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Skincare – An Inside Outside Approach

Skincare – An Inside Outside Approach

Some people say that our skin is a mirror to our overall health, you can tell a lot about a person from it.  Whilst genetics play a part in our skin quality and appearance, is largely forgotten that our skin is a living breathing organ.  We are constantly regenerating...

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How to Change Habits

How to Change Habits

I slept in this morning, a rare event for me.  And it has thrown me, my day is out of kilter, my morning habits scattered.   This got me thinking about habits, how much they are part of our lives, and how we struggle to change them ourselves. The longer we live the...

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Our Energy, Our Mood, and our Food

Our Energy, Our Mood, and our Food

Thinking about the peri-menopause, 2 of the main symptoms affecting my clients are low or erratic mood and energy.   Not much fun really. Food can't 'cure' this, but I do believe there is a way of helping through when, how and what we eat.  This is by balancing our...

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My Contribution to the Menopause Conversation

My Contribution to the Menopause Conversation

Everyone is talking about the menopause, since THAT programme.  If you haven’t seen it, return to  this blog after you have Whether you a Davina fan or not, she has done a wonderful job of raising the profile of some startling statistics of the peri-menopause /...

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Are you ruled by food rules?

Are you ruled by food rules?

Do food rules play a part in your eating world? For example - fruit is 'good' and chocolate is 'bad'. Or  'I must eat salad every lunch'. If you recognise this thinking, how do you feel if you ‘break’ a rule – mischievous, naughty, or racked with guilt with vows to...

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Self-compassion – and recovery from disordered eating

Self-compassion – and recovery from disordered eating

I have been thinking recently about self-compassion, having discovered the brilliant work of Kristen Neff, in the US.  Her website https://self-compassion.org/ is a wonderful resource for learning about what self-compassion is, and is not. It got me thinking about how...

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Midlife Eating Disorders

Midlife Eating Disorders

WHEN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD CAN CHANGE The midlife transition is a time when eating disorders can be particularly prevalent.  It is likely that women were afflicted by eating problems in their youth, and perhaps weren't treated effectively. My blog on this was...

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My self-care jar

My self-care jar

How well do you look after yourself?  What daily acts of self-care are part of your life? If you just can't seem to get round to looking after you, or at least not for long, try this.  This visual technique to build a new daily habit was recommeded to me by a friend...

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Finding Peace around Weight Loss

Finding Peace around Weight Loss

This blog has been written to mark the launch of my new Weightloss coaching package. In the last few years I have done a lot of thinking about women losing weight. Or wanting to lose weight and not succeeding. Or not wanting to lose weight and accepting where we are....

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Getting some Coaching

Getting some Coaching

Have you ever been coached in anything?  Maybe sport, or at work? Perhaps health coaching? I am having some coaching. In marketing strategy.  I have admitted that since I started my business the world has changed, my business has changed, and I need help to best...

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Another January, another diet?

Another January, another diet?

Does this bring January to mind? If so this blog is a plea NOT TO DIET in 2021.   Don’t set yourself up with another promise or NY resolution that this will be THE YEAR for you to win at weight loss.  Weight loss through dieting is set up for failure.  If it weren’t...

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How do you know when you are exercising too much?

How do you know when you are exercising too much?

It’s a strange situation in our world  that people can take something beneficial, something seen as ‘good’, then distort it and abuse it to become something detrimental.  This can be the case with exercise addiction. We all know we should be exercising in some shape...

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How stressed are you?

How stressed are you?

Saturday 10th  October was World Mental Health Day.  I thought I would focus on the most common current mental health issue – stress. Is there anyone reading this who is not feeling some level of anxiety or stress I wonder.   The 2nd wave of Covid has put the word...

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Some good news about getting older

Some good news about getting older

Admist all the doom and gloom in the news about a 2nd wave and more lockdowns,  I thought it would be good to share some positive information. I read recently 'The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing' by Guy Robertson, written this year so bang up to date.    What an...

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Me, my weight, my coaching.

Me, my weight, my coaching.

  In April I posted about people generally gaining weight during lockdown, this time I am posting about me. This is very, very rare for me.  One of the hardest things about being in this profession is the expectation that many health professionals want to tell...

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Vitamin S – Self Care

Vitamin S – Self Care

VITAMIN S - SELF CARE As a Health Coach I work with women on a wide range of issues affecting their wellbeing, such as stress, poor food choices, inadequate sleep.  There is, however, one theme that runs through all my clients’ sessions, that is what I like to call...

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Get sprouting!

Get sprouting!

I have been sprouting on my windowsill off and for years. During lockdown it seems to have increased, I guess as other hobbies have not been possible. I wanted to share about this hobby because it remains at the fringes of nutrition, yet is so easy that anyone can do...

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It’s time to think about time

It’s time to think about time

Isn't it interesting how lockdown has changed how we spend our time.  Whilst everyone has a different story to tell about lockdown, I don't know anyone who hasn't had their use of time affected in some ways. For many people this has been positive; saving time on...

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