Count moments not steps

This year will be a pretty big one for me. In the 12 months from January 2018 to January 2019 everything in my life (well, 99% of things) will be different. I’m about to move out of London after 7 years. In the time I’ve been here I’ve made countless friends, had 5 jobs, lived in 3 flats and despite saying I’ll be single for at least a year when I first moved, met the boy I would married within the first 6 months of being here and married him (not in the same year).


Truthfully, the first two years of being a Londoner, I hated it. London was too busy, too big, too noisy, too expensive and the people are rude. Now, London is still all those things but I love it. So why am I leaving?

Well, in March my Dad died from early onset Alzheimer's which he tragically got probably in his late 50s. I feel incredibly lucky that my tribe of a family were able to look after him in his final week at home in his own bed. But I’ll tell you what, it gives you new different perspective on life.


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5 ways to slay at autumn body acceptance

Recently I asked my Instagram fam how they felt in the changing season i.e from summer to autumn, and it seems that the shift from long days to colder nights brings about some hella relief from body insecurities. Summer is relentless in it’s messaging to ‘get a bikini body’ or don’t dare wear one (cheers diet culture). The hot weather invariably means either pushing yourself to show some skin or should that feel like a fate worse than death, sweating it out as best as you can.


Autumn is kinder. Autumn says, ‘oh hey jumpers and boots!’. It’s hot chocolate, root vegetables, woolly hats and it’s seeing what gems you might find the pocket when you put on your winter coat again (like discovering last year’s snotty tissues and an occasional fiver).

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10 things that 'taste better than skinny feels'

You've probably heard the famous Kate Moss quote 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels'.  It is said in a way that keeps us in check every time we want to eat a mouthful of cake. Well, I'd like to shine a light on this toxic piece of advice because quite frankly, I’ve had enough of it being used as a way to shame our food choices. Body acceptance feels and tastes better than skinny feels. 

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10 tips for summer body confidence

It’s officially summer! Who doesn’t love the extra long days, the feel of sunshine on our faces, fresh foods and perhaps even a chance of a holiday. All good things. But, among the joy there can be a LOT of challenges for those of us on this journey to body acceptance.


During summertime, we get bombarded with images of bikini clad gals and ripped torsos guys. Diet talk goes EVEN MORE mental as people feel the pressure to drop a dress size, get beach body ready and get rid of their ‘orange peel’ thighs. Ergh.  

At summer, it's vital to keep those healthy boundaries around comments on our bodies.

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5 Tips for Easter survival when in diet recovery

This weekend is basically a celebration of chocolate. Although these days it doesn’t hold the same weight as it used to because, shocker, I eat chocolate probably most days.

 

But when you’re under a restricted regime, diet or ‘lifestyle plan’, Easter weekend, with all it’s chocolatey wares, is something to be afraid of. In the same way that Christmas, birthdays or any other holidays that involve fun and food, diet culture tells us that on these occasions we cannot possibly be trusted around such sweet delights.

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