Una Leonard : Sweet Therapy

Topics covered : Anxiety, the inner critic, anorexia, bulimia, grief, attempted suicide, cancer diagnosis, baking, starting a business, success, wellbeing. 

Una Leonard is the owner and founder of 2210 Patisserie, a very successful bakery business and she has a gorgeous, upbeat personality that at one point, hid a deep unhappiness.

In this conversation we get a beautiful insight into her relationship with her Mam, the bond she also had with her Granny, fondly known as Dotie; and how baking and opening up her bakery, ultimately became her saviour. 

I learnt so much from listening to her….about the power our words can have on children in particular, and how our attitude to food can impact those around us.

It was one of the most moving conversations I have ever had and I’m so grateful to Una for her willingness to speak about such difficult times in her life and I know she’ll help so many who’ll listen.

But it’s an extremely challenging listen at times as we don’t shy away from the reality of her experience of attempted suicide, so please be aware before you play it.

Check out my Instagram post about the episode which includes photos that will make sense when you hear it.

𝗦í𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗼𝗶𝗴𝗲 (@sileseoige) • Instagram photos and videos

Resources :


Bodywhys | The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland


Pieta | Preventing Suicide and Self Harm


Samaritans Ireland

Book: Sweet Therapy – The Joy of Baking

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