Personal Responsibility

Living in Scarcity vs Living Wholeheartedly

I have just finished listening to Brené Brown’s audiobook, “The Power of Vulnerability”.  Having paid for the book on Audible, I was surprised (and a little peeved!) to find it in full on YouTube, but then, I can’t listen to You Tube in my car which is where I do most of my audiobook listening.…

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Dieting, Personal Readiness and…Neuroscience?

A client sent me a link to this TED talk yesterday following a therapy session.  During the session, we had a chat about it.  My client said “it was amazing how I just felt something ‘click’ when I listened to this talk, she has a really good graph that shows how just four healthy habits…

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Willpower and Weight (loss) – A Tricky Balance

The Difficulty With Willpower Today’s blog is a combination of two recent articles/presentations by the American Psychological Association (APA).  I’ve combined both an article and a video, as together they provide strong support for the structure and content of our online program, Feeling Focused™, designed to help challenge Emotional Eating, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder.…

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De-Scrooging (and Being Mindful) at Christmas

De-Scrooging (and Being Mindful) at Christmas Guest Blogger Chris McConnell, CBT, ACT and Mindfulness Therapist, has written some timely words on managing anxiety, stress and depression at this time of year. De-Scrooging Yourself this Christmas Watching an advertisement on Irish TV recently, showing two employees going to great lengths to de-scrooge their boss, who on…

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Two Ways of Thinking About Your Weight…

Today’s post is about celebrating difference and the ability to be free within yourself. So many women and men I work with put their lives on hold “until I’ve lost weight”.  The plans they have! The imaginary lives they are leading in the future “when I’m a size 14”! Meanwhile, months, maybe years of the…

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Procrastination – What’s Stopping You From Getting Things Done?

Procrastination There was an interesting discussion on one of my LinkedIn groups recently, about procrastination.   A fellow Therapist asked if it might be linked to Loss and Closure – a client of hers had recently suffered several losses and difficult events, and was now very badly stuck and not completing or even tackling certain tasks…

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What does being ‘Feminine’ Mean?

I have recently returned from both the NEDA Conference in L.A., and a short family vacation at the same time – combining work with pleasure.  Although I must say it was an absolute pleasure to attend the NEDA conference and meet so many positive, committed and interesting people over the two day event. (NEDA –…

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When Your Get Up and Go has Got Up and Gone

I’ve been feeling a little demotivated recently – which shows in the gap since my last blog.  Regular blog readers will know about my online program which has been an on-going project for the past year.  But recently it has changed in nature, or rather the energy around it has changed, for several reasons.  Earlier…

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