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Disenfranchised Grief and Weight Loss

​I want to talk about a type of loss that isn't weight loss and yet it is profou...

WALK MILES IN SOMEONE ELSE'S MIND AND BODY.

What if your weight gain or weight loss has nothing to do with what you do eat, ...

WHAT ROLE DOES COUNSELLING & COACHING PLAY IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

What you have to say is as important as what I have to offer. While I am knowled...

WHAT A CONFLICT

 I really feel for anyone caught in the middle of this ideological, physica...
Not being believed is a horrible feeling. Not being believed over and over again is a really horrible feeling. Being blamed for what you are not being believed about is also a really awful feeling. Be...
Some things to do with our weight, our height and our health are simply out of our control. For example no amount of nutritious food, exercise and positive thinking will make me taller or make my legs...
 My Reflections On World Obesity Day (March 2022) It was world obesity day on Friday March 4th and I was reflecting on the many treatments that are available for people living with obesity, ...
Every time I read the words or hear the words "guilt free" I feel a slight tinge, and sometimes a great tinge of discomfort. When the words "guilt free" are used when discussing food and eating, espec...
It is so important to have a space, a place and a time where you can share your story. And, when you share it, you are given the care, respect and space you need to feel safe. Safe from harm, safe to ...
Imagine a sound track that is played to you on the radio, the TV, your computer, phone or wherever you get your music from, and it is of a song with lyrics you really don't like. N...
There is amazing research being conducted about the causes of obesity and the complexities involved in trying to lose weight and keep weight off. One thing we know for sure is that diets don't work an...
"Hyper Vigilance, Exhaustion, Fatigued, Tedious, Frustrating, Annoying, Humiliating " These are some of the words that I have heard expressing how utterly exhausting losing weight and maintaining weig...
There is much heartache with the toll Covid is taking on people's mental health, It is a hard time, a scary time and a lonely time for so many of people. If ever there was a time for self-compassion i...
When people reach out to me for help with weight loss, there is sometimes a profound expression of sadness and stress from living in a body that society judges harshly. There is rarely a day ...
Lately I've been reflecting on the idea of accountability and self-responsibility when it comes to weight loss and weight management. A common notion is that if someone is not losing weight, all they ...
A sentiment that gets echoed time and time again in my work is people's sense of failure and disappointment when it comes to weight loss. The  roller coaster of losing weight only to regain ...
I really feel for people wanting to lose weight for many reasons. It is a vulnerable place to be asking for help with weight management. Also, for the most part many of these people have heard and tri...
Something I often reflect on when people talk to me about their weight is a raw and ever present sadness that surfaces in our sessions. It is not unusual for people late in life, sometimes well into t...
When it comes to weight loss, this time of year brings all sorts of goal setting ideas, resolutions, dietary guidelines, portion control suggestions, exercises tips, and recipes for 101 ways to cook w...
As a counsellor working in the area of weight management, I sometimes I feel like I'm sitting in the corner occupying a space that is always hidden. I'm talking about the great weight debate. There se...
 Assumptions are dangerous when it comes to other people's weight. They are dangerous for a multitude of reasons. The biggest reason is that an assumption is often closely followed by a judgment....
The trouble with weight loss as we know now, is that keeping it off is very challenging and difficult. This is eternally frustrating and disappointing for people, and can quite often thrust them into ...
I sincerely hope everyone has been coping in these unusually challenging and turbulent times? I really miss being with my clients face to face, but I have found zoom, face time (audio or video) skype ...
I know there must be endless emails arriving in your inbox with information, news and updates about the corona virus. I don't want to overload you with more of the same and I see that the social media...