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…

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,…

Three reasons to go outside

A Stanford led study finds quatifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. Here are our reasons for going outside. Connection “Working at home means I can go days without seeing people. I make a point of going out everyday to stay connected to the world. I smile and…

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…

A simple lesson

What would you do if you had seven hours in a car alone? Having done this today I can answer this…you think a lot. It all started like this. Last week I was offered the chance to attend a workshop in London today. In Norfolk at the time my first thought was “I will go…

It’s true…

I’m one month in and hurrah I’ve managed not to buy any books and so far no shakes or withdrawal symptoms. You might be wondering why the heck I’d do something like this? Well, somehow I’ve managed to create a home library – not a room – but two full size bookcases overflowing with books…

What is your preferred title?

I recently received a communication that was signed ‘Mx’ from a colleague who had previously signed communications as ‘Mr’. This prompted me to ask some questions and do some research; for me it is not about labelling and compartmentalising, it is about being informed, inclusive and respectful. ‘Mx’ is one of many gender neutral or non-binary…

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…