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Big I or little i? A Tool for Perfectionism

Big I or little i? A Tool for Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a nasty, but frequent, companion of all eating disorders. Perfectionism is that little voice in your head that tells you that you cannot be good enough. That what you have done isn’t good enough, and therefore you are a failure. Perfectionism doesn’t compromise. Anything less than perfect is failing, and this is why it’s so damaging to us. It feeds right into the low self-esteem feedback loop, dragging our self-belief down still further. On a rational level, we…

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Low Self-Esteem and How To Improve It

Low Self-Esteem and How To Improve It

The Moany Bit I’m going to start with my take on self-esteem. Self-esteem is really important. And I mean REALLY important. In my professional experience, low self-esteem is at the heart of almost all the problems that my clients have seen me about. I’m not in any way saying that self-esteem is everything, or that improving it is a cure-all because it’s not. But it is crucial. Why is it important? Low self-esteem is the little bugger that can come…

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How To Silence Your Inner Bully

How To Silence Your Inner Bully

We all talk to ourselves. Some of us talk to ourselves out loud (I do this all the time while shopping!), and some of us speak to ourselves in our head. Talking to yourself is perfectly normal. We all need expert advice from time-to-time, right? How much attention do you pay to what you’re saying to yourself? As you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing that you pay at least some attention to what you’re telling yourself. I’m also guessing that…

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What are Eating Disorders?

What are Eating Disorders?

For my first article, I wanted to give you a (very) brief introduction to eating disorders. Eating disorders are too big and complex to discuss in one go, so I will be following this article up with others that do go into more depth. Do you have any specific questions about eating disorders? Send them to me and I’ll include the answers in future articles. What is an eating disorder? We’ll start at the begining. What is an eating disorder?…

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