Authenticity, Perfectionism and Our Innate Intelligence

For me, the tension between authenticity and perfectionism has never been more clear. This blog post includes excerpts from a conversation with my therapist and my personal insights on the subject. If you self-identify as a perfectionist, struggle with self-esteem, read voraciously about personal development, strive to be happier, work hard to be better and…

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Body Image And Weight Gain in a Relationship

Trigger warning: This post discusses eating disorders, body image and weight gain in a relationship. ‘Does my body look bigger to you?’ It was a question I already knew the answer to. I wondered silently whether he had noticed my body change gradually over the years or if it had snuck up on him as…

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Finding Self-Compassion During Coronavirus

Hi. It feels like it has been a long time since I was last here. Thinking. Writing. Deleting and re-writing. The last thing I shared was a Beauty Pie review, which makes me smile a little because makeup and skincare feel so ridiculously trivial at this moment and yet, they’re one of the few things…

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5 Good Habits For A New Year

If you read my recap of 2019 over the weekend, then you know the year had some serious ups and downs for me. BUT, December finished on a real high with the purchase of our new flat and I’m now feeling a lot like a whole new woman and I’m determined to keep that going.…

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Reflecting on 2019

Is it just me or was 2019 a hard year? Cataloguing my defining experiences each month for the past year has helped me see that while 2019 brought about a few of my favourite memories, I also witnessed some of my darkest moments.

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Restricting, HAES and the Food Psych ‘Philosophy’

‘The more I start to understand some of the complexities of my mental health, the more I begin to feel like the Food Psych’s unanimous, unwavering stand on the virtues of practicing HAES and intuitive eating for EVERYONE is not only unfair, but flat out wrong.’

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Therapy Session #5: Body Image and Depression

I take frantic notes after every therapy session with the aim of remembering all of the revelations I came to in that 50 minute period. Most of the notes I take are disjointed blurbs that, when read together, illuminate some kind of unifying message or wider theme. Sometimes I have to think about how to…

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