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Tag Archives: Body Image
I want to be me
I want to be me, I thought, as I cycled along the Bournemouth seafront this morning. Not someone else. Not that woman over there with the toned, slim legs or the long, thick, glossy hair. Not that sporty girl in … Continue reading
Every body beautiful
Anger can sometimes get a bad wrap but it has its uses. In fact, it was anger that got me blogging. When I launched myself into the blogosphere some 18 months ago, I didn’t really know what I was doing. … Continue reading
Posted in Addiction, Body Image, Eating disorders, Uncategorized, Women Tagged addiction, Body Gossip, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Recovery Leave a comment
I wrote in a previous blog post that I was going to explain more about my Operation Happiness plan but I got sidetracked by the Samantha Brick saga (see my previous post if you’ve never heard of her!), which, after … Continue reading
Posted in Body Image, Fun, Leisure, Self-Acceptance, Uncategorized, Women Tagged Body Image, Onefest, Raghu Dixit, Samantha Brick, Women Leave a comment
Something odd happened recently. For the first time in my life (apart from the two occasions when I got salmonella poisoning), I lost weight without trying. This may not seem odd to other people, to those who have a more … Continue reading
Posted in Addiction, Body Image, Eating disorders, Self-Acceptance, Uncategorized, Women Tagged acceptance, addiction, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Perfectionism, Women, Women of the World, WOW Leave a comment
This Lent is about love
Before I blog about Lent, which starts tomorrow, a note on my last post. Has anybody noticed I’m a bit of an extremist? Maybe I shouldn’t blog when I get the urge after all – maybe I should actually wait … Continue reading
Posted in Body Image, Eating disorders, Fun, Love, Perfectionism, Positive thinking, Self-Acceptance, Spirituality, Women Tagged acceptance, addiction, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Lent, Perfectionism, Women Leave a comment
Am I losing my hair or losing my mind?
Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of The Guardian – Female hair loss: Causes and Treatment. It’s yet another piece of confessional journalism but again I hope it serves a purpose, beyond drawing everyone’s inquiring gaze to my hair … Continue reading
Posted in Body Image, Eating disorders, Health, Women Tagged alopecia, androgenetic alopecia, Body Image, Hair loss, Women 42 Comments
A time and a place for healing
I’d never have imagined that the pages of the Daily Mail would turn out to be a source of healing or a medium through which to challenge some of my most ingrained, self-defeating behaviours. But it seems, to my surprise, … Continue reading
Posted in Body Image, Eating disorders, Faith, Perfectionism, Self-Acceptance, Spirituality, Women Tagged Body Image, Eating Disorders, Spirituality, Women, Work 2 Comments
A healthy dose of self-belief
I’ve learned quite a lot this year but maybe the most important thing I’ve learned is that when we have a gut instinct, a vision or an idea that nags at us and doesn’t go away, it’s wise to act … Continue reading
Posted in Body Image, Creativity, Self-Acceptance, Trust, Uncategorized, Women, Work Tagged Body Image, Childless, Creativity, Eating Disorders, Faith, Women, Work, Writing Leave a comment
What’s your soul food?
Dancing is good for my soul. Especially salsa dancing or any other form of Latin dancing. I’m not quite sure why I have an inner Latina – my parents assured me I’m 100 percent British – but I definitely have … Continue reading
Posted in Body Image, Eating disorders, Fun, Self-Acceptance, Uncategorized, Women Tagged Body Image, Eating Disorders, Fun, Women Leave a comment
What’s your body telling you?
So over the last week or so (apologies, it’s been a while since my last post), I’ve actually managed to listen to my body and respond to its needs. Now, I know this isn’t rocket science. In fact, it’s something … Continue reading
Posted in Body Image, Eating disorders, Health, Self-Acceptance, Uncategorized, Women Tagged Body Image, Eating Disorders, Health, Women, Work Leave a comment