The Fifty Minute Hour

Thoughts on therapy and life

Agony Aunts – good or bad?

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agony auntsI was doing some breakfast reading recently when I stumbled upon Mariella Frostrup’s advice column in the Guardian. She was replying to a letter from a woman who was presented as having a problem with chocolate. In fact the desperate cravings, secret eating and division of days into “good or bad” (depending on what she had eaten) shouted disordered eating. I read through the response waiting for the bit where Mariella addressed this and gave out details of where the writer might get help – but no, nothing of the sort. View the pictures →

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It may, or may not, be Body Dysmorpha Awareness Day……

ImageI have in my diary that May 17th is  Body Dysmorphia Awareness day, and I occasionally catch sight of a tweet to that effect, but my Google searches have not come up with anything that allows me to corroborate this for definite. So, whilst I don’t want to allude to anything that might not actually be happening, I thought it might still be worthwhile exploring Body Dysmophic Disorder (BDD), as it is often misunderstood.

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Love Affair: Leslie Kenton

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Love Affair by Leslie Kenton

Love Affair by Leslie Kenton

Leslie Kenton describes herself as a writer, nutritionist, broadcaster, lecturer, shamanic teacher and social activist. You might know her from any of her books, TV appearances or through her work on the Origins skin care range. However she is also the daughter of Stan Kenton, the talented yet troubled (aren’t they all?) post war American Jazz musician.

Love Affair is the story of her life, her relationship with her adored father, and how at the age of 10, he raped her and began their sexual relationship which was to last for several years. View the pictures →

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Navel Gazing: One Woman’s Quest for Size Normal – Anne H Putnam

Anne H Putnam's experiences of gastric band surgery.

Anne H Putnam’s experiences of gastric band surgery.

Ann Putnam had gastric band surgery at 16, (basically as soon as she was able to) and two further rounds of corrective surgery on the excess skin left after the ensuing weight loss.

Navel Gazing is the story of her life as fat kid, to thinner woman and a testament to the fact that you can take the fat off the girl, but not the girl away from her body issues. Continue reading