Blog Archive

This is my Blog Archive – the place where I keep all the blog posts I have written since embarking on my journey out of the darkness. I hope these posts give you some hope and encouragement if you need it.

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…

The Regeneration Game Change is strange. Instinctively we don’t like it and psychologically we resist it. However, changes occur for all of us all the time. And there’s no better metaphor for this than regeneration in Doctor Who…

Mental Time Travel If we don’t learn to fully live in the present, we end up re-living past pain and pre-living future disasters. I’m reading a brilliant book on Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapy which is teaching me how to avoid mental time travel.

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