Tag Archives: Recovery

How to stop emotional eating

Weight. Body image. Self-esteem. These are issues that come up quite regularly in my work as a dating and relationships coach. Or perhaps I tune in to them more than to other issues, because I’m a recovering compulsive overeater. For … Continue reading

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How to build self-esteem

I have the wonderful ladies of the Mothers’ Union to thank for the inspiration for this post. I spoke at a Mothers’ Union event in Brockenhurst last week, after kindly being invited back following my first visit there a year … Continue reading

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A Bed Full of Memories

I’m staying in my old flat in London this week, the flat I lived in for 13 years, from the ages of 31 to 44. As I got under the covers last night and wrestled with sleep – my washing … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about shame

I wrote this post on a train a few weeks back, in one of those inspired moments when I just had to get the words down onto the page or the screen. I didn’t have wifi at the time so … Continue reading

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Talking About Love

In the hours after publishing my previous post – The Magic of March – I worried I hadn’t sounded positive or excited enough about my wonderful engagement news. I read it back a few times. Had my realness and vulnerability … Continue reading

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V for Valentine’s, V for Victory

“The best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times – although such experiences can also be enjoyable, if we have worked hard to attain them. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang

“What’s it like to be loved by me?” I asked last night, kind of joking. “Intense,” he said with a laugh. “Intense?” I replied, in quite a high pitch. “Intense?” But I couldn’t help laughing along with him. “Intense isn’t … Continue reading

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