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 do 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…

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 Fat?!

I’m overfat. I don’t fit the picture of the ideal coach. And for some years now, that stopped me from sharing what I am passionate about with people  – helping them find peace with their bodies and eat a nutritious diet. Because how could I possibly prove that I know what I’m doing when I’m the size I am? I’ve held back important information for fear of being shamed about my own body. But no…