There’s No Way Out of Experiencing Pain

When people come to me for help, really what they want is a way out of pain. The pain of being heavier than they think they should be; the pain of being obsessed with food; the pain of 'fighting' urges; the pain of trying to change the shape of their bodies and the pain of hating themselves (which is...

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3 Surprising Digestive Aids You Won’t Have Heard Of

With diet culture shouting loudly at us every single day - whether it's when you turn on the TV and see Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (celebrity chef in the UK) or Dr Michael Mosely on their misguided missions to make us all healthier by making us thinner, or the latest superfood promising miracles, I...

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How to be Ruthless with the Truth

One of the things I teach my clients, is how to be ruthless with the truth. Our minds are tricky and they convince us that all sorts of things are true -  about ourselves, about others and about the world around us. It starts as a way to keep us safe as children. We need the people in our lives (especially...

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Using Your Troubled Relationship with Food to Create a Thing of Great Beauty

I love to think of the development of a pearl as a metaphor for the way in which one can approach healing from struggles with food. If you think about it, the beautiful pearl - lustrous and rich looking, starts off as a tiny grain of sand - which is actually an invader to the oyster. In order to...

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What the Tennis Greats Can Teach Us About Motivation

Not too long ago, I had the rare and delightful opportunity to spend 4 and a half hours in a car with one of my brothers.  Our conversation turned to our mother. Ever since I can remember, she has been trying to lose weight. Over 45 years of yo-yoing, she has dieted her way up into a large body. She...

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