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‘At work I’ve got no problems setting schedules for myself and others for months or even as much as a year ahead, so why is it so difficult to adopt the same approach in my personal life?’
Publishing a week today, Saving Grace is Grace Kitto’s diary of three years of weight loss.
What struck a real chord for me was how she was productive and successful at work, but when it came to what she ate, she sabotaged herself every time. Heading towards type 2 diabetes, Grace knew things had to change.
She decided to tackle her eating like a work project. She researched the fields of psychology, neuroscience and biochemistry. She also decided to find a way to communicate with her unconscious, casting it as a character – Bridget – and slowly learning to befriend her.
It’s no spoiler to say this was – and remains – a successful journey. Julie Myerson has called it ‘a grippingly intelligent and likeable feminist memoir of weight loss’. We hope you find it equally inspiring too. ~ Charlotte
We’re all vulnerable on holiday and criminals know it – not only do we have our guards down because we’re relaxed, but also because most of us don’t want to waste time queuing up at the local gendarmerie in the unpleasant event that we are the victim of a crime.
‘It would have been all too easy to read more into this than it was – to look for “signs”, or to imagine some other significance. But here is the thing about enchantment: it doesn’t require magic, but it certainly requires attention. Enchantment isn’t about magical thinking; it is about being fully present in the world. And so it is enchantment enough simply to say that for a couple of minutes, maybe a little bit more, in a foggy out-of-time encounter with the leader of a company of nineteen stags, I was fully in that moment, and fully aware of myself simply as one animal facing another.’
Sharon Blackie, from The Enchanted Life
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