Identifying holiday stressors

By Georgina Lavan Source: Pinterest The holiday season is meant to be a time to relax and unwind from the year we’ve had, but many of us end up running around completing errands or trying to catch up with loved ones. Add in the high expectations of how we spend our time off with family … Continued

Holiday stressors: Managing money over Christmas

By Georgina Lavan Source: Pinterest With 10 days to go, the holiday break can be the most stressful part of the year for many of us. Money is often the most nerve-wracking part of the season as there are a lot of outgoings whilst the office shuts down for the two week break. With the … Continued

What happens when you stop drinking alcohol?

By Georgina Lavan   Source: Simpson’s Wiki The silly season is in full swing and we’re celebrating with family, friends and work colleagues. Come January 1st, we’ll make the pact to do something different for 2017, and quite often, most of our resolutions revolve around alcohol. So what happens when someone gives up alcohol? Improvements in … Continued

Vulnerability: Too Much, Not Enough, or Just Right

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Angie Viets.   Thanks to Dr. Brene Brown’s 2010 TED talk, The Power of Vulnerability, there is a movement in our culture to embrace vulnerability, “whole-heartedly,” as Brene would say.  Her talk is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the … Continued

Good sleep hygiene: Tips and tricks to get the zzz’s you need

By Georgie Lavan The National Sleep Foundation defines sleep hygiene as “a variety of different practices that are necessary to have normal, quality night time sleep and full daytime alertness” (National Sleep Foundation, 2016). With most adults requiring an average of seven to nine hours of sleep a night (Sleep Health Foundation, 2016), here are 15 … Continued

The effects of stonewalling on your relationship

By Georgina Lavan We all experience conflict in our relationships. It’s not pleasant, and whilst we’re out to make a point in the heat of the moment, we usually want to resolve the issue sooner rather than later. However, some couples go through what is considered to be a very destructive behaviour, and the second … Continued

Whitewashing beauty standards

By Georgina Lavan One of the many Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue covers lacking diversity Source: Buzzfeed Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue represents the shining stars of film and television, showing the year’s direction in the entertainment industry. The magazine, however, has been under criticism for many years for its lack of diversity. Actors of colour have … Continued

You’re wasting your time with waist trainers

By Georgina Lavan  Source: Marie Claire When we’ve hit a low in our body confidence and try to find a source of motivation, we often resort to social media to see what others are doing to get our mojo back, particularly as summer is setting in and the pressure to be swimsuit ready looms closer … Continued

The Value of Seeing a Dietitian in ED Recovery

By Remie Jaggard and Gabriella Barclay When an individual is in treatment for an eating disorder it is important to establish a team of professionals to help support a full recovery. There are many psychological, physical and social effects of having an eating disorder and therefore it is important to engage in treatment with professionals who … Continued