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Surviving the Family at Christmas (or any time)

Surviving The Family at Christmas Let’s face it, we might all love our families, but that doesn’t mean we like them all the time. Christmas can be a stressful time of year, when relatives who have not spent any time together all year, suddenly converge in one place.  With them they bring memories, habits, routines…

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Asking for Help with an Eating Disorder

At it is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, there’s lots of media and social media attention  on the topic of Eating Disorders, and this may be triggering you to reflect on your own situation – and what you can do about it. For anyone who thinks or knows they have an Eating Disorder, but have not…

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Are You Ready to Change? #EDAW 2016 is Here…

February 22nd to February 28th 2016 is International Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so there will be more than the usual information, features and articles available on Eating Disorders in the media and online all next week. If you: Have an Eating Disorder; Have an unhealthy relationship with food but are not sure if it can…

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What The Top Golfers Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

Rory McIlroy uses two trigger words for every shot he plays, reported the Champion Mindset after the British Open in 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/hp3993j).  The words are…..  wait for it….. “Process”, and “Spot”. Before you think I have lost my own golfballs, let’s look at why these words represent the essence of mindfulness.  Says Rory – “With…

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Removing Blocks and Getting Things Done

Most of us have “To Do” lists that are a mile long. Some are work focused, some are personal, most are a mixture of both. Regardless of whether we want to change professionally or personally, once we identify what we want to change, we seem to think that this is all it takes. Not true!…

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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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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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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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