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So far Pat Birgan has created 10 blog entries.

Divorce! Break up! It’s over!

My soulmate, my best friend. My despised enemy. My judge. My tormentor. That’s right…. It’s complicated. Is it love? Is it hate? Is it indifference? We have been in a relationship since the age of 13, 14, 15. Really. Every single day, very few days skipped. And in very bleak times, twice a day. That’s [...]

By |2020-01-30T20:14:22+00:00January 30th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How prevalent is a psychologist that accompanies sports teams?

How prevalent is a psychologist that accompanies football teams, cricket teams, swimming teams etc? Physical health is supported by good mental health. This article in Forbes focuses on the NBA’s player-led initiative around mental health which forced the league to be proactive in confronting stigma and long-standing stereotypes of masculinity and toughness in sports. Mental [...]

By |2020-01-30T20:31:05+00:00January 29th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

"Sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive drugs are consumed." This article explores the work from researchers from Aarhus University who examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water. Read the article Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain at Medical Xpress

By |2020-01-16T20:34:48+00:00January 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Prioritising Yourself

Today, the idea of the traditional stay at home mum is changing. Rising costs of living, and the increasing desire of women to work during their childbearing years has meant that there is an increasing demand being placed on women. They need to have bodies like an octopus with numerous arms reaching in every direction, [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:11:39+00:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Perspectives – Through which lens are you viewing the world?

Have you ever stopped to watch a photographer taking a professional photo?  He can’t change the scene, but in trying to capture the best photo he manoevres his angle and his lens to capture the best of that scene.  And when a chef makes that gourmet dish, he gets given the ingredients and in order [...]

By |2019-08-06T16:22:23+00:00August 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Is there an eating disorder test you can take online?

Google recently reported that one of the most popular search terms on the subject of eating disorders was “eating disorder test”.  Since so many people seem to be searching for the answer you are probably asking yourself if there is such a thing as an Eating Disorder test? The answer is yes and no.  There [...]

By |2019-02-25T11:40:21+00:00February 24th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Mindful Eating – Mindful Weightloss

I received a very interesting email from a potential client looking for help in losing weight.  In his email, he commented that he is extremely stressed, has a high power intense job, and is always travelling.  What struck me, was the fast pace of his life and how food and food intake was a reflection [...]

By |2018-02-15T21:24:24+00:00April 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments