Posts tagged selfcare
6 Real Reasons Diets Always Fail

The diet industry is worth BILLIONS. And yet, there is ample proof now that diets do not work in the long term. 90% of dieters put all the weight back on within 5 years PLUS MORE. You are literally going to get fatter because of dieting. Yet, it's they're still taking our money year after year!

Happiness is not to be found in rock hard abs or a thigh gap. I promise. Here are 6 real reasons diets always fail... 

 

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How to feel more whole

I’ve been in the pursuit of happiness for about 6 years now, I’ve followed all sorts of different paths, done a LOT of wacky activities and read many a book on the topic. But it’s really on pretty recently that I’ve discovered that the happiest people aren’t the ones who are happy all the time, nope, they are the ones who show up most ‘whole’ in all different aspects of their lives.

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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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Why feeling lost in a good thing

This week I had a big conversation with a client who was having a crisis of feeling lost. You know that feeling right? The one where you feel like you’re treading water and going nowhere. Then wondering if you’re even travelling in the right direction. Yup one of those moments. But then it occurred to me that these moments of feeling alone or lost can actually be a good thing.

When we’re feeling lost it creates space to hear what you actually want, what your gut is telling you.
It gives us time and space to get honest and work out what it is that’s making us feel this way.  Ooph I know, getting honest with yourself is as tough as getting honest with anyone else right. But stay with me.  

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The Selfie

Yesterday I met up with some old friends and as we finished up we took a selfie to remember the moment.

Then it happened... I looked at the photo and said, "Well it's not the best photo ever but we all have THIN FACES in it"... and I caught myself.. 

WTAF?!?! I'd just had a lovely brunch with two beautiful intelligent women and we'd discussed politics, books, cinema and our careers amongst other things... yet in one fell swoop I'd captioned our moment with something based entirely on how attractive I felt in the photo.

*THIS IS DIET CULTURE HANGOVER.*

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