Category Archive for "self care"

Saying Goodbye…. a blog post about grief

I know it’s a different kind of post for this site, but grief seems to be all around just now… Grief of friends who have lost a loved one Grief for a woman who died from a heart attack at the…

Valentine’s Self Care: Date Night for One…

If you’re in a relationship, date night is a really important part of giving one another regular quality time, without necessarily going out. This comes into even sharper focus on Valentine’s Day. But what if there isn’t a certain someone?…

Self Care: Dry January is Over… How Did you Do?

The idea of Dry January was to quit drinking alcohol for the month of January. Was it trouble-free, or was it a trauma? Did you thrive or did you dive? What did you learn about yourself? Dry January provides the…

The Unfortunate Case of Belching – Nutrition or Emotions?

What causes abdominal bloating and upper end gas and what to do about it!  Is it purely nutritional, or is something else going on too? My sister flew in from the USA and we had some time in London before…

Weight Loss and Christmas: A Match Made on the Jeremy Kyle Show

So, that was Christmas… and what have you done? Sorry, that was a poor imitation of a classic song. My Christmas was a lovely time spent with family. My family does eating at Christmas and I chose to join them…

Body Image: On Buying Smaller Gym Gear

My gym trousers were falling down! Now, I wish this was something to celebrate, but the truth is they were old and I had already lost weight before starting this ‘leg’ of my fitness and body image journey. They weren’t…