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.
Hi everyone! Ages ago I mentioned that I became an an ambassador for Project I Define Me but I haven't spoken about it since. So here's my shameless little plug - featuring a silly photo I took with self timer on my camera... that is definitely not my favourite. I'm not selling anything I promise! [...]
I didn’t know it at the time, but this is why I stuck around. To feel the warmth of the setting sun bathe my skin. To drive home from dinner with a great friend with the windows down, a stomach full of spinach dip, and a heart full of love. Not to know where the [...]
A bit of a different post today, but since I'm in the process of restoring my relationship with food I thought I'd share a delicious recipe I made the other week. Originally from Celebrating Sweets. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 3/4 tsp vanilla 1 1/3 cups flour 1 tsp baking [...]
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 [...]
Don’t leave a trace Don’t want any crumbs Like we don’t want any more holes in the wall. Chew quietly, But the right things, But not too much. Don’t walk on your heels, Your presence is too loud. we don’t want drinking So that means no cutlery clinking. We don’t want lies, So no speaking. [...]
Today in group we discussed whether or not we thought "fat" was a bad word, and boy were there some different opinions on the matter. First of all, I think it's undeniable that as a culture we have demonized the word fat. I also think our relationship with it is entirely confused (and I personally can't [...]
helps me hear my own thoughts. I'm more confident with graphite, ink, or keys than I am with speech. I can express what I'm too afraid to say. You can't hear my voice shake in text on a screen. No one can interrupt me when I type. No one speaks over me. I don't have [...]
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 [...]