Comfort Food Matters

          When my husband gets man-flu (‘himfluenza’) , he wants comfort food. For him, that’s shepherd’s pie, apple crumble, and custard. A few days later, he’s back on his feet and feeling fine. But how you find comfort with food when there’s a never-ending list of symptoms, aches, and pains? Where do you draw the line? In the past week, I’ve had a headache for three days. My feet have been…

A Simple and Effective Daily Practice

“   There is an Indian belief that everyone is in a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete.” — Rumer Godden, English novelist Here’s a simple way to think about the health of your body,…

StopWeighting

If dieting worked, we’d all be at the perfect weight. Instead, dieting has been proven to increase fat cells, disrupt metabolic function, cause muscle wastage, create cognitive changes and eating disorders, and turn people into cranky pants. Some people are lucky. They do a 30-Day Challenge or follow a restrictive diet, lose the weight, and keep it off. By ‘some’ I mean less than 5% of the population. The rest of us put the weight…

But….You’re Overweight?!

I’m overweight. I don’t fit the picture of the ideal coach. So why on earth should you work with me?! It depends on what is important to you. If your idea of a coach is someone with visible six-pack abs and very low body fat, there’s no shortage of them. Check Instagram. On the other hand, if having a coach who KNOWS what it’s like to struggle with fat loss; who’s been through all the…