09:12 (GMT+2), Wed, 12 September 2012
While you're hiding behind layers of clothes, feeling comfortable, thinking no one can see your
fat or unhealthy body, do you realise that spring is here? In just a few, short, weeks it will be
time to bear the bod.
Where are you in the stream of time? Do you have five, ten, twenty or more kgs to lose? What
about your health - do you wish you were fit and energised?
Well, if you don't do something about it today, you ... read more
10:28 (GMT+2), Thu, 16 August 2012
No sooner are we out of nappies when the pressure begins and we are told, “Carry on eating
like that and one day you'll be able to kick start a jumbo jet” or “Pull your stomach in - you
look pregnant!” or, just simply “Don't frown you'll get wrinkles.” And so a gnawing sense
of discontentment about our body begins. Self loathing is a universal issue, in fact, even the
beautiful find faul... read more
09:50 (GMT+2), Mon, 30 July 2012
No one could hate exercise as much as I did. I can remember when my friend, Rose, and I had our first babies - there was Rose lying on the floor doing sit-ups and ab-crunches. “What are you doing?” I cried horrified, “Are you nuts?” Well, the rest is history. She kept her beautiful thin body and I became fat Pat.
At around the age of forty eight I decided to become emotionally healthy; and so I start... read more
12:41 (GMT+2), Tue, 10 July 2012
Do you wake up feeling older than your years, dragging yourself out of bed? Well, if so it is time to re-invent yourself. This needs to be done every decade because as you get older your skin changes colour, your hair gets thinner, body parts start to head south and some get middle age spread. Nothing is more aging than hanging onto the last few decades, you need to become real, we all get older and this sure beats the alterna... read more
16:47 (GMT+2), Mon, 25 June 2012
Body appreciation is all about feeling great in your own skin. What we need to do is learn how to celebrate our perfect "imperfections".
When last have you looked at your body and thought "wow" what a wonderful gift! Think about it, your heart has never taken a holiday. Then there are the feelings of love, joy and happiness. For most of us the only time we take notice of our bodies is when we get sick a... read more
15:06 (GMT+2), Tue, 05 June 2012
What is a make-over all about? Is it just about vanity or is there more to it than meets the eye? Some have a mental block when it comes to their image, but a poor image is self-defeating because it can get in the way of projecting your true qualities. People can't look inside your head to see who you are and so you are judged by your external appearance.
I went to the theatre a few months ago and bumped into a friend an... read more
11:33 (GMT+2), Mon, 14 May 2012
Your relationship with food reflects the relationship you have with life. But more importantly it reflects the relationship you have with yourselves. If we have a eating disorder (A eating disorder doesn’t only applied to anorexia or bulimia but to compulsive overeating, yo yo dieting and binge eating plus a bad self image) then everything we believe about love, fear and life is revealed in how, when and what we eat. It... read more
11:40 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 April 2012
Every business, person, town and product has an image, this image can be defined as what comes to mind when we think of them. For example, what image does a Mercedes-Benz have compared to a Nissan Sentra? The Merc speaks of wealth and luxury, while the Sentra doesn't.
Let's compare Cape Town with East London; again two different pictures come to mind. When one thinks of Cape Town, wealth, beauty and prosperity comes to mind... read more