Christmas Was Really The Worst Time Of Year

Christmas Was Really The Worst Time Of Year

For many years I was actually scared of Christmas, when I was living with an eating disorder.  It’s still not my favourite time of year – forced jollity and images of impossibly happy families on TV advertising.  Just not the reality for so many.  But now it’s a time...
How To Get Over Fat Shaming Right Now

How To Get Over Fat Shaming Right Now

Fat Shaming will not help cure the Obesity Crisis.   We need to remove the social stigma associated with obesity.  We’ve proven that making it easier for people to talk about stigmatized health conditions is enormously beneficial.  But we...
Bell’s Palsy Absolutely Made Me More Ambitious

Bell’s Palsy Absolutely Made Me More Ambitious

How would it be if, within 24 hours, your face became paralysed? You could no longer eat or drink, your right eye would not close. Imagine the terror and how those feelings would be for a young woman? How would it feel if doctors were initially unable to diagnose or...
How To Be A Positive Influence On Body Image

How To Be A Positive Influence On Body Image

Last week you may have seen my rant on FB against Sir Chris Hoy’s insensitive remarks about MAMILs (Middle-Aged Men In Lycra).   I was outraged that Sir Chris, a great role model for sport, could be so crass.  How dare he criticise people who were...
Being Authentic Is Easy If You Know How

Being Authentic Is Easy If You Know How

One of the current buzzwords is authenticity. Being authentic in the way we act, we communicate and do business. Hurrah! – I’m all for it!  I want to do business with people that I believe are genuine, have similar core values and the same kind of integrity...