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May 10, 2019

One day it just clicked. I felt a shift.

February 2017. I was in the very early stages of my pregnancy and I remember walking to Belsize Park station from South End Green in Hampstead London where we used to live. I don’t remember quite what it was but I started feeling a little anxious and uncomfortable and then my mind went straight to food, as it always did.

With eating disorders, it isn’t about the food at all. Food is meant to be savoured. Food is there to nourish and energise our bodies and minds. In the case of binge eating however, food is simply used as a drug. Just like alcohol, cocaine, heroin, or even our smartphones, food causes a rush of dopamine, "the feel-good chemical", in the brain. Cue addiction...

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October 10, 2017

How I got pregnant? I know you're all a little too old for the birds and the bees story, so rest assured, that is not where I am going with this... I'll come back to this in a moment, but first...

With only a month left to go until my due date, I have had quite a few friends ask me: 'How are you feeling? Do you feel ready?'  

When it comes to life-changing decisions such as changing a career or starting a family, I have always been a strong believer of "If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives".

However, as I got thinking about this, I realised that I have never felt more ready. Ok so my hospital bag is not yet packed (umm... I probably should get on with that!), but my mind and my body are shouting: 'We've Got This...

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