On recovery

I recently found out something shocking and validating about my body. I have Lipoedema. Even though you probably never heard of it, (I hadn’t) 11% of women have it. And I am betting about 10% of them have no idea. Growing up, the girls in my family joked/lamented that we’d inherited Faculjak thighs. Large, holding…

Listen to your body, it always knows the truth

Last October, I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. Nothing too serious but eating dairy causes an immune system reaction in my body so definitely best avoided. I was surprised at the time (and a little bit devastated) as I had milk in my tea and ate yogurt and cheese most days. Surely this couldn’t…

A ski lesson…

We’re in Cervinia, a small Italian village in the Alps bordering Switzerland, with the recognisable Matterhorn in the distance. A perfect family skiing destination. I’d not been skiing for five years, but after day one had found my ski legs return relatively quickly – muscle memory really is quite phenomenal. Fast forward to day five,…

Will your career change ever happen?

Midway through your quest for a new career, you’ve lost heart, run out of ideas and energy, and completely lost your way. How can you regain your direction, self-belief and ingenuity in creating your ideal working life? I know only too well that it can certainly be a long and twisty road to achieve career…

What if it were easy?

Would you do it? Would you step up to the mic and tell EVERYONE your big dream. You know, the one that you don’t tell anyone, because you feel if you said it out aloud it would sound silly, grandiose or bonkers. What would you need from me to help you say it, to tell…

Collaborative Career Conversations

With a pinch of your passion and an inch of your inspiration… Could you help young people get an insight into a career pathway? Introducing careers advice from an early age and establishing sustainable links with local labour markets requires collaboration and commitment from individuals, like you. National schools and colleges need your help to…

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…