Life-threatening stigma is propagated by overvaluation of the relevance of body weight in eating disorders and healthcare in general. Outward physical symptoms are not a reliable metric for mental illnesses.
Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
Are some days better than others in terms of your body image? Ever have those days where you just "feel fat"? Turns out, your body image issues aren't rooted in your actual appearance.
A not-so-eloquent stream of conscious thought containing some ramblings about life, society, and lying on the couch.
Thanks to everyone continuing to tag and share with the hashtag #MentallyMe. Growing the more vulnerable and authentic side of social media while fostering our identity outside of mental illness. Tag your posts #MentallyMe for a chance to be featured. Shout out to - Embracing self-love "Hey, hi, hello. I'm Nicole and self love is [...]
"Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat." I'm not one to normally reflect on this kind of thing but in my recovery, I have been working with my are team to take my eating "back to the basics", which included the construction of [...]
I reached 1,000 followers on Instagram today and I've been inclined to take a step back and think about what this really means to me. In theory, it means 1,000 people (likely fewer because of all those spam-bots) actually want to hear (or see) what I have to share - at least to some degree. [...]
How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you earn? How much did your car cost? What grade did you get? How many steps did you take today? How much do you weight? How many calories are in that? As humans we assign value to things. It's been a practice as long [...]