Body Positivity: A journey of Acceptance

What is body positivity? Body positivity, or BoPo as it is colloquially known, is about unlearning the negative concepts surrounding our bodies and letting go of the idea that some bodies hold more worth and deserve more acceptance and praise. The body positivity movement encourages us to recognise that all bodies hold equal value and purpose. BoPo has been gaining traction… Read more →

9 things you can do when you support someone who has eating difficulties

Having issues with eating is tough and supporting someone who has eating difficulties comes with its own struggles but we have compiled these 9 things which might help you. 1. Identify warning signs This can be tough to do, there are many eating disorders with different tell tale signs and it can be tricky to identify. However, if you are… Read more →

What To Do After A Binge

Bio: Kat Schneider is a PhD researcher studying mindfulness and movement. She has completed an 8-week mindfulness course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and is the author of the blog Maybe Mindful, where she documents her own mindfulness journey, meditation practice, and research. What is a Binge? Everyone has probably binged (defined as eating more than usual,… Read more →

Family Time and Easter Panic

Are you spending time with your family this Easter?   Another bank holiday is here and for many, the familiar panic is rising. What is it about bank holidays that strike fear into those who struggle with mental health? Well where do we start?! Back in December we wrote about Christmas and eating difficulties, both if you are struggling yourself and… Read more →

Riding The Waves ~ Urge Surfing

Bio: Kat Schneider is a PhD researcher studying mindfulness and movement. She has completed an 8-week mindfulness course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and is the author of the blog Maybe Mindful, where she documents her own mindfulness journey, meditation practice, and research. Mindfulness & Eating   I have previously written a few blog posts about mindfulness… Read more →

Change4Life and the 100 calorie snack issue

Please note: We do talk about calories in this post. Although this is something that we generally avoid it is unavoidable in this topic.   100 calorie snack This has been a story that has been around for a while, but due to its intricacy and complexity we haven’t commented on it yet. Change4Life is an initiative that is backed… Read more →

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Eating Disorders Rarely Occur in a Vacuum

Trigger Warning: This blog touches on abuse, trauma, addiction, drug abuse, suicide and self harm. Eating Disorders rarely come out of nowhere and infrequently turn up without bringing or aggravating other issues. It’s vital to recognise this, if we treat eating disorders as an isolated issue and do not support the whole person, or get to the root of the… Read more →

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Gender Identity and LGBTQ+

Gender dysphoria and vulnerability to eating disorders Gender identity; at some point we all have a question of gender and sexual orientation. For some this is brief, for others this question is long and sprawling or leads to the conclusion: I do not identify with a gender or my gender and my assigned gender do not match. This is called… Read more →