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Client: “why are you always so happy?” my beautiful client asked today.

A long term client & friend asked a similar thing yesterday.

I’m not going to pretend that every aspect of my life is always unicorns & rainbows, I am NOT happy all the time, but I am really really content. it hasn’t always been t...

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In both my professional and personal life I am surrounded by the most beautiful women; not just in the way they look but in who they are; yet so frequently they struggle to appreciate their own beauty.

I am not saying this is just a female problem either, men struggle with self love and self worth too...

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"And once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed at how much more life she has time for.”

In our modern world everything is a rush, in our chaos we forget the beauty of the world.

We try to cram as much into every minute of the day as possible. If we aren’t busy, we feel lazy, unproductive.

September 16, 2018

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HALT is a tool we use in recovery process’ a lot, whether it is recovery from an addiction, recovery from self-harm or depression or from a  disordered eating patterns such as binge eating disorder.

HALT means to stop. When we are feeling out of control or low in mood it brings us...

September 9, 2018

We did it … the big 10.

Today we are celebrating him hitting double figures and a decade of motherhood. It’s been a wild ride that’s for sure but I am so grateful for every single second.

I became a mother two months after I became an adult, so I have sort of been learning how to mother and how to adult simultaneously,...

August 2, 2018

The weather. 
What other people think.
What other people do.
The past.
Getting old.
What other people feel.
Pleasing everyone.
Our height.
What other people say.
The cost of food.
What other people think of us.

These are things we can’t control, yet spend so much time stressin...

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I0 years ago today, it was the last day of my childhood, I was about to turn 18.

Although, there was no partying planned for my 18th birthday.

There was no alcohol.

No showing my ID proudly in a club to order my first (legal) drink at the bar.

No rolling through the door after a night of dancing until the...

We give cortisol hormone such a bad rep and blame it for all our problems; weight gain, fatigue and cravings, but actually it is essential for our survival.

We call cortisol our “stress hormone” because it helps the body respond to stressful situations, for example if we were being attacked, it influences our fight or...

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I have learned that there are two major motivating forces in our lives;

  1. Fear

  2. Love

Fear is an integral part of our lives, it is a survival tool and allows us to run when we feel in danger; but when fear takes over our lives it makes us pull back from life, it makes us close our shutters and no...

“I’ll be happy when …. I get to size 8”

“I’ll be happy when … I pass that exam”

“I’ll be a happy when … he tells me he loves me / I get my dream job / I travel the world / I buy that car” …

Sound familiar?

So many of us spend our entire lives waiting for happiness, believing it is just around the corner, thinking we just...

This week marks 100 years of suffrage in the UK, in 1918 women got the right to vote and there began the relentless journey that we are still travelling along towards gender equality.

Over the last half century there have been monumental strides made in the developed world to breach the gender gap in the workplace, wit...

With a trip to the cinema for my son and I costing a minimum of £20, no snacks included; a day out to our favourite theme park leaving my pocket at least £150 lighter and a trip to the local pool costing £15, it is easy to confuse “fun” things with things that cost lots of money, but that’s not the case, I promise.


As we are approaching the middle of Mental Health Awareness week my thoughts lie with what I hope for my son for the future; because although the gender divide is closing, it is still prevalent in various areas, emotions is one that needs to be addressed.

Us women may have to put up with earning less for working identi...

A letter to all you beautiful mamma’s out there.

Thank you.

To the ones of you that are doing it alone, I see you. You are phenomenal. .

To the ones of you who have lost a child. I console you. You are treasured endlessly. .

To the ones of you that made the hard decision to go back work to support your family. I hear you....

This post was written and first posted in 2016. Enjoy. Rachel 

We all have heard of the suggested connection between Barbie dolls and poor body image in little girls, potentially leading to poor body image in adolescence and adulthood.

Although I am sure not all little girls are heavily influenced by this doll (which if...

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