My current obsession is writing therapy. I realised that the secret to my recovery from both my eating disorder and my husband’s suicide was that I wrote down my thoughts either here in my blog or in one of my notebooks. I looked into what studies had been done on writing as therapy and uncovered some amazing facts.
In the interest of not announcing scale numbers the internet, people talk about wanting to be at their “happy” weight. “I’m not at my happy weight” or “I’m 10 pounds over my happy weight” or another variation on the theme. I disagree with the idea that a particular weight can make you “happy”. Do people really believe… Read More
When we are in a relationship there are three things that reinforce to us that someone is deeply in love with us. In NLP, this is called a deep love strategy. If you want to make sure that your partner continues feeling loved and connected with you, you need to find out what their deep love strategy is.
Simone says she is fit and healthy. “I always eat healthy food and stay within my calorie limit for the day. I’m running the City to Surf in August so I get up and train for at least an hour every morning before breakfast. The diet I’m on at the moment lets me have a cheat day… Read More
I was never a Girl Guide or a Brownie, probably because I was too busy going to ballet class and piano lessons, but I loved their system of badges. You could get a badge for sewing, or first aid, or helping old ladies across the street for all I know and it was sewn on… Read More
When I gave up starving/bingeing and excessive exercise in 2009 and embarked on learning Intuitive Eating, I only wanted one thing. I wanted to be lean and healthy without having to restrict what I ate, exercise to exhaustion and obsess about my food and body constantly. My faith in Intuitive Eating was fledgling, because even… Read More
Sometimes I still feel like pinching myself — this love affair with the Duck Fish Man seems like a dream. Once I wrote : There is a chance, still, that I could find that person who simply makes it hard to breathe. The way his energy fills the room, the unspoken kindness in his eyes,… Read More