My Journey With an Eating Disorder

It's Eating Disorders Awareness Week here in the UK and I believe in the USA it was last week. While it's estimated that there are around 1.25 million people with eating disorders in the UK, we don't really know because there's not nearly enough research. Doctors are given on average less than TWO...

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How I Stopped Yearning for Thinness

My one precious life used to be devoted to the pursuit of thinness. My time was very much taken up with researching the next diet, detox or 'lifestyle change,' aka 'diet and exercise plan.' Conversations at dinner parties, cocktail parties, and birthday parties were all about the food and whichever diet...

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Want Peace with Food? Be Kind to Yourself!

Have you ever thought about the connection between self-compassion and finding peace with food and your body? Most people who come to me for help, are usually full of self-loathing. Every now and again someone with a healthy level of self-compassion walks through the door, but it's rare. That used...

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What If Your Body Were Your Valentine?

Since you and your body are in a life-long relationship,  what sort of Valentine will you be to it this year? Will you give it the best quality chocolate? Will you take time with it, tend to it and be tender towards it? How can you do that? With a massage, a body scan meditation, some lovely...

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If Not Dieting, Then What?

If you’ve been on the dieting rollercoaster for years, your relationship with food and your body has probably become… well… a little complicated (to say the least). Last week I shared with you the False Promises of Dieting. If you missed it (especially if you're new to the non-diet, weight-inclusive...

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