On life being a blur

On life being a blur

The other day I was talking to a client of mine, a woman in her 50s. We were going through her history, looking at it decade by decade, putting together the pieces of the beautiful puzzle that had been her life until then. ‘My 30s? Oh, I don’t know. They...
Crisps to the rescue

Crisps to the rescue

Intense cravings like waves that won’t subside until I eat: that’s how I would describe emotional eating. And I have been struggling with it ever since I can remember. Thanks to all the work I have done throughout the years –  nutrition, mindfulness, therapy, and...
A trip to remember

A trip to remember

For Christmas this year, we went to Cyprus to visit friends and family. We had packed and were ready to go. My eldest had been counting down the days for weeks, excited to visit her grandfather and play with her cousins. And then my youngest got a fever that...
The art of never being satistifed

The art of never being satistifed

If you’re like me, you like things to be done well.There is nothing wrong with that need. Having high standards, and being self-disciplined, are good things – until they paralyze you and create all sorts of negative emotions. I didn’t realise how much this affected me...
Body image after pregnancy

Body image after pregnancy

“You’re pregnant with the second one!”(I’m not!) said a beaming former neighbor the other day. I was wearing the top in this photo. ⁠ ⁠ “I’m not”, I said, smiling back. She meant well. It’s a large cut T-shirt. However,...