Tag Archives: Self Love

Emotional Eating and the Menstrual Cycle


Do you find that your urge to eat becomes stronger during the week before your menstrual period? Many women, myself included, find that they are more hungry at this time. If you have active emotional eating tendencies then this time may feel uncomfortable and even frightening. Last week I was reading some scientific research papers Continue Reading →

Emotional eating as a mis-interpreted call to connect to your body


Do you fear being present in your body? In the book “REVEAL, A sacred manual for getting spiritually naked” by Meggan Watterson, Meggan writes: “I think that so many of us still fear being fully present in the body because it means owning just how powerful we are. The responsibility is overwhelming. We then enter Continue Reading →

Letting go of mentally beating yourself up about your eating

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What would it be like to let go of the mental torture associated with your emotional eating? I am not asking you to think about letting go of the eating behaviour itself (you can take this one step at a time!), just to think about the mental pain that goes with the behaviour. You may Continue Reading →

Emotional eating as a form of self sabotage


Any time things began to go well for me in my early 20s I would begin the process of binge eating myself into oblivion, this would stop any progress in my projects!  It was as though I hit a glass ceiling of how much success I would allow into my life.  My unconscious belief was Continue Reading →

Healthy binges as a cover for something deeper


A while ago I wrote a post highlighting the fact that binges don’t always have to involve junk foods. Many people who experience emotional eating,binge on healthy foods such as salads, fruits, smoothies, vegetables etc, yet they still experience the binge as psychologically painful – and it is, because beneath the reaching for food lies an Continue Reading →

The art of allowing


If you read “Love or Diet” you’ll read about my own journey with allowing joy into my life and how my ancestral past impacted my ability to allow myself to experience joy. You will also find out that I used to feel extreme guilt over being happy. This is an ongoing healing journey for me. One Continue Reading →

We are worthy, simply because we ‘are’

We imagine we are not worthy, we imagine that we don’t matter, we let go of our hearts and we eat (or don’t eat, or over- or under-exercise, or do drugs, or whatever). We eat to fill the void, to silence the voice that tells us that we are not worthy – only to find Continue Reading →

Are you hungry for food or is there a different kind of emptiness that needs attending to


In my book, Love or Diet, I write about how struggles with food and emotional eating can be a signal that something deeper is going on, something deeper that needs to be listened to. The draw toward over eating (or indeed the craving toward starvation) can signify a kind of soul-call. Listening to that soul-call, and Continue Reading →

I am woman. Honouring the Divine Feminine Within

  Recently I have been drawn to read many books that deal with the Divine feminine and the worth of women, some of these include the following: *Joan Borysenko – A Woman’s Spiritual Journey. Finding the feminine path to fulfilment *Marianne Williamson – A Woman’s Worth *Meggan Watterson – REVEAL. A sacred manual for getting Continue Reading →

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

    Today I am filled with gratitude for many things: for waking up in a warm bed (it is mid-March and still feeling like winter here in the UK), for the singing birds, for Chris and Fredd-dog, for a lovely morning walk, for hot running water….and so much more! If you are a regular Continue Reading →