Tag Archives: Self Love

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. 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 →

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

  At the moment I am reading “REVEAL, A sacred manual for getting spiritually naked” by Meggan Watterson, you may have read some of the quotes from the book that I posted on my Facebook page. I highly recommend this book, it is beautifully written. Meggan writes about many things including how to begin honouring ourselves. Last 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 →

Learning to love yourself as you are now does not mean staying stuck

  Starting out on the journey of learning to love yourself where you are, and how you are, right now is NOT passive. It does not mean that you will stay the same without change. When I speak about self-love a resistance often comes up for people. They seem to believe that if they love Continue Reading →

Be aware of how messages in your environment might be triggering your eating patterns

  My interest in subliminal messages was sparked at the age of 15 when I was studying for my GCSE school exams. I learned that messages from the outside environment can influence us even if we are not conscious of it. At that time I decided to record hours of information onto tape and would Continue Reading →

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 Continue Reading →

Self nurturance and love are vital when things don’t go to plan!

  Every single year until I was about 14/15 years old I would wish, hope and pray that it would snow on my birthday. It has NEVER snowed where I have been on my birthday. Never. It usually snows the week before or the week after. This year has been the one year that I Continue Reading →