Posts Tagged ‘eating disorders’
To the 2023 Australian of the Year critic – yes, it is okay to be ‘a bit fat’
This Australia Day, tensions have been high with a debate between those calling for a change to the date, those wanting to scrap it altogether, and those wanting to keep it as it is. The..
Remember, we all have the power to ask for help
Life; it’s up and downs, its twists and turns Love; how it makes you feel Happiness; the genuine and unending kind Peace; the serenity and joy it brings Faith; and how it keeps you going..
Exposing life with an eating disorder– a photographic project call-out
Do you have eating disorder experience and have a passion for drawing, painting, taking pictures, or creating digital images? If so, I want to hear from you. A new project is convening and forming in..
Diet clubs in primary school – a shocking new trend?
On Tuesday, March 16, at 8 am, I feel a throbbing pain in my head and am yearning for a sip of cool freshwater. Sitting in a hospital waiting room, uncomfortable and unaccompanied, I felt..
A significant day for The Picture Healer
I am sitting outside in the unpleasant humidity that seems to have dominated our summer this year. I’m mulling over the fact that February 2021 is rolling to a close today. This leaves me with..
How the pandemic is impacting people with eating disorders
In a mere eight months, the entire human population has been confronted with a new, mysterious illness we refer to as COVID-19. Many of us have developed a comprehensive understanding of Covid, and the risks..
Navigating the COVID-19 Loss of Lifestyle and Grief
Recently, my writing has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications on myself and the wider community. I’ve shared personal thoughts, feelings and rants to an audience I may never meet in person. My..
Co-existing: COVID-19 and my ED
2020 was to be my breakout year. A year full of positives and good things, big steps forward, internal freedom from a brutal eating disorder. An overseas holiday was being planned for the first time..
Responding in a time of Crisis
Today I woke feeling not quite right. I’ve come to know these familiar symptoms well: Physically and emotionally drained Extreme nausea Lingering headache Dehydration to the point it feels impossible to dehydrate myself. If I didn’t know better, I would think I’d come down with an illness. Therefore, follow doctors’ orders, rest..
Holidaying with ED a recipe for disaster
The annual holiday (vacation, trip) is a custom in my family. Each year much research and preparation go into meticulously planning this event, right down to the smallest of details. Regardless of whether it be..