As someone who has spent most of their life in denial about weight gain or in an endless soul-destroying battle to lose weight, I have thought long and hard about what is different this time and why I am now able to maintain a very healthy weight and am fitter and most importantly happier than I have ever been. I have realised a very simple fact that has actually been very hard to accept. But now I know it to be 100% true. What was different this time was: “I knew what I wanted and I stopped being afraid of […] Read more
There are so many articles and posts around about mindfulness and how it can help you that it can almost feel overwhelming. Our inner critics can get really busy telling us how rubbish we are for not doing enough mindfulness but it can feel impossible to fit it into an already busy day. We then feel bad about ourselves for not being mindful enough!! Does this feel familiar??
A quote I love from Arthur Ashe is: Start from where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. If you are not familiar with Arthur Ashe he was an inspirational black tennis player who broke through may barriers to win 3 Grand Slam titles including Wimbledon. Tragically he contracted the HIV virus during a heart bypass operation and he then became a prominent AIDS campaigner creating a foundation which continued his work after his untimely death at the age of 49. The reason I love this quote is that it reminds me that wherever we have been […] Read more