Marion Foreman

About Marion Foreman

I fall neatly into the ‘women who weren’t born yesterday’ category. I grew up in a turmoil of Guardian fuelled feminism. I went from ‘little woman’ to independent person in a decade. I began my nurse training in the early 70s in the midst of a male dominated university town. I convinced myself that my views must be wrong as the ultra clever men didn’t agree with me. It wasn’t until I did my degree with the OU that I realised that I had a voice – and a legitimate voice at that. Four children and three husbands later I have found my place in the world. A place that simply says that I am who I am, that I can choose my own path in life and choose those who walk with me. I have learnt that equality means making and taking opportunities, not feeling compelled to ‘do it all’.

Why high levels of cortisol matter

Why high levels of cortisol matter

High levels of cortisol can lead to weight gain… Cortisol is our stress hormone and our cortisol levels can have a big impact on our weight. When the level is within the optimum amount for our body, cortisol is great according to Dr Libby Weaver in her book ‘Accidentally Over-Weight’. Cortisol converts into cortisone and […]

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Hold yourself accountable

Hold yourself accountable

What is the best way to hold yourself accountable? So, now you know your priorities, and you have a plan. How are you going to hold yourself accountable? What are you going to do next? It’s all very well writing your plans down, but how do you stop it from just being some sort of […]

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Goals for 2016

Goals for 2016

If you want to achieve your goals for 2016, get planning! Last week, I was talking about the importance of hanging on to your big marbles this year. I wasn’t thinking about your sanity, so much as your priorities for 2016 or even for life. I’ve been busy thinking about my goals for 2016. But, first […]

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Fitness trackers

Fitness trackers

Fitness Trackers – worth the money? You must have noticed that there are loads of different ‘wearables’ out there. Gadgets to help you get fit and stay fit. They can monitor your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. As the Fitbit marketing says Every moment matters … fitness is the sum of your life. I […]

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The many benefits of sleep

The many benefits of sleep

The personal trainer lists the benefits of sleep. There seems to be some perverse thinking that tells us that we are all such ‘superwomen’ we don’t need to sleep for long, that sleep is for the feeble and the weak. The ‘plenty of time to sleep when I am dead’ approach to life. Let me […]

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