When you are in the middle of an eating disorder, be that as a lived experience person or as a family member, it can feel like there is no way out. Meet Kylie who experienced severe Anorexia Nervosa and has found a way to not have that experience as defining her or any part of her day-today living now.
If you need support, please do not hesitate to contact some of the amazing support services across the globe.
Support services in Australia include
The Butterfly Foundation
A comprehensive website with support for people with eating disorders, body image concerns and their families and practitioners. Support includes details for nationwide practitioners, a National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. and online chat service
Eating Disorder Families Australia
A great resource for parents and families
National Eating Disorders Collaborative
The National Eating Disorder Collaboration is a great resource for up-to-date information and research on eating disorders. It also provides a list of state-by-state treatment services for inpatient, outpatient and community support programs in their ‘Services and Support Organisations’ section.
EDBI (Eating Disorders and Body Image)
If you are interested in the research around eating disorders and body image (including my own!) please check out the
EDBI site Western Sydney University
A big topic and a potentially triggering question. I could go to the dictionary definition of bullying but why…. it described a set of behaviours that are already embedded and have become ‘repeated targeting’. Yet have we accepted low level forms of bullying as normal interaction between people to the point that we now don’t even call it bullying but relationships and or family dynamics?
Read more on this topic on Back to Basics Parenting and watch out for an article in the Hornsby Kuring-gai Post
We want to be seen, heard and valued. We all need to be part of that movement
Why is it so natural to go into comparison? Are we measured from such an early age that we have forgotten how to adore each other just for being who we are rather than for what we did or achieved?
Check our the latest audio from Annette Baker and Gabrielle Caplice which looks at why comparison is so prevalent and taking personal responsibility to address it in our own lives so we can bring awareness to it and - dare I say - stop it in all our lives.
Everyone wants to be loved, everyone wants to be adored
The year 7-9 Community Problem Solving Team from Ravenswood Girls School have, once again, offered a unique insight into the challenges of Neurodiversity in a school environment. Abi, Millie, Mia and Grace talk us through their project and what their team of 11 have done for the competition. Unravelling Uniqueness is a wonderful celebration of how we can celebrate neurodiversity.
After the last post on death and dying - I felt there was an important question to ask - do we know how to live?! Let's be honest, there are handbooks for everything and most of them tell us we are have much to learn, so when Cynthia Hickman a psychotherapist wrote a 'Handbook for Being Human' I was intrigued. My interview with Cynthia talks to how we grow up in this world without buying into the fear factor that is fed to us left, right, centre, up and down!
Evil and hate stick with you, but love sticks with you even more
The confusion and unease around initial changes to work practices meant these women had to address the stress and reassess how to make decisions. There are also some amazing insights for raising girls in the future - if we can show our girls that you are who you are in your essence and that can't be defined or boxed (by a profession or a title) they are then prepared for everything that comes.
The more I kept things simple, the simpler the decisions became
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Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.