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Prior to becoming a mum I'd been warned about the lack of sleep, the increased expense and the lack of time that becoming a mum would bring. 

What I didn't know was that as Mum you absorb the emotions of your kids. When they are happy, your happiness levels go up exponentially. When they are sad, frustrated or emotional you also feel that 1000 times over.

It feels like you are always putting out fires, helping your kids with an issue, trying to help them deal with disappointments, mean kids or academic pressures. There is a lot expected of kids these days and it raises the bar on what is expected from the whole family. Your home is a safe place so kids are likely to bottle up their feelings and let them explode later on when they are with you at home. 

That is a lot to deal with as a parent. Relentless. 

To be the glue that holds everything together is a big responsibility.

I know how hard it is and I see how the relentlessness of parenting affects myself, my friends and my client...

You've decided that you want to lose weight and the way to do that is to eat better and do some exercise. You know exactly what foods you should eat less of (chocolates, cakes and biscuits) and what foods to eat (whole foods, more vegetables and more water).  You might have even visited the doctor, dietician or a health coach to help you reach your goal. You've been doing well for a few days and then all of a sudden the cakes start to sneak back in and you start giving in to your cravings. It seems like there is a disconnect between what you know you should be doing and what you choose to do.

Sounds familiar? Most people who want to lose weight generally know what foods to eat and what foods to limit. The problem most people have is putting what they know into action.

I see lots of women who want to lose weight in my practice. I find that the women who are most successful at adopting healthier habits are those who are very connected to their "why". What I mean by this is that w...

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