Some time in July 2009

Hi there everyone, sorry for my absence over the last 2 weeks, I usually try to post once a week, but I was busy finishing my exams, and packing to move (eeeeeek). I am now sitting in the sun, sipping an iced tea, in the Gold Coast, Australia. This week I thought I would do … Continue reading Some time in July 2009

Learning to love yourself

Today I want to talk about, what I believe is the most important step in anyones recovery: Loving yourself. For a long time, I was afraid to think about the mistakes that I have made. Whenever I did, my head would spin, my heart would ache, and often, I would go into a full blown … Continue reading Learning to love yourself

Weight gain in the process of recovery

Welcome back beautiful humans, today I want to talk about something that I am currently experiencing at the moment, and have struggled with repeatedly in the past. For a great deal of people who suffer from an eating disorder, the process of recovery can involve a significant amount of weight gain, this is especially true … Continue reading Weight gain in the process of recovery

Goal setting

Today I thought I would focus on something positive, both for myself, and for you. Most of you have probably heard of the power of positive thinking, or the law of attraction, which states that your thoughts become your reality. I am not an avid believer in the concept, however I do think that there … Continue reading Goal setting

Things you should never say to someone struggling with an Eating Disorder

This beautiful human has truly captured some of the things that I have experienced throughout recovery. It is so important to remember that an eating disorder is a mental illness. It is not about what size you are, it is about how you feel in your body, and the thoughts that you have. I am so glad that I stumbled across this blog, and I feel inspired to continue with mine.

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I wrote about Eating disorders & the signs to know if your loved one is struggling with it. Read the post here :  https://cafeavectwali.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/eating-disorders-in-kenya/

This post will be about what NOT to say to someone who has the illness. I’m sure you have your heart in the right place & you really intend to help but you’d need to be careful what you say that could trigger the person, especially when they decide they need the help to recover.

“Just eat” “Don’t eat” “Eat less”

People suffering from an eating disorder already feel conscious about what they do or do not eat. Commenting that they should just eat a portion or not eat at all does not help, no matter which eating disorder they may have. You cannot tell a person who is overweight & struggling with binge…

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Finding Violet

Over the last few weeks, I have had this sinking feeling, that my life has pulled up to a stop. I feel stagnant, I know where I want to be, and who I want to be, but I am not moving towards this. I have thought long and hard, about what it is that I … Continue reading Finding Violet

Physical illness and mental health

This post has somewhat forced itself into existence. I am currently sitting, swaddled up in my duvet, heater on full blast, with an array of pill packets, spread out on my bed side table. I have been sentenced to bed rest, and a course of antibiotics, after a week of not enough sleep, not enough … Continue reading Physical illness and mental health