I Had Forgotten What It Felt Like to Have a Body Free From Pain

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About two weeks ago, a very strange thing happened. I woke up one morning and realised I had no pain in my body. This had happened once or twice before, but somehow this felt different. Not only was I pain-free, but I felt energised, joyful and light. And the strangest part was, the feeling actually lasted all day.┬áIt was totally surreal. I went for a long walk, danced my heart out at a 5Rhythms class, I had lunch with friends and I stayed out almost all day. My auto-pilot thought was that I needed to go home, go straight to bed and brace myself for the epic pain and fatigue that was sure to follow such a “full on” day. But it never came. Read More

Can I Have My Cake and Eat Anti-Inflammatory Too?


I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately. It all started the other day when my boyfriend asked me what I would truly want to eat if I wasn’t following an anti-inflammatory diet to support my healing. I told him honestly I have no idea. I’ve had a disordered relationship with food for most of my life. I can’t actually remember a time when I just ate what I wanted, without “shoulds” or shame or regret or overthinking. I was on my first diet before I was a teenager. I would obsess about food all day and beat myself up if I “failed”.

As I’ve gotten older, I have done a lot of deep inner work to develop a healthier relationship with food and a much stronger sense of self that isn’t tied to what I eat. Read More