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Self Belief – Do Wounding Words Hold You Back?

“It’s a bloke, rite?” This was a comment someone posted on my YouTube channel. I wanted to share it with you because it prompted a series of thoughts and feelings in me, which reminded me of some of the seemingly simple, ‘harmless’ things that can – and do – rock your self belief and hold…

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Procrastination – I’ll do it later

You’ll like this – and you may well empathise.. I started this post with the headline, which is unusual for me.  Usually, I write the content and then do the headline.  However, on this occasion, I thought the headline was a simple prompt that would lead naturally to the content.  And it did. I left…

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35 years of binge eating…then this

I wanted to share (with permission) a fabulous email I received this week – unedited – about one person’s experience with one of my online programmes. (Thanks, Robyn!) I hope it can give more of you optimism about the possibilities for change, no matter how long you have had the problem. “Hi  Shirley, Everything is…

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Stuff coping strategies for binge eating

Other ‘expert’s’ often talk about developing ‘coping strategies’ – whether for anxiety, depression or for binge eating. However, whilst coping strategies can be helpful tools in your armoury, in my view they should be like those warning triangles you are advised to store in the back of your car in case of emergency: in other…

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woman crying cartoon

Self Belief – Do Wounding Words Hold You Back?

“It’s a bloke, rite?” This was a comment someone posted on my YouTube channel. I wanted to share it with you because it prompted a series of thoughts and feelings in me, which reminded me of some of the seemingly simple, ‘harmless’ things that can – and do – rock your self belief and hold…

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act now red button and cursor hand on white background. clipping paths included

Procrastination – I’ll do it later

You’ll like this – and you may well empathise.. I started this post with the headline, which is unusual for me.  Usually, I write the content and then do the headline.  However, on this occasion, I thought the headline was a simple prompt that would lead naturally to the content.  And it did. I left…

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dtbboxcover6wks2stop

35 years of binge eating…then this

I wanted to share (with permission) a fabulous email I received this week – unedited – about one person’s experience with one of my online programmes. (Thanks, Robyn!) I hope it can give more of you optimism about the possibilities for change, no matter how long you have had the problem. “Hi  Shirley, Everything is…

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Binge eating? It’s NOT about the FOOD

I can get really boring about this, but I’m not about to apologise. Quite the opposite, I will repeat it ad nauseum until everybody really gets it…. “IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD!!!” So, when I ask you a question like, “If I could wave a magic wand and make anything happen, simply as a result…

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Stuff self denial, stop binge eating

I’m not quite sure where it originates – probably the Victorians or the Puritans – but somewhere along the way, self denial seems to have acquired some kind of virtuous halo that is locked into our subconscious through social conditioning. Blimey – that sounds like the opening to some kind of University thesis! Let’s start…

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