Flick off 2014, Come here delicious new year!

So how was 2014 for  you? I know so many people, businesses, families and communities who experienced a load of struggle in 2014. Me included, in fact. The year started with being really, really sick. I had surgery to fix a CSF leak and it took months before I really felt well again. So I…

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Listening to your own voice

It seems to me that the best person to help you love yourself and your body more is you – you’re your lifelong potential-best-friend and most staunch ally. You’re the one inside your head, listening to every little nitty gritty nasty critical taunt, every little whisper of gratitude, feeling every barb and blessing. You’re the…

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Why is Zero a Size for Women???

And the answer is – nah you already know the answer: vanity. The logic goes like this: Of course all women want to be beautiful, it’s the main purpose of being a woman To be beautiful you must be thin Thin means small sized clothes So we’ll make the number on the label smaller so…

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You Are so Powerful

Yes, you – you’re already so powerful, in your imperfect, freckled, wrinkled, stretch-marked, age-spotted skin. I know, a run down of all our imperfections like that: scary when you see it all in one place right? 🙂 I also know though that it’s true, and finally retailers are starting to catch on: it’s much much…

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Why you MUST care about negative body image

have no fear of perfection

You won’t be happy when you’re at size/weight x – trust me, that doesn’t happen, no matter how much the latest celeb diet pusher tells you it will. But you must care about negative body image, and getting yourself past that. I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of women who’ve spent years on…

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100 Days To Go

Man a post on facebook this morning nearly scared the pants off me (or maybe would’ve if I’d been wearing any – it’s PJ Sunday :)). The post said: 100 days till the end of 2014. Yes. I know. At the risk of wishing my life away, I for one won’t be sad to cheerfully…

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Body Respect – A New Language for Positive Body Image

It could just be me, but it seems that loving your body and facing your own body image issues is the flavour of the month! New pop songs gain instant traction and every second female celebrity is sharing her own body image woes. Awesome. Awareness raised. But still, there seems to be only two ways…

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Yes There is An Alternative to Infusionsoft and OfficeAutopilot/Ontraport

Infusionsoft – otherwise known as confusionsoft – is widely touted as being the leading edge of online marketing support software, or you might also have used Ontraport (formerly OfficeAutopilot), as I had. It was a great alternative to Infusionsoft, which has a really high entry price point. But both of them are expensive when you’re…

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Barbie and Body Image – Is the Tide Turning?

Mattel, the maker of world-dominating dolly Barbie, have released new figures which show that Barbie’s sales have dropped 15% worldwide over the last quarter. Sales have fallen in eight of the last ten quarters says the Telegraph, possibly putting Barbie’s best days behind it. There is loads of research backing up Mattel’s insistence that Barbie…

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You Don’t Have To Try So Hard

Following on from my rant the other day about the toughest thing you’d ever do will be to love your body anyway – I came across this song today. By Colbie Caillet, it’s a message for every woman regardless of age, size, colour or anything else. And though I do this work every day, it…

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