Nicky Duffell is one of my favourite Instagram wellness accounts: so uplifting, calming and aesthetically beautiful. Her blog is even more inspirational - I could spend hours browsing there if given the luxury, so I was really excited when she said she would take part in my series and to hear more about her various … Continue reading Series: What’s in Your Toolkit? 6 – Nicky Duffell
What's your story? ✨ In The Supermum Myth in one chapter we delve into narrative therapy – we're all made up of stories and live according to the dominant narrative in our lives. Have a think today about your best stories, what character you place yourself as in your life, your family, your community? I started doing pilates … Continue reading Why am I a Pilates Teacher?
Happy Bank Holiday! Remember May bank holidays before children? Usually involved lots of sunny Sunday drinking in beer gardens, languidly cutting loose in an act of sheer abandon as there was no alarm clock to wake you up the next day. Yep. No more. This morning I had a 5am starter – although, framing it … Continue reading Wake up Mama! – Energy Boosters
Instagram connected me to Fern Taylor - her feed is full of mindfulness tips, a love of nature, and a gorgeous cat. Basically all the ingredients for a contented life, in my view. I have recently been reading her book Here and Now: an Interactive Mindfulness Book and building her strategies into my day to … Continue reading Series: What’s in Your Toolkit 5 – Fern Taylor
Mama mojo. That elusive magic ingredient that gets lost somewhere between 3rd trimester cankles and the dark faceless beast of sleep deprivation. There are many other factors coming into play, identity, confidence, anxiety...mixed up in a heady mojo cocktail which can lead to feelings of depletion and lowness. Which all makes us feel quite simply … Continue reading Mojo detectives – pelvic floor restore
It's selfcare Sunday: a day which should be in indelible ink in everyone's bullet journal. I had an aromatherapy massage today, a long overdue use of a birthday voucher. It sent me into a blissful meditative state and made me question why I don't make time and space for this kind of therapy regularly. When … Continue reading Power of Touch
The cold damp weather continues relentlessly at the moment. Enticing glimpses of sunshine in between the grey cold. The start of my Pilates classes is usually characterised with everyone saying how fed up they are with being COLD. To a certain extent, this is part of being British. We grumble and moan about the cold, … Continue reading Live life in Technicolor
This morning brought some more spectacularly misguided comment from the Daily Mail about the state of motherhood, basically summing up in one short piece of copy about what we're battling against as mothers in our society today. I haven't read the article myself, as seeing the headline alone referring to "slummy mummies" made my blood … Continue reading Mum fail?
I first connected with Suzy on Instagram last year, when I sensed a kindred spirit in her posts, an understanding of the relentless pressure of modern motherhood and life, and a tendency of all of us to slip down our own lists of priorities while we juggle the day to day. Suzy's instagram feed is … Continue reading Series: What’s in your toolkit? 4 – Suzy Reading: Part 1
Emma Cannon is a fertility expert, author, natural conception and IVF support acupuncture practitioner, and has been supporting women in their fertility journeys for many years. I had the great fortune to work on Emma Cannon's first book, The Baby-Making Bible, when I was working for the health and wellbeing publisher Rodale at Macmillan, in 2008. Liz … Continue reading Series: What’s in your toolkit 3 – Emma Cannon