Positive Recovery: How to H.E.A.L.

Positive Recovery: How to H.E.A.L.

When facing challenges in life, whether it is physical, emotional or mental, we have one of three options: let our response push us backward, stand us still or propel us forward. Only one of these options exemplifies resilience, growth mindset, and optimism, which are...
Positive Weight-Loss: From Self-Hating to Self-Loving

Positive Weight-Loss: From Self-Hating to Self-Loving

“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay The Beginning: Self-Hating Many of us begin our weight-loss journeys from a place of self-hatred, rather than self-love. We have often been...
Addiction Psychology

Addiction Psychology

In my last two articles, I discussed habit versus addiction and then looked at habit in more detail.  To conclude the series, I now want to explore the psychology of addiction. What is addiction? Addiction is when a person uses a substance or activity for pleasure, to...
Hope In The Age Of Obesity

Hope In The Age Of Obesity

Snyder’s Theory of Hope Snyder’s (2002) Hope Theory assumes human behaviour is fundamentally goal orientated. Hope is seen as arising from two components: Waypower, which is the perceived ability of the person to generate pathways towards achieving valued goals and...
Positive Weight-Loss: Enjoyable Exercise

Positive Weight-Loss: Enjoyable Exercise

In the pursuit of creating a healthy lifestyle for oneself, movement is a key component with benefits that go far beyond weight-loss. However, for the individual who is unsatisfied with their weight, weight-loss is an exciting outcome of consistently exercising!...