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October 15, 2014

Change can be very scary but what's even scarier is if things don't change. We all become comfortable in our routines and habits, even if these habits are unhealthy ones. The hardest part about making a change is admitting that it needs to happen! I am constantly reminding patients/clients about that. Sometimes people can become so overwhelmed with the work involved that they want to go back to their comfort zone.

Working on changing a habit or a part of yourself is hard but trust me when I say admitting there's a problem is harder! If you've already done that you are ahead of the game! It's similar to planning a trip..all the work goes into the planning stage. Once you are at the destination some things may work out and some things won't but if there was no planning, you wouldn't know what to do and things could become chaotic!

The other thing I have always told my clients, is that they can always go back to their comfort zone if they really feel that the change isn't working for them!...

October 1, 2014

Today I thought I'd write a bit about body image. Body image is a very tricky and complex subject so for now I will try to keep it simple.

What is body image? Body image is the way a person sees their own body. It's very sad that nowadays, mainly because of the media, most people have a poor or negative body image. The messages that we get are so strong and abundant that it is almost unavoidable to not compare ourselves with the airbrushed, underweight models and actors. How sad is that? They don't even look that way!! Marilyn Monroe used to be seen as the most beautiful woman and she was curvy and a size 12. If she tried to be famous now, Hollywood would consider her too overweight and modelling agencies would call her "plus-size".

So what can we do about this? The obvious answer would be to not buy any magazines or watch any tv or movies but in my opinion this is unrealistic! A much more useful and realistic approach would be to start appreciating our own bodies and stop comparing ours...

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