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Learning to Listen to my Body

This morning, while talking with my coach, I realised that I’ve not been paying attention to my body. Lord knows it’s been trying to grab my attention in some fairly dramatic ways lately but I’ve chosen to ignore it. Neck and Shoulder Pain It started by telling me it didn’t like the fact that I […]

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Do You Eat to Live or Live to Eat?

Last weekend, after a lovely evening at a restaurant with friends, I found myself thinking about the social importance of food and the many reasons we eat. Do We Eat to Live or Live to Eat? We all have to eat to stay alive but beyond that food has different meanings for different people. For […]

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Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Earlier this year the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers wrote to health professionals reminding them to be alert to the signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency made news headlines again last week when a young couple called for an inquiry into two London hospitals responsible for the care of their four-month-old […]

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Do Self-Help Books Really Work?

Depending on the company, it can take some courage to admit to reading and enjoying self-help books. The subject regularly divides opinion. There will always be those who see self-help authors as preying on vulnerable people and laughing all the way to the bank, and the people who read self-help books as somewhat lacking or […]

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Are you Part of the Free From Food Revolution?

Earlier this week pop star Miley Cyrus provoked a bit of a controversy over gluten-free diets when she reacted to speculation about her sudden weight loss by announcing on Twitter: ‘For everyone calling me anorexic, I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It’s not about weight it’s about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!’ She also […]

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Why I’m a Fan of ‘The Big C’

I have to admit I was reluctant to watch The Big C at first. A comedy-drama about a cancer sufferer seemed about as entertaining as travelling in a funeral cortege. You wouldn’t want to do it unless you absolutely had to. But, after catching a few snippets of the latest episodes of Season 2 currently […]

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Full of the Joys of Spring: A Photo Gallery

Spring is the most exciting season of the year for me. As the daffodils and tulips bloom and cherry blossoms unfurl, I am aware of new life, new beginnings. Spring is also a time of great potential as the warmer days and fresh green leaves hint at maturation and the Summer to come. I like […]

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Nordic Walking for Weight Loss

There’s a crazy woman who’s taken to walking around my local park.  She wears a peak cap and sunglasses to disguise herself, pants and sweats as she strides along, is plugged into an iPod, and most disturbingly, uses two ski-like poles to propel herself along. Yes, you guessed it, the crazy woman is me, and […]

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