The eight hungers

One of the essential aspects of Mindful Eating is becoming curious about the sensations of hunger. When working with my Mindful Eating clients, we explore the sensations of hunger in detail: what does hunger feel like, where does hunger live in the body and what causes hunger to arise? The first stop is always the…

Are you SHOULD-ing all over yourself?

The Problem: I know I often suffer from the “I should”-itis. I should enforce stricter kid screen time I should stop checking all the social medias over and over until my eyes bleed at bedtime I should stop using plastic straws I should force myself to watch the starving children adverts for Save the Children…

Three ways to choose yourself

Stop the world… I want to get off! I used to laugh about this old saying when I was growing up. The faster the better was my motto! But now, with my inbox overflowing, notebook weighed down by holiday to-do and to-buy lists, and the end of the year looming (how did it go so…

The power of mindful eating

When we were children, our intuitive sense of when and how much to eat prevailed. Meals were re-fuelling stops in between the important business of playing, exploring and being a child. However, as we grew older, food began to serve many purposes and the simple relationship between hunger, eating and satisfaction became wrapped in complex…

Missing the point

It all started with the Aurora Borealis – it was right outside my door, literally. How amazing! Right? Wrong! I missed it. We live in downtown Anchorage, Alaska and even here it was all anyone could talk about – how fantastic and unusual to see the Aurora from the city.   The next day I…

The big question

When was the last time you thought this? I can tell you when I did…today! I’ve been building up to launching a new Internal Communications channel for one of the clients I work for. Today was the big day. I had designed the channel, promoted it, summarised the content, created the presentation, sense checked the…

Two cities. Two tragedies. One weekend

It felt personal. I have significant connections to the locations of this weekends events. Pittsburgh and Leicester are both fantastic cities. One I called home for four years, the other I commuted to weekly for the same amount of time. I hold both with much fondness. Seeing friends, colleagues and even acquaintances impacted by these…

Creativity – a need or a want?

I’m at my best when I’m creating so I know it’s a need for me. Which is it for you? Creativity – the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness Recently I came across an article about everyday creativity. This is where you acknowledge your creativity through everyday actions. The best way for me to…