Disclaimer - The advice in this post is for people helping friends/relatives/loved ones with mental health conditions that do not put them at serious risk to themselves or others. If you are concerned someone's life is at risk please call the emergency services. With so many people suffering mental ill health at some stage in … Continue reading How To Support Someone With A Mental Illness
With so much upheaval going on in the world at the moment we all need a little bit of positivity in our lives. Unfortunately for many, they see body positivity as something unattainable or even more stressful and upsetting than their low self-esteem. This is unsurprising really when we are taught from day one that … Continue reading Body Positive Journey
Even those of us who are fully committed to the body positive lifestyle have days when we're not feeling ourselves. It's inevitable when body positivity is fighting against everything mass media is bombarding us with on a daily basis. When I'm not feeling so great I find it helps a lot to concentrate on what … Continue reading Tips To Deal With A Bad Body Image Day
Ever since I began my body positive journey a few years ago I've had to answer this question so many times. My answer is always ever so slightly different because in many ways body positivity is different for everyone. In its most basic, generic sense it is accepting your own, and everyone else's, body for … Continue reading What is Body Positivity & Why Does it Matter?
As some of you will probably know I suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as well as having emetophobia (a fear of vomiting) so I'm prone to panic and anxiety attacks. GAD, for those who don't know, basically means that I'm a chronic worrier. Things that the average person would worry about for a couple … Continue reading What to do when you’re anxious…
I found body positivity by accident a few years ago but it really resonated with me and very quickly I began my own journey. It’s hard going on your own and the support received, at first online, and then latterly through close friends, is invaluable, when we live in a society that day and night is teaching us to hate ourselves. The more of us there are putting the positive message out there, the stronger it becomes, so here I am doing my bit.