Food – friend or foe?

Food friend or foe

Isn’t it funny that something essential to live causes so many of us anxiety, and insecurity? Not to mention confusion!! I don’t think there is any other topic in the world so wildly discussed, with so many opposing points of view being promoted as the “right way”.

 

Then you need to add the very complicated relationships so many of us have with it. We use to celebrate when things are…

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Let yourself love the package you came in – Amy Shumer talking to Oprah

Oprah Super Soul Conversation

I love a good podcast and today I want to invite you to listen to Oprah talking to Amy Schumer on her Super Soul Conversations.

 

They talk very openly about body image, confidence, acceptance, sex, and #metoo.

 

There are so many truth bombs there, and here are some of my takeaways.

 

  • You become what you believe. When you switch the paradigm, you are willing the see things differently and they become…

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Are you a binge or emotional eater?

One minute you’re enjoying a scoop of your favourite ice-cream, the next you’ve actually finished the whole tub. And some of the chocolate sauce you had in the fridge for the emergencies. What happened? When did you cross the line from enjoyment to concern?

I am sure you’ve heard about emotional eating and binge eating. Are they the same? Are they different? Do you know which one is part of…

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If I was in my ideal body….

Last week I asked you what would you do if you were in your ideal body and you answered so openly and thoughtfully.

 

Here are some answers I received:

 

  • I would do a skydive for charity
  • Buy and wear some super sexy hot dresses
  • Book a boudoir shoot
  • Run a 10k
  • Walk around the house naked
  • Keep wearing a bikini on holiday/ at the spa – I believed I was…

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What would you do if…

Today I want to keep it short and sweet and actually give you homework.

Get your journal out (just pen and paper will do too, so don’t look for excuses here) and answer this question:

 

If I was in my ideal body what would I do this year?

 

This is it – just one question to explore and journal about. And please share in the comments so I can support you.

 

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It’s complicated

I’ve always felt judged because of my body and not having a perfect figure. Whether that was true or not I disqualified myself from doing things I loved, from building relationships and convinced myself that I’m shy, and it’d be better for me to hide in the corner.

 

I let myself believe that just because I wasn’t a perfect size 8* (insert the number that resonates with you) I was less…

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I thought I wasn’t enough

I spent my teenage years obsessing that I wasn’t enough, always looking for the seal of approval from others. I wanted to be liked, accepted, fit in.

 

I wasted my 20s trying and failing to lose weight. I cried myself to sleep many nights thinking if only I could lose 10kg then I would be – pretty, popular, lovable – able to go out in the world and do the…

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Sick of diets

Thank you Jennifer Lawrence.

Sick of diets…. This is why I get up in the morning…So that the girls who are being born today wont have to deal with the same s*it we have to deal with. Enough is enough.

What do you think? I would love for you to share your thoughts.

Love

Joanna

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My story

Last week you read an apology letter to my Body, and today I wanted to take it a step further and share a little bit more of my story with dieting and body image.

In this video I’ve shared what I was led to believe at a very early age, habits I developed and what I did to overcome them. I realised that what I was craving…

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My Dear Body – an apology letter

For years I’ve had resistance to talking about my Body. I’ve done a lot of work on body image, self-love (I used to roll my eyes at that term) and today I am sharing something deeply personal. An apology letter I wrote to my Body.

Hi My Dear Body,

I am writing this long overdue letter to apologise to you, and I am sorry it took me so long to actually…

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