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How to manage your relationship with food whilst at home

With everyone staying indoors, feeling more anxious for their futures/health and worried about the state of the world - many people's relationship with food (and perhaps alcohol too) is really coming under the spotlight. Some reasons why an individual’s relationship with food may be more of an issue right now include: 1. With heightened anxiety/stress many people may notice that they are prone to emotional eating more frequently. 2. Having to stay indoors could make food harder to resist - people may find themselves wandering to be fridge and thinking about the food in their kitchen. 3. There is less of a routine - not having to go to work at a certain time, or take a regular lunch break, c

Why being kind to ourselves right now is so important

"People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs; only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs." - Abdolkarim Soroush This is a very difficult time for all of us. Many of us are worried about our health and the health of our loved ones, our safety and our financial security. Basically - we have got to a point - where many of us are very afraid for our basic survival... and what kicks in when our safety and life are under threat - anxiety. So if you are feeling particularly anxious right now, that is completely understandable. You may also be thinking - “this is the perfect opportunity to write that book/ take up painting/ think about what I really want for my life” - an

Things you can focus on to feel better during this challenging time

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino This is a difficult time for all of us. Many of us are worried about our health and the health of our loved ones. Many of us are working from home and dealing with the loneliness that comes from self-isolating. Many of us are scared for our businesses and our jobs and this brings some uncertainty about the future. Yet this challenging time also shows us some amazing things about our lives and focusing more on these amazing things whilst also taking care of our ourselves and our loved ones - can make this time much better than we had ever anticipated. 1. It puts things in

What Causes Obsessive Thoughts About Food?

“The bond between food and me is like other relationships in my life: complicated, evolving, demanding, and in need of constant work. But together we’ve come so far, moving from my childhood obligation to clean my plate, to a mindless need to fill up, to a truly nourishing and pleasurable exchange. That’s the real reward.” ― Ashley Graham Many of my clients tell me that they are experiencing obsessive thoughts about food, their weight and their body. Worries around weight loss and what foods they can/shouldn't eat... sometimes completely dominates their lives and stops them from enjoying what they are doing and planning for the future. So what exactly causes these obsessive thoughts about

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