Why Your Body Image Sucks

At some point in your life, you decided that your body was wrong in some way. You were not born with that idea. It was an idea that you internalised from outside of you and came to accept as true. You then probably set about doing whatever you could to remedy its 'wrongness', so that your body would...

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The Colonisation of Women’s Bodies

"Most of us have been colonized; other people's ideas, desires and expectations have taken hold in our flesh. It takes some time and effort to reclaim our own terrain. " Camille Maurine, Meditation Secrets for Women Really? Our bodies have been colonised? Sounds quite mind-blowing, doesn't it: the...

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3 Keys to a Peaceful Halloween This Year

Here we are near the end of the year, STILL in the pandemic 😨🤯. Case numbers here in the UK are high, yet we have no restrictions, so my guess is Halloween will proceed as per pre-2019.  If the pandemic has reinforced anything for me, it’s this: all we can do is be with what is and to take...

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3 Ways to Feel More Confident in Your Body

I recently heard of a psychotherapist giving his client advice that losing weight would improve her confidence 😩🤬. This is not uncommon - and it doesn't only come out of the mouths of therapists (though it's abominable that it does - the therapeutic space is not a place for ADVICE or fixing. It's...

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4 Steps On How to Deal With Clothes That Are Too Tight

Does this conundrum sound familiar? Your clothes are too tight. On the one hand, you feel really uncomfortable. You can't move freely. You can't breathe easily. You're constantly being reminded about your weight gain. You find yourself lingering on ads or magazines that promise weight loss. Thoughts...

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