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Week 10 Update - de-stress your life: stretching, meditation & The Emotion Code
4 April 2014

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In this week’s Monday update -– stretching – if you can’t puff yourself out exercising, you just gotta stretch! And meditation – seriously good in the battle against emotional eating. Plus ‘The Emotion Code’ by Bradley Nelson – a fascinating insight into trapped emotions creating disharmony and issues in the body.

After another weekend of solid writing, this week I’m devoting the Back to You Monday Update to body issues and helping your mind. Meditation is something that’s been part of my life since 1991, when I regularly used to babysit seven under-fives including my own two, and thought I was going to kill somebody. : - ) So on the advice of a friend, I took up TM (Transcendental Meditation) and have never looked back. But you don’t have to go further than youtube, searching ‘meditation’ to find some lovely guided sessions, which could help settle your mind and bring you calm. It’s a big part of Dr Murad’s philosophies, which I mention on my main QVC Blog this week, (see blogs tab above) as I’m doing a show featuring his skincare on Saturday 5th at 6pm (if you miss it, I’ll add the link here after). Plus my pal fellow QVC presenter Craig Rowe posted on our Back to You QVC group on Facebook this week about a free ‘how to meditate’ link if you sign up for newsletters on this site – more info here. It’s well worth doing believe me, in any quest for holistic health – especially if stress makes you an emotional eater. If you are, BTW, see the Monday Essay at bottom featuring The Emotion Code book.



If you can’t do Yoga, if you can’t do pilates, if you can’t move very well for whatever reason, you can always stretch. Stretch something. To some extent. Again, youtube is a font of knowledge and has many clips about stretching which you can use to get yourself lengthening muscles that stay tight for far too long every day. I like this one, if you’re not sure which to watch/do. Make like a cat or dog and give your body what it needs – a good old stretch, in a safe, careful way. There are tons of books on Amazon on stretching too – it’s a pet subject of mine – there will be more about it in the updated version of Till the Fat Lady Slims, coming in the autumn. Meanwhile, go here for some great options to help you feel better and less stressed by moving your bod in a gentle easy way. And of course, the ultimate is a pilates machine – but if you can’t get one, just streeeeeetch! It’s amazing how good it makes you feel if your body’s in need, and you may find the signals you were getting weren’t hunger at all, they were ‘I want to stretch!’


Bodyblade Update – another fab comment on our Back to You QVC facebook group from Debbie Clout this week –

“My body blade arrived today, it is a lot of fun! I watched Debbie Flint with Bruce's youtube clip to get going, then found loads of other clips that work on different areas, arms, shoulders, tums for inspiration. Think I am going to love it! Harder on my non-dominant hand, but guess it gets easier with practice”

It really is an amazing piece of equipment and yes there is lots of inspiration on youtube for that too!



-          7 a day bunkum – ie the study and headlines this week are bunkum, not eating lots of veg every day. Zoe Harcombe takes it apart again. Scary how headlines are launched from such spurious science. Don’t get me wrong – eating loads of veg is miraculous for some people’s health – but this study isn’t gonna prove it to anyone who examines it closely. Plus other headlines in papers this week made it clear that fruit juices and fruit desserts etc shouldn’t be included in any five (or seven) a day claim anyway. Read more here.


-          Ten tips on how to quit sugar using healthy foods – and a very good site for all such things! Read more here.


-          And don’t forget on my QVC Blog there’s always a little Back to You update too and some funnies! Go here.


Lots below about getting on our Facebook group, Back to You QVC, about how to take part in our challenge, and don’t forget to add your own update! Plus the new series will be beginning again weekly on QVC UK in September.

Next week’s Monday Update – getting serious about losing weight – exploring the barriers. And an extract from Till the Fat Lady Slims. I’m off on a writing holiday now to finish my third novel – as you may know it’s called ‘Diary of a Wannabe Shopping Channel Presenter’ and will be out at Easter! Am back on air Sunday evening (14th) with Elemis and a new midnight launch of a Fuji camera – join me!

Keep healthy!




Joining In

-         Our Challenge Party date is Sunday 29th June, (in Surrey) it’s still not too late to share your own precious ‘before pics’. Do come join us! And if you’ve got a ShareStory you’d like to feature on here and you’re not on facebook, just email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All the links to the groups are below.

-         Don’t forget if you’re a member of Back to You QVC Group or of the closed group Break the Habit BTU, to give us your Monday update on facebook!

-         Go here to read the Back to You QVC Group updates and to join.

-         Go here to request to join the new CLOSED Break the Habit – BTU Group.

-         If you’d like to see my own Break the Habit Challenge, it’s here.

-         And for more info about Freedom Eating – click here for Till the Fat Lady Slims (2002) on Amazon. !



A week or so ago I got recommended a book by Dr Bradley Nelson called The Emotion Code. It starts off with his own stories of how he helped his family, including small children, unblock some of their negative emotions holding them back. I’m reading it with great interest now so I thought I’d pass it on to you too – if you have already read it and have a comment, do leave it at the bottom of this page! Here’s the blurb – and do go read the ‘look inside’ on Amazon.

You see, there are lots of wonderful techniques and tools in the world for helping to make change happen permanently – it only takes being open to new things, and receptive to unusual information and you never know, maybe you’ll be like one of the people in his book. Enjoy





“Do Bradley Nelson reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of "trapped emotions"; emotional energies that literally inhabit your body. Dr. Nelson explains clearly and concisely how trapped emotions can create pain, malfunction and eventual disease. In addition, trapped emotions can exert a dramatic effect on how you think, the choices that you make, and how successful you will be. Perhaps the most important discovery that Dr. Nelson has made is that trapped emotional energies will often gather around the heart, creating a "Heart-Wall" that may block you from giving and receiving love freely. The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage. Releasing trapped emotions often results in the sudden disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties. Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice, The Emotion Code is a distinct and authoritative new work that is destined to become an instant classic on self-healing.”

Click on the title at the top of this segment for the link to Amazon.

Another Monday Essay next week, on, er Monday!





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