Take back that control

Looking at my last blog post it seems it’s been almost five months since I last blogged – don’t know where the time has gone!  It’s got me reflecting on various things that have been going on recently and I felt the need to share this little nugget of wisdom with you all.  It’s something that I have found useful both personally and professionally since I first heard of it, and…

No food is bad food.

Over the years I’ve helped many people to lose weight through the NHS weight-loss services around Telford.  Most of the people who have been referred into the service have been trying to lose weight for years; they’ve tried every diet going, often ending up bigger than when they first started!  One attitude that seems to pop up again and again is the idea that some food is good and some…

The art of acceptance

Why is it so hard to accept a compliment? It seems as though we’re programmed to question anything positive that others say to us – like accepting would make us appear vain. “You look lovely in that outfit today” “Oh, this old thing?  I look a mess today, I just couldn’t get my hair right…..etc etc” – Sound familiar? The thing is, when someone praises you, they’re expressing their opinion…

What do you wish for this year?

So here we are almost two weeks into 2014 and it’s probably safe to say most of us are back into a normal routine after the season’s festivities.  I’m going to sound like a cynic, but it’s about this time that those New Year’s Resolutions start getting broken.  I’ve long given up making Resolutions this time of year as they just seem to me to be things that people resolve…