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The difficult world of menopausal sleep

The difficult world of menopausal sleep

The midlife transition and sleep are not often good friends.  And sadly even beyond menopause many women struggle to get back to consistent quality sleep.  Well intended help from the world of science on telling us how important sleep is, can actually make things...

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Successful coaching – what works

Successful coaching – what works

Over the years I have noticed in clients some common attributes, that are in place, when coaching is most effective. I thought it might be useful to write these down, particularly for anyone wondering if my coaching might be right for them.  Of course it isn't...

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Neurodivergence and the Menopause

Neurodivergence and the Menopause

Are you menopausal AND neurodiverse? Many women mask excellently all their lifes, until the menopause.  They may not know they are neurodiverse. This article talks about the interplay between the challenges of menopauase, and the impact that could have on being...

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Menopause & Movement

Menopause & Movement

I am becoming increasingly passionate about helping menopausal women get moving again.  Not necessarily exercise, but movement - a bit of a reframe for many women. Exercise and sport are wonderful, however it is how we spend most of our days that really counts for...

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Menopause Symptom Checklist

Menopause Symptom Checklist

Do you know if you are menopausals? Sometimes is hard to tell - perhaps if monthly cycles have not yet altered and you don't have the headline symptom of hot flushes. I have had clients tell me that their menopause was / is fine - yet 5 minutes later say, for example;...

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Compulsive eating in the Menopause

Compulsive eating in the Menopause

If you feel that your menopause has got you eating out of control, you can't stop, then take a read of my article about Compulsive Eating.   Whilst anyone at any age can be suffer, it is, along with binge eating, the most common form of distressing and disordered...

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Movement, me, my vision.

Movement, me, my vision.

My own Movement Story When I think back over my life, I can see that movement has always been important to me, (though I may not have realised at the time).  A fidget, energetic, impatient, sometimes restless, moving around in some way comes as naturally to me as...

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Pressing Pause on Newsletters

Pressing Pause on Newsletters

I am taking a breather from my monthly newsletters, for a little while. And I wanted to let you all know why, rather than just stop.   Since Covid I have seen MOVEMENT as becoming a bigger and bigger part of what I do.  I talk about movement and exercise with...

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Binge eating through the Menopause

Binge eating through the Menopause

Binge eating can occur at any time of life, to anybody ....... but I believe the mid-life transition from pre to post menopause can raise in some women a particular set of circumstances that make binge eating more commen.  And more distressing. My latest article for...

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Making peace with sugar

Making peace with sugar

Does it feel like sugar controls you?  Do you wish you could take it or leave it, not crave it? If so, this blog is for you. What I see in my range of clients is 4 types of relationships with sugar.  There are people who - Eat a lot of sugar with high concern, regret...

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10 ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

10 ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

The cost of food is rising in a crazy way (along with many other costs). This is spectacularly unhelpful if you are trying to look after a family in a healthy and ethically friendly way. The thing is decade by decade, food has become cheaper and cheaper.  We have got...

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‘My portion sizes are too big’

‘My portion sizes are too big’

I hear this a lot from clients, so much so, I wanted to write this blog. Some of the main reasons I hear for larger portions are – Their partner is serving up meals for them – the same size. ‘There is just a little bit left in the pan, it’s not worth keeping’ The...

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Some Thoughts on Breakfast

Some Thoughts on Breakfast

I have noticed many clients recently not breakfast, sometimes not even lunch.  They seem to fall into one or more of these camps - Disordered eating clients tell me it is the one time of day they feel in control, that they aren’t worrying about or wanting food Many...

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A Nourishing Mid-Life Winter

A Nourishing Mid-Life Winter

For us mid-life women, looking after ourselves through the winter can be a challenge. Extra hoops to jump through to ensure we stay well and nourished.   And if you are caring for parents, or raising children, this winter in particular might be even more challenging....

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The worst time of year for disordered eating?

The worst time of year for disordered eating?

Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, New Year.  This can be a horrendous time of year it can be if you are struggling with disordered over-eating.  Whatever your size and shape. Whether you are a binge / compulsive eater, or unhappy with your weight, the emphasis on...

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Gaining body confidence

Gaining body confidence

This blog was written to support a podcast I recorded for the amazing Pi Society.  You can find this blog on their website here. https://pisociety.co.uk/getting-body-confident/   Something amazing is happening in the world of advertising.  Have you noticed the...

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Moving on from the Dieting Mindset

Moving on from the Dieting Mindset

Many of my peri or menopausal clients are looking for weight loss. My approach is anti-diet, and it is a big challenge for my clients to forget their dieting rules. Diet culture and rules may have been ingrained in them since childhood, often beginning with watching...

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