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Danielle Stewart

About Danielle Stewart

My name is Danielle Stewart and for almost 10 years I have suffered on and off with eating disorders. It is a subject I am extremely passionate about, especially living in such a body conscious and appearance obsessed world which I believe is very dangerous to how we view and think about ourselves. I feel that eating disorders are an epidemic waiting to happen and possibly already begun. Since they are incredibly secretive and isolating disorders, it is difficult to ever know the true number of people affected. Therefore my blog is dedicated to sharing my own personal thoughts and experiences, discussing the psychology behind eating disorders and spreading the word on articles of interest. The more we start talking more openly and frequently about eating disorders, the more help and action will be generated as well as reducing the fear of admitting and seeking help for this mental illness. If nothing else, I want you to know that you are not alone in what you're going through.

Danielle Stewart

13 Aug

In Loving Memory of Robin Williams

I am aware I haven’t blogged in a rather a long amount of weeks and I apologise for my absence, however the past couple of days has sent me crashing back to earth and given me a stark and saddening …

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Danielle Stewart

13 Aug

In Loving Memory of Robin Williams

I am aware I haven’t blogged in a rather a long amount of weeks and I apologise for my absence, however the past couple of days has sent me crashing back to earth and given me a stark and saddening …

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Danielle Stewart

25 Jun

A Thank You Note

Today is a thank you note, a love letter of sorts, an expression of gratitude for my job. For the past 2 and a half years I have worked one of the best jobs I’ve ever had: being a member …

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Danielle Stewart

25 Jun

A Thank You Note

Today is a thank you note, a love letter of sorts, an expression of gratitude for my job. For the past 2 and a half years I have worked one of the best jobs I’ve ever had: being a member …

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Danielle Stewart

17 Jun

Some Perspective

Sometimes something happens and it creates perspective, however unfortunately it was a sad event that occurred last week that really made me think. A man who was instrumental in creating and producing theatre in Scotland passed away a few days …

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Danielle Stewart

17 Jun

Some Perspective

Sometimes something happens and it creates perspective, however unfortunately it was a sad event that occurred last week that really made me think. A man who was instrumental in creating and producing theatre in Scotland passed away a few days …

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Danielle Stewart

3 Jun

Another Flashback

Recently I’ve been blogging about some flashbacks to significant parts of my life in regards to my eating and body image and today I’m going to continue that trend. Last week I installed the Timehop app on my phone – …

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Danielle Stewart

3 Jun

Another Flashback

Recently I’ve been blogging about some flashbacks to significant parts of my life in regards to my eating and body image and today I’m going to continue that trend. Last week I installed the Timehop app on my phone – …

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Danielle Stewart

20 May

International No Diet Day

I’m a bit late to the party to discuss this but two weeks ago, Tues 6th May was International No Diet Day – something I didn’t know existed until now, and as much I would happily march down the street …

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Danielle Stewart

20 May

International No Diet Day

I’m a bit late to the party to discuss this but two weeks ago, Tues 6th May was International No Diet Day – something I didn’t know existed until now, and as much I would happily march down the street …

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Danielle Stewart

29 Apr

An Anniversary

Today and this week marks a rather special milestone for me: I am officially 2 years binge free. 2 years! I am, as you would no doubt expect, delighted. To celebrate this, I would like to share with you the …

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Danielle Stewart

29 Apr

An Anniversary

Today and this week marks a rather special milestone for me: I am officially 2 years binge free. 2 years! I am, as you would no doubt expect, delighted. To celebrate this, I would like to share with you the …

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Danielle Stewart

22 Apr

2 Dresses

This time of year seems to make me reflect more than usual on my past. Certain personal troubles and landmarks are approaching which are at the forefront of my mind and I am sifting through them one by one. Although …

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Danielle Stewart

22 Apr

2 Dresses

This time of year seems to make me reflect more than usual on my past. Certain personal troubles and landmarks are approaching which are at the forefront of my mind and I am sifting through them one by one. Although …

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Danielle Stewart

7 Apr

Music Video Meltdown

This is my first blog post in 2 weeks! My apologies for the unexpected absence but I am definitely back now and alongside my return comes a little rant and rage –  someone please explain to me what the hell …

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Danielle Stewart

7 Apr

Music Video Meltdown

This is my first blog post in 2 weeks! My apologies for the unexpected absence but I am definitely back now and alongside my return comes a little rant and rage – the culprit this time being certain departments of …

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Danielle Stewart

18 Mar

The Lady Gaga Incident

I walk a lot. It’s my ‘me’ time, my thinking time, my blasting tunes and making up dance routines in my head time – it’s also my ‘plan my writing and rehearse in my head what I want to type …

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Danielle Stewart

18 Mar

The Lady Gaga Incident

I walk a lot. It’s my ‘me’ time, my thinking time, my blasting tunes and making up dance routines in my head time – it’s also my ‘plan my writing and rehearse in my head what I want to type …

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Danielle Stewart

11 Mar

The Battle Between Head and Body

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past week about the connection between your head and your body – or to speak more accurately my head, my body – when it comes to food and eating and who I should …

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Danielle Stewart

11 Mar

The Battle Between Head and Body

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past week about the connection between your head and your body – or to speak more accurately my head, my body – when it comes to food and eating and who I should …

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Danielle Stewart

4 Mar

What I Learnt During Eating Disorders Awareness Week

I’m breathing a little sigh of relief today as it feels great to back in my normal blogging routine. As you may or may not have noticed, my slightly ambitious goal to post 7 days in a row for Eating …

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Danielle Stewart

24 Feb

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Day 1

This week is a rather important week. If you don’t know already it’s  Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Mon 24th Feb – Sun 2nd March 2014) and I’ve made a provisional goal with myself to at least aim to post on …

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Danielle Stewart

18 Feb

Flash of Wrath

I had a little bit of wrath last week – or a flash of wrath as I like to call it. I’m not a particularly angry person, sure some things will piss me off but it’s only very certain subjects …

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Danielle Stewart

11 Feb

Healthly self image

Healthly self image: Danielle’s story about living with eating disorders. Today I’m starting off with some great news as I’m delighted to say that I am officially a blogger for the talkhealth partnership! My blog is now accessible through their …

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Danielle Stewart

4 Feb

Slip Ups

Today’s topic will be slip ups. Not that I’m wanting or intending to negate last weeks post about the beauty of freedom but the fact is that slip ups can happen, old behaviours can be returned to – however it’s …

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Danielle Stewart

28 Jan

Freedom

Since my last post landed on the same day of the week I’m aiming for a weekly Blogging Tuesday from now on. At the moment it’s the most reliable full day or afternoon off for me so I’m hoping to …

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Danielle Stewart

21 Jan

I love this video. I love this speech. For me, it is one of the…

I love this video. I love this speech. For me, it is one of the most inspiring talks I have heard.    When I started my blog, wrote my first post and revealed it publicly, inside my head I kept …

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Danielle Stewart

17 Nov

Kindness

The article I posted earlier felt particularly relevant today as I had been thinking this week about that urge, break or snap that happens when we have vowed to be ‘good’ and not touch the food, alcohol, cigarettes, whatever that …

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Danielle Stewart

17 Nov

Kindness vs. Self-Flagellation: How to Address Eating Disorder Recovery

Kindness vs. Self-Flagellation: How to Address Eating Disorder Recovery: Very relevant article on the power of being kind to yourself whilst in the midst of a cycle of negative behaviour. +1287   

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Danielle Stewart

13 Nov

Thoughts on the Mannequin Debate

Tonight I finally had the chance to catch up on the recording of the members debate at the Scottish Parliament which took place yesterday. I’m sure Members Debate is the more official, professional sounding title, but for my own purposes …

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Danielle Stewart

12 Nov

Call for larger fashion mannequins

Call for larger fashion mannequins: Today is potentially quite an interesting day on the topic of body image in Britain – I’m actually rather excited. An MSP by the name of Dennis Robertson is campaigning for a variety of different …

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Danielle Stewart

25 Oct

Absence

This is my first post in over 2 weeks – a fact that I am all too aware of and it’s been playing on my mind. I know I can blame my absence on reasons such as working a lot …

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Danielle Stewart

10 Oct

Talking Point: Good to talk | Holyrood Magazine

Talking Point: Good to talk | Holyrood Magazine: David Cameron joked about “the mental health lobby” with Andrew Marr at the Conservative conference. It was perhaps a reference to the storm on Twitter Here is the article I was talking …

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Danielle Stewart

10 Oct

World Mental Health Day 2013

So it’s World Mental Health Day – a fact I only realised late into this afternoon which makes me wonder why. Is it my own ignorance or has their not been enough focus on this day in general? Whatever the …

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