Category Archives: Reflections and Ponderings

Reasons for the Fat Shame

Why do we feel ashamed of our weight? Week in, week out, my work involves visiting teenagers to take their measurements as part of a research project about healthy weight management for adolescents. All the participants in our project are … Continue reading

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Drop One/Add One for 2013

2013 will be a Big Year for me and so I do not know how I will use DO/AO. After a year away from study, I am returning to complete my Honours year of my Bachelor of Psychological Science. For … Continue reading

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Day of Disaster

Today was a disaster! For my newish research job, it is my task to go through a complicated procedure of taking a participants measurements (such as height, BMI, blood pressure…), having them fill out questionnaires, randomising them into a group … Continue reading

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Why does there have to be a path?

Perhaps I am always to be a Searcher, a Journeyer. Most people I know seem to have found their path. I don’t mean that they have arrived at their destination, but they are sure of their path. They are teachers, … Continue reading

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Just a quote

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone else’s life with perfection. ~ The Bhagavad Gita I came across this quote this evening and it struck a chord with me. Especially as … Continue reading

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When the child starts worrying about the parent.

I remember one day, in the year before her death, Mum had been put on medication that made her light-headed and she had a fall. I heard the thud and ran into the room, to see her lying on her … Continue reading

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Dramatically amazing, life-changing changability!

I have been thinking recently that DO/AO has outlived its usefulness as a weekend-only experiment and that it is time to switch to week-long challenges. While some changes seem more manageable to try for just a weekend – without the … Continue reading

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