Parenting: STOP beating yourself up!

Following our last blog topic, I feel it is important to consider how “parenting” and our own expectations of parenting, can impact on our children’s behavior. As a parent myself who has worked therapeutically with children and parents over the past 8 years I have come to find the hardest thing to first overcome is…

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Mindful Living

  What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as “moment to moment awareness…being fully awake…being here for the moments of our lives, without striving or judging”. By not striving, we remain present and stop searching for those things in life that have not yet happened. How often have you thought to yourself ‘If only I could…

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Mindful Eating

What is mindful eating? You may be familiar with the term ‘mindfulness’, but are you aware this can be applied to our eating habits? Mindful eating uses the act of mindfulness, or being present, to help overcome eating problems in our increasingly busy lives. The goal is to shift focus from external thinking about food…

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Dietitian versus Nutritionist

Is there a difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?  The answer is YES—there is a difference. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, I believe it is extremely important to find a practitioner best suited to your individual needs; and it is imperative to make an educated choice. Who can call themselves a…

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