It's that time of the year again. The time when, instead of focusing on the magic of Christmas and embracing the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones, the media tries to take it away from us by encouraging us to obsess (more than usual) about the food we are eating, the exercise we … Continue reading From Eating Pigs in Blankets To Becoming A Pig In A Blanket: Removing Food Guilt This Christmas.
So I first met Kat at a Girl Gains event (a movement which aims to empower, inspire, educate and motivate women to be the best versions of themselves) back in summer. I must have only spoken to her for about 20 minutes, yet we clicked straight away. She is such a motivated, driven and inspiring … Continue reading #SelfCareSunday – Q&A with Kat Horrocks.
I know, I get it. When someone talks about "finding themselves" we conjure up images of a young, tan, dreadlocked individual who has just returned from their Gap Yah in South East Asia sporting a pair of floaty trousers, a dodgy tattoo and a penchant for marijuana. And whilst travel is an amazing way to … Continue reading Lost + Found: 7 Ways To “Find” Yourself (from personal experience!)
So last time on my blog (Fear of Fat: The Problem) we discussed how fat may not actually be the devil we have always made it out to be and how there's evidence to suggest that, contrary to popular belief, excess fat is not the cause of all our health problems. And clearly, this "war … Continue reading Part 2: Intuitive Eating, Body Positivity & Health At Every Size.
Obesity. It's the "epidemic" we can't stop talking about. It surrounds us on our TV screens, magazines, radios. From an early age we are taught to fear fat, as fat=unhealthy and unhealthy=death. As a society, we hate fat. We hate it so much, in fact, that more than half of us (54%) would rather be … Continue reading Fear of Fat: The Problem (Part 1)
I was looking through some old family photographs the other day and I was surprised by how emotional I felt. This young, happy, care free child would soon grow up and her confidence, humour, and absolute certainty about who she was and the world she lived in would soon be replaced with something a little darker … Continue reading 10 Things I’d Tell My 10 Year Old Self.
I apologise for using the lyrics of Nickleback to title my latest blog post. But it's possibly one of my favourite quotes of all time - I even have a post it note stuck to my computer at work as a constant reminder to not take any moment/day/part of my life for granted. So, … Continue reading Each Day Is A Gift, Not A Given Right.