Category Archives: Self-Acceptance

Posts about accepting ourselves just as we are

Dirty Dancing has a lot to answer for …

… and it’s not all about Patrick Swayze. Although he’s got a lot to do with it. I was 16 when the film came out (27 years ago!) and, I reckon, more impressionable than your average teenager. A group of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Body Image, codependency, Love, Perfectionism, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s your truth?

How do we know what our truth is? How do we know that what we sense is our intuition or instinct is actually that, rather than deep fears rooted in our distant past? How do we navigate our way through … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Love, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Trust, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Finding my way back

This photo was taken when I was 22. I’d just finished at Oxford University and was about to head off to Italy to drive minibuses across Tuscany for a high-end travel company. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Body Image, Eating disorders, Faith, Happiness, Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Spirituality, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Food is my friend

In recent months, I’ve shared some of my culinary adventures on Facebook – my first attempts at making soup or my forays into baking coconut and banana bread – and a few friends have expressed surprise that I got to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Body Image, Eating disorders, Health, Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Looking forward

It’s been a while since I made New Year’s resolutions. I decided a while back that they no longer served me – I would set myself unrealistic goals then beat myself up for not sticking to them. In the past, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Eating disorders, Fun, Love, Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Travel, Women | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Last Christmas …

… I gave you my heart … I was going to call this blog post ‘This time last year’ but I love that Wham! song. It takes me back – to my early teenage years when a massive poster of … Continue reading

Posted in Happiness, Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Women | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The other me

Sometimes the best blogs are the ones I don’t post – at least not immediately. I wrote the below blog (the indented paragraphs) seven days ago, aside from a bit of tidying up today. I wasn’t going to post it … Continue reading

Posted in Leisure, Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Women | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cultivating compassion

I just starting rereading my last blog post and I couldn’t get to the end, so if you did, congratulations and thanks for staying with me! But I’m thinking that perhaps it’d be good to write shorter posts, but blog … Continue reading

Posted in Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Women | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Baking my way back

It’s been more than three weeks since I’ve posted on this blog and I’m hoping you’ve all been having such a wonderful summer that you haven’t noticed my absence. If you have, you may have been thinking I’ve been having … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Body Image, Childless, Dating, Eating disorders, Faith, Happiness, Infertility, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Spirituality, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A life that matters

What would you do if you believed your life really mattered? I asked myself this the other day while sat on a striped deckchair outside Foyles bookshop on London’s vibrant South Bank. It was early evening and I’d nipped into … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Love, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment