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Why These Popular Motivational Quotes Suck (and What to Use Instead)

I LOVE a motivational quote. Every now and again, though, I come across one that doesn’t sit well with me. In this post I share a couple I’ve given the thumbs down to and some real winners. Don’t look back.  You’re not going that way. Yes.  And no. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all for […]

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Book Review: The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss & Body Confidence

Eat less and move more. Sounds like the perfect recipe for weight loss, doesn’t it? The problem is, there are some key ingredients missing. Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss and Body Confidence, describes how she used tapping to reduce the stress she felt about her weight, clear limiting emotions and […]

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Embrace The Fear

I know you’re scared Deciding to make changes (even healthy ones) is scary.  You’re venturing into the unknown. And even if your comfort zone isn’t all that comfortable right now, at least it’s familiar. Sometimes I know you dip that toe in the water & then back away.  It’s too much right now. You’re not […]

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Are You Using Up All Your Precious Willpower? Here’s How To Stop

If only I had more willpower. If you haven’t actually said the words out loud, you’ve probably thought them, maybe even more than once. I know I have. We tend to think that willpower is something that we either have or we don’t.  Like freckles.  Or blue eyes. The good news is that it’s not […]

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The best time to plant a tree

The Second Best Time Is Now

It’s May already and it can be all too easy to beat ourselves up for the goals we haven’t achieved so far this year. Maybe the exercise program that is noticeable by it’s absence. Or the unhealthy snack choices that seem to be a regular occurrence and the green smoothies that aren’t. From there it’s […]

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The ‘Fast Diet’ Book Review

The Fast Diet.  It sounds like a fad, doesn’t it? In fact, it is anything but. I was initially sceptical when I first picked the book up, but was absolutely blown away by the evidence. Written by Dr Michael Mosley and food and fashion writer Mimi Spencer, the tagline of the book is ‘The simple […]

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Technology & Your Health: The Good, The Bad & The Amazing

Technology is so much a part of our lives that it’s only in hindsight that we realise how far we’ve progressed.  A little like those who once believed that the earth was flat, we had no reason to doubt the assurances of the local computer geek that hell would freeze over before we’d ever go […]

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Are You Trigger Happy?

Are You Trigger Happy?

Pssst.  Wanna know how I nailed not one but three new habits? I now meditate, journal & floss daily after years of repeatedly trying and failing. I know.  I sound like I’m bragging, don’t I?  Well … maybe a little.  But I wanted to share what I’ve learned in the process with you. It all […]

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Baring All: Why My Shocking Admissions Could Be The Best Thing You’ve Heard All Year

Most people think a health coach fits into one of two camps. Either she’s descended from the heavens, an impossibly perfect creature who wouldn’t know temptation if it bit her on the ass and who couldn’t possibly understand or relate to the mere mortals who come to see her quaking in their boots, having steeled […]

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The Weight Escape Book Review

The ‘Weight Escape’ Book Review

Having previously had the privilege of attending a Weight Escape workshop, I was eagerly awaiting the release of The Weight Escape book and in January, finally the wait was over.  Co-authored by Dr Russ Harris, Professor Joseph Ciarrochi and Senior Clinical Psychologist Ann Bailey, the book is a must have addition to any bookshelf. Before […]

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