All or Nothing is Killing Health

Have you ever thought to yourself “If I can’t do it right, then I won’t do it at all”? My brother and I were sitting in the kitchen one day and we got to talking. What do all of the top selling diets have in common? Why are they always unsuccessful[i]? It’s not the food,…

Diet Industry Lies

Every day we are bombarded with hundreds of messages on health, weight, appearance and fitness. When the industry labels things like sugar and cheese as addictive as cocaine, we hear them. Even though these messages are a distortion of the truth, we can’t help but believe them. The media has sensationalized our bodies and turned…

That Skinny Bitch

Have you ever looked at someone and thought “that skinny bitch…” in a very real sense or even in joking? When you see someone slim, what words come to mind? How different are they from the words you think of when you see someone fat? We have been brought up in a culture that tells…

Are Food Rules Making You Crazy?

As human beings we like order, and as such we love to organize things. There’s no question that throughout the ages there has always been some form of order within tribes or governments, and most importantly, within families. These forms of order use different rules and regulations help keep everyone in check and living harmoniously.…

Is it Possible to be Fit and Fat, and Have Fun?

What does being ‘fit’ mean to you? Does it bring to mind images of tanned and toned bodies no larger than a size 4? Even with the #bodypositive movement, so many of us don’t associate different body types as being fit and healthy. Socially, we have formed such a strong connection between fitness and ‘skinny’…

Body Image Has Nothing To Do With the Body!

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a beautiful, caring and strong woman? Or do you see an extra 10 pounds, an imperfect complexion or a disappointing appearance? It’s not just you, we tend to see the flaws in ourselves more than others would[1]. We look in the mirror…

You Can’t Ignore Nutrition

Finding a balance between health and indulgence can be tricky. We have known for years that our eating habits and mental health are intimately connected[1], yet there is not one diet that’s proven effective. The problem with so many of the diets and weight loss regimes out there is that they don’t take into account…

Christmas Turtles

Throughout my journey, I’ve met some fabulous and inspiring women. I find more often than not, as any teacher would agree, I learn just as much from my students as they learn from me. We walk the same path together, and along the way, we find ourselves in very similar situations. Last year during the…

Has Christmas Lost Its Charm?

Do you remember yourself as a young child, lying in bed on Christmas eve, mind racing with thoughts of reindeer, colourful toys and old Saint Nick? That feeling of waking up the next morning to a half-eaten plate of cookies in the living room, presents under the tree, and a smiling family to greet you?…