…

Why I Love Monday Mornings… I’ve noticed that I have work-a-holic tendencies and, although working hard is a good thing, I can see how depression and anxiety have been using my industrious nature against me…

Painful & Powerless – A Parent’s Perspective My Mum and Dad have very bravely opened up about what it’s been like to see a daughter struggle with anorexia, depression and anxiety. I believe my parents’ raw honesty will help so many other people in similar positions.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar I have finally decided to get professional help for my eating disorder. Just like the Hungry Caterpillar, I want to cocoon myself away to rest, recuperate and recover, and hopefully (eventually!) transform into a butterfly.

Is There Really Light in the Darkness? Hurt and brokenness, conflict and confusion. Tough times and dark days are completely rubbish, aren’t they? If you’re feeling a bit lost in the dark right now, be reassured: There is light in the darkness…

Pulling the Trigger In trying to overcome my eating disorder once and for all, I have finally identified and faced up to the root cause which triggered my struggles… *This blog post comes with a warning for anyone who is sensitive towards sexual abuse and eating disorder triggers*

A Period Drama! Is it appropriate to blog about periods? Because I have something to share… My periods have started! This is a HUGE milestone in anorexia recovery…

Fractures, Frustrations & Fry Ups I foolishly fractured my foot and I’m very frustrated about it! But, in an odd way, that fracture might just be helping with recovery in other areas of my life…