Why diets don’t work : a mindful eating perspective

Diets don’t work. A controversial statement for this time of year, perhaps, but it’s true that diets don’t work for the vast majority of people. And if you’ve experienced the merry-go-round of hope, deprivation and control that leads to weight loss – only to be followed by struggle, rebellion and the disappointment of regaining the…

I give you a blank sheet…

I have a confession. I still haven’t outlined my intentions for 2019. Am I the only one taking my time? This year I decided to take it slow on purpose. I’m taking a blank sheet of paper and adding only the things I want in my life, I’m calling this project ‘designing my life’. After…

What have you done in 2018 that you never thought you would do?

As this year comes to an end we have a question for you. What have you done in 2018 that you NEVER thought you would do? We asked ourselves this question and here’s what came up for us. Carol Conway, Coach & Collaborator In 2018 I moved from London to live in Anchorage, Alaska. That’s…

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…

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…