Category Archives: Willpower Training

The surprising power of self-compassion

The-Surprising-Power-of-Self-Compassion | Weight LossThe following guest post is written by Coaching Psychologist and Change Specialist, Edel Rigas. She's truly a master of her craft. I hope you get as much from her wisdom and insight as I do. 

Shit happens! I have yet to meet anyone who disagrees with this statement – though of course some may not phrase it quite so eloquently! But whatever your turn of phrase, I’m confident we all agree that life is unpredictable and we can find ourselves up to our necks in the stinky stuff, often before we even get a whiff of it coming.


Quality & Guiltless Indulgence – A New Path To Vibrant Health

Expatriates Magazine in Paris | Nutrition & Health Coaching The forth issue of the Expatriates magazine is now out. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer and their nutrition in Paris expert; and I’m sharing with you guys my latest article below. I hope you enjoy it!

Many expats come from a culture of eating extremes: complete deprivation or total gluttony; often swinging from one extreme to the other and from one week to the next. So many of us endlessly cycle between good intentions, diets, deprivation, failure, gluttony, shame, body hatred and guilt.


How To Stop Emotional Eating – 9 Wholehearted Steps

How to Stop Emotional Eating | Feed Your Awesome MachineRecently, some very major changes have occurred in my life that has called into question where I live, who I am and who I love. In short, it has turned my life completely upside down.

If you are reading this now, I’m going to make the safe assumption that you’re human. And since you’re human I know that you too have been through times that leave you feeling like your head and heart are spinning out of control.

So I know that you feel me on this.


How To Stop Food Cravings From Forbidden Foods

ow to Stop Food Cravings Image“Don’t eat that chocolate cake. Don’t eat that chocolate cake.” I chanted to myself desperately while I sat on the floor each night with my back against the wall staring at the fridge that held the very thing I was trying to stop myself from eating.

But no matter how hard I tried, it always ended the same. Me eating the chocolate cake… and feeling like a complete failure… yet again.

I felt totally out of control.

How is it possible that the one thing that I was trying sooooo hard to not do was the one thing that I couldn’t resist?


Black Coffee & The Compound Interest of Willpower Training

Willpower TrainingMany of the clients I work with come looking for complete health renovation. They want Hollywood beach bodies yesterday. And they’re willing to go on almost any diet and slash almost every unhealthy habit that stands in their way.

While that’s an admirable ambition, the sad truth is that this approach just doesn’t work over 95% of the time (and if you don’t believe me, just check out the studies that show the success rates of diets (1). Hint:...they’re dismally low).


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