Tonya Winders, MBA is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allergy & Asthma Network, the leading patient advocacy organization dedic...
The inner-critic can escalate a small slip-up such as eating one chocolate biscuit to be a justification for wolfing the entire packet, or delaying the healthy eating plan "until next Monday". The worst part of hearing this voice is that we generally believe every word it tells us.
Protecting our skin in the sun is so important, yet there are so many mixed messages surrounding sun safety that we're still getting burnt. Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new advice warning that there is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight.
What happens if you've started noticing little things your parents are less able to do or you have a similar 'moment' to mine? Or something terrible happens that thrusts you into being responsible for one or both of your parents, way too early?
Maybe, as with many things in life, the cyclical nature of fashion (trust me, never throw clothes away, just put them under the bed and wait) had reawakened us to the spirit of the ancient Olympics when the Greeks competed naked.
In the past week there has been a spate of news stories related to walking to school. From harmful air quality, to traffic congestion and dangerous parking outside school gates, the school run has become a contentious issue.
My reality of being morale boosted, bathed (sweet memories), packed with vitamins and every Deliciously Ella/Hemsley Hemsley recipe going, provided stark comparison to the desperate stories of isolation and loneliness that I discovered.
It's time to cut the crap in more ways than one. Vince Lombardi has been for many years a hero of mine. I was so surprised and delighted that many of the things he had achieved and had said made it into my friend's wedding just last week.
We heard about so many amazing groups and individuals who day in day out work selflessly to help and support others. From charitable neighbours to societies that cook up a storm for the famished. I was bowled over by what I heard, saw and felt.
The research on sweeteners isn't as comprehensive as I'd like yet. Only Aspartame, Saccharin and Sucralose have really been studied properly, and most clinical studies only include these sweeteners. Are they all equal to, or as bad as each other? I'll break it down for you:
Recently, while meandering through my local pet store I walked through the dog food aisle. Both my dogs are on a home-cooked diet so I don't frequent this aisle but I stopped to have a look and couldn't help reading a few of the nutrition claims made on the labels.
Social media seems depict two extremes, and it is important that young girls, adults, everyone understands that NEITHER end is healthy, and healthy is what we need to aim for!
With my eldest daughter in particular - a deep-thinker, highly sensitive and painfully self-conscious - I feel that insecurity lies at the heart of many of her anxieties. I try to combat this by illustrating, in graphic terms, how much I love her.
It's very tricky to know where to turn though and find a safe space which isn't too overwhelming. It's a daunting prospect to approach others when wanting to talk about the challenge of caring for someone. There can be a sense that by speaking about the challenge you are somehow undermining your loved one's illness
When I was asked to support World Cancer Day and take part in the nude shoot I was apprehensive at first, however I knew that I wanted to do everything that I could to support the campaign.
When we were in the early throes of romance, the last thing either of us thought would be a distinctive feature of our relationship was heading to separate rooms each night. But it is, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Essentially - he snores, I sleep lightly, he wakes (very) early, I love a lie in.