Tag Archives: Eating Disorders

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

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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

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A Mexican memoir

On Wednesday evening, confined to the sofa with a blanket and hot water bottle by an annoying cold and driving rain, I watched the movie Frida, a biography of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I’ve seen the film before but … Continue reading

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Woman

Today is International Women’s Day. Why? Well, you can read all about its origins here but in a nutshell, it began to be observed in the early 1900s as women demanded shorter hours, better pay, voting rights and equality with … Continue reading

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Why weight?

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

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Addiction: It’s multi-layered

So The Huffington Post published my take on Alastair Campbell’s Monday night BBC Panorama Britain’s Hidden Alcoholics today: From Alcoholism to Food Addiction: It’s All About the Feelings. And as usually happens after I publish a piece, on my blog … Continue reading

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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

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Mind games

Have you ever achieved something and then, not long after, decided it wasn’t good enough, or it wasn’t quite right, or you should have done it differently? Welcome to my world. Despite the many messages of support and gratitude from … Continue reading

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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

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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

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