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…

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…

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…

Repeat after me…no!

No, nope, no can do, never, NO! No is a strong word, some say a negative word. I say it’s a beautifully short word, one that’s clear and makes sure that you can look after yourself first, especially when everything feels like too much. Here’s why I feel it’s important to say no when you want to:…

The cannabis conversation

So, here are two questions: Would you frequent a commercial cannabis establishment if you were in a place where it is legalised? Would you partake in any cannabis consumption with a client/colleague of that region? I know this could be a multi-faceted dilemma for some or a simple judgement call for others but for me…