Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting

In my office, clients bring their struggles with their bodies and food. The battles that rage between wanting to be healthy and wanting to be attractive, or more accurately, to conform in some way to the forms we are told are attractive. These are seen as mutually exclusive and clients wonder what they can doContinue reading “Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting”

Perfectionism and Obesity

Obesity in the United States is on the rise, with 42% of American adults living with obesity, according to the CDC. And in this new reality of coronavirus, the CDC states that obesity increases the risk of severe illness with Covid-19, making people 3 times more likely to end up being hospitalized (CDC on obesityContinue reading “Perfectionism and Obesity”

WOMEN AT WAR: ME AGAINST MY BODY

I have been talking to Polona Fonda about the battles women have with their bodies.  Polona is a weightlifter, writer and advocate for strong women.  Her online magazine, FONDA Strong is an inspirational resource offering engaging stories and profiles on all things sporty, female and, of course, strong.  Here’s a copy of our exchange on women’s body imageContinue reading “WOMEN AT WAR: ME AGAINST MY BODY”

Un-Tapped Potential: Your unconscious as a resource for performance

‘Can you read my mind?’ some uncomfortable folks ask, with fear and curiosity, when they know I am a psychologist.  Erm, no, psychology is less about magic and more about science.  But I do understand where this comes from – the perhaps more mysterious sounding parts of psychology’s history and work.  The little bit frighteningContinue reading “Un-Tapped Potential: Your unconscious as a resource for performance”

Getting past your lifting plateaus: A conversation with Giles Greenwood

I recently shared a coffee with weightlifting legend, Giles Greenwood, to discuss the phenomenon of lifters failing at a mere kilogram above the weight they have marked out as their personal best.  Giles has enjoyed a long and successful competitive career in weightlifting, representing Great Britain and winning a gold medal for snatch in theContinue reading “Getting past your lifting plateaus: A conversation with Giles Greenwood”