Friday, July 13, 2018

Introduction to the Best Writing and Eating Disorder Blog on the Web ;)

I'm Hanne Arts and I'm twenty-one years old. I'm a student, bookworm, blogger, YouTuber and author. I started writing when I was about seven, developing an interest in mental health when I myself when through a difficult time in my life. I published my debut novel, JUST PERFECT, in December 2014.

In the tabs above you can navigate through my site. By clicking "About," you'll learn more about me; by clicking "Table of Contents" you'll be provided with an easy-to-navigate page of my previous posts. Don't hesitate to leave any comments, and be sure to subscribe and connect with me on social media!

What We Eat | Vegan Road Trip

As you all know, I just returned from a month of travels through Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. I had loads of fun and recommend you check out my two previous videos to have a look at all the amazing adventures I had! Of course, traveling also requires taking care of eating arrangements. In our case, we didn't plan ahead and sort of went with whatever we could find at the moment we started to get peckish.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Eastern Europe by Car | Slovenia, Croatia & Hungary Travel Vlog (Part II)

After a lovely time in Maribor and Ljubljana, Slovenia, it was time to move on. Bled, Bohinj, Tolmin, Novigrad, Plitvice, Zagreb and Budapest, here we come!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

What I Eat | Full Day at Uni

Just a little video I made for you all before exam stress kicked in x

I'm hoping to update you all soon on the many, many developments that have unravelled this year, but first this studious girl needs to attend to her remaining exams ;). So, in the meantime, let's stay connected, and be sure to click on that big red subscribe button!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Q&A: Junk Food, Triggers & Overshoot

Welcome for a little lunch chat ft. me answering some of your most recent, most frequently asked anorexia/eating disorder recovery questions! If you have any more, unanswered queries, let me know in the comments and I'll try to answer them as soon as I'm all over and done with my exams.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Trying Out Strange New Snacks

After 3 failed attempts at filming, today I try out 3 new snacks (fried banana yoghurt with peanut butter; mug cakes; etc.) to expand my horizon. In anorexia recovery, it is not infrequent that people reach for the same foods and snacks, afraid to reach beyond the comfort zone and try out fear foods. So that's what I challenge you to do today: try new things and eat new foods. Don't submit to black and white thinking. No one food (group) is bad and no one food (group) is good. Keep experimenting and keep fighting!

Friday, March 2, 2018

How to best help someone with an ED? Are EDs glamorised? Book talk with author Hanne Arts

Happy Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and may you all kick anorexia in the butt!

This week I've tried to break the stigma around eating disorders. The reality is, eating disorders are not simply a desire to lose weight, to be skinny, or to restrict. They are not instigated to fit an image or an ideal, and they are not there to get attention. Eating disorders are a serious mental illness.