Step back to move forwards (Podcast)

Listen to the podcast here Retreat (verb) To withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat. Retreat (noun) The act of moving back or withdrawing Life holds challenges for all of us. Sometimes we feel able to cope and other times the challenges overwhelm and overpower us. In…

Day 13: Learning to Trust Myself

I realise that, until quite recently, I didn’t trust myself. Why would I? I repeatedly made promises to myself and failed to keep them so there was little reason to believe in myself when I set goals or vowed I was going to change a habit. Drinking was no exception. Granted, on three occasions I…

The Christmas of Disconnection

Christmas is usually a time for excess – gifts, food, drink, all of it. I love this time of year but, as someone who struggles to moderate alcohol consumption and who suffered with bulimia for over two decades, it’s also a stressful time. A few weeks ago, after I started doing the Wim Hof method…

What is “Team You”?

  I have never really treated my mind or body with much respect. In fact, when it comes to my body, I can be pretty mean and from what I can gather, it’s normal – so normal, in fact, that Dove ran an entire ad campaign around it. We’re gradually shifting the rhetoric around physical…