Lessons from a dog

  I used to think our dog Queenie had food issues, so I decided to observe her closely to see if I could learn something from her behaviour. I thought I'd share it with you (especially because she's the cutest dog on the planet and I'm besotted with her). These are her behaviours: ...

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Do you want to be fearlessly (but gently) challenged?

Yesterday I was 'talking' (text-typing) to a very dear friend on Skype. Sometimes we have very penetrating conversations, typing back and forth about our lives. We really understand each other - and sometimes the depth of what we're able to communicate and support each other with, in a relatively...

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Do you sabotage yourself?

How many times have you lamented that you're sabotaging yourself yet again, as you lick the last crumbs from the packet of cookies you've just polished off? Or you've been sticking to your diet or food plan and exercise regime and 'doing so well' - when kaboom, it all seems to fall apart before your...

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7 steps to shopping sanity

I know I go on and on about how important it is to accept your here-and-now body - and that wearing clothes that actually fit is a big part of that (see this article if you missed it). And I stand by that. BUT You're standing in the changing rooms, trying on clothes that are bigger than...

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The No. 1 remedy for clothes that are too tight

Have you ever faced the conundrum of buying new clothes? On the one hand, you don't want to buy new clothes because you fear that it'll mean you won't be 'motivated' to lose weight. You worry that it'll be a slippery slope into larger and larger clothes. You think that the tight waistband is a good...

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