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You’re Not Going To Heal By Holding On

In a world anchored in scarcity and perfectionism it’s easy for us to hold on to the things we know aren’t serving us. And the more we feel them slipping away, the more inclined we are to grip harder, causing more strain, more pain and more tension. …if I let go, I’m afraid I won’t […]

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You’re Love, Just Because

“Loving myself is hard.” “It’s hard to love myself.” To which I answer. “The hardest thing in the world my dear, is not to love yourself”  The journey back into the body, the journey back to self-love, where we came – from requires an element of strength, courage and bravery. It’s that place that is the home […]

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Samantha Skelly

How I Almost Let Body Image Ruin My Career

A few years ago I was asked to stand in the eyes of the public. This event was for a few hundred people, and the first time I felt validated and empowered to share my story. But that wasn’t the only feeling I had. My presentation was well practiced and perfect, and people were there […]

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You’ll never win if you’re using exercise as punishment.

Let me tell you a story. A story that lasted, well – let’s say about 10 years. (don’t worry, I’ll paraphrase, I know we’ve all got shit to do..) From the outside I was labeled as ‘dedicated, commitment and a real athlete’ People admired my dedication to my health. What they weren’t seeing was my […]

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Is School Stress Perpetuating Disordered Eating?

The stress of school can be intense – the deadlines, the social pressure and really not knowing where your life is going. ‘What am I doing with with my life’ is probably something you’ve muttered to yourself a few times here and there. When the stress of life and the need to be in control […]

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Why High Achieving Women Develop Eating Disorders…

As busy successful business women, we need to really take note of the relationship we have to food and our bodies. The nature of our personalities is to ‘do it all, be it all’ all the time. This constant need for over achievement and control can spin us into dysfunctional relationships with food and our […]

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Weddings & Weight Loss – The Struggle Is Real.

Weddings. As beautiful and luxurious as they are, they are the danger zone for starting a vicious diet cycle that you can’t end for years afterwards.  Women are almost expected to diet for their weddings, I have yet to come across a future bride that isn’t obsessing with ‘fitting into the dress’ (are they intentionally bought […]

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Numbing feelings with food?

Is food becoming the most common drug? Yes – it’s socially acceptable, yet for some of us, it’s our default when it comes to coping with stress. It’s no different that an alcoholic using alcohol and a drug addict reaching for drugs. Now, we normally just talk lightly over the subject of using food as […]

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Food – The Modern Day Drug

You think that ‘no one understands you’ or ‘it’s not that big of a deal’ …so you sweep it under the rug, suppress all emotion and pretend you’re ‘all good’ ‘ But you’re not, you’re fighting an internal battle. What am I talking about? Binge Eating. Binge eating is not normal behaviour. Binge eating is […]

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