Exercise – one of the most underused anti-depressants…..

  I saw this posted on Facebook recently and it reminded me of another photo doing the rounds a while ago – you know the kind; a picture with a caption along the lines of ‘exercise; most underused anti-depressant etc etc.’  My brief thoughts on this subject: exercise as an anti-depressant; side effects include supple joints, stronger muscles, better sleep, control of weight, clearer skin, brighter hair…. Need I say…

Hungry?

  I’ve just seen the banner on the Slimming World website promising among other things ‘no hunger’.  There are countless diets out there – slimming clubs, self-help books, diet plans offering the answer to your slimming woes; each of them seems to guarantee that you won’t feel hungry.  I often find myself responding – why shouldn’t we feel hunger?  Surely it’s not something to be frightened of; it’s just your…

Two birds with one stone

  When I got up this morning my arms and shoulders were aching from some serious scrubbing I was doing yesterday.  It got me thinking about all the cleaning products available; potions and powders aimed at making life easier, tools for saving time and energy.  It reminded me of a friend talking about when he was cutting a hedge with good old-fashioned clippers and a neighbour told him he could…

Starting up

So here it is, my first ever blog post for my new social enterprise; Society of Self-esteem – I thought it’d be appropriate to begin with an introduction. So why ‘Society of Self-esteem’?  Well if you’ve read the ‘About Society Of Self-esteem’ page, you will already know that SOS offers weight management consultation and delivers confidence-building courses and seminars.  I chose this name because I believe that self-esteem is a…