When I was around 16 I was told by a GP after about 10 minutes of chatting about my symptoms, that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I was always that kid that had a stomach bug or whatever, but after a particularly bad bout of illness that took me months to get over, I… Continue reading My Experiences with IBS
I’m on medication. I’m on four tablets a day for my mental illness. I’m not ashamed. I’ve been on this medication for over a year, and honestly, I don’t know where I’d be without it. Medication gets me through each day. Without it, I can barely leave my bed. Because of the nature of my… Continue reading Antidepressants: why is medicating your mind viewed so negatively?
Recently I was looking around t’interweb for some new lingerie. Now, I’m a little on the large side. I’ve been blessed (and sometimes cursed) with G cup boobs, I have a chubby belly, thick thighs and stretch marks. Oh, and I’ve recently put on two stone in weight. This weight gain had knocked my confidence,… Continue reading Why don’t we have REAL plus size lingerie models?
Some of my loyal readers (hello family) may remember that last year I went on a body positive/ confidence hype. I trained my brain into loving my body and for a little while it worked. I exercised because I enjoyed it, I ate well – a mixture of healthy foods and treats. I was having… Continue reading Learning to love my body
Twitter has recently been inundated with tweets about mental health, sparked by an ignorant and uneducated fool who claims that mental illnesses ‘are not hard’ and that sufferers should just ‘get a grip’ and try ‘going for a walk’. This followed a Twitter conversation (the Twitter chat #TalkMH) about seeking help for mental illness which… Continue reading Why I can’t ‘just go for a walk’….
Self confidence. We hear about it all the time. Everyone tells us to be self confident, we need it for our job interviews, we need it in our relationships, we need it for everything….well, at least that’s how it feels. But, what people fail to tell us, is how to actually BE self confident. That’s… Continue reading The Art of Self Confidence
Today’s post is another in my Body Positivity Time series, but this time it’s from me. I’ve been featuring some amaaaazing guest posts like this one here from my lovely bestie and this fabulous one from Paige, but I thought today I’d write a bit about my current feelings towards body positivity. I’ve been on… Continue reading Are you Body Positive?
In a world that’s so stressful it’s not very often that people make time for themselves. Stress is a daily occurrence for an alarming amount of people, and how many of these people actually attempt to combat this?! So, in true Rachel fashion, I’ve decided to share with you all some of my favourite ways… Continue reading …and relax: Top Five Tips for Relaxation
Today on the blog is the lovely Megan of @lzythoughts and http://www.lazythoughts.co.uk/ who is a fellow blogger and extremely positive influence on social media. Megan was so keen to get involved with this campaign and I was so excited to feature her…. “Whenever anyone mentions body positivity to me I’m always drawn back to one… Continue reading Body Positivity Time with Megan
Today’s Body Positivity Time features my amazing friend Sarah, although she’s not a blogger, Sarah is a wonderful influence on her social media, and even though I’ve only known her a short amount of time, she’s been an amazing friend. I just HAD to get her involved. So without further ado, here are Sarah’s thoughts… Continue reading Body Positivity Time with Sarah