Before having children, I didn't realise how many 'pillars' I had to help keep my mental and physical health ticking along nicely. I had, I now realise, artfully curated a wellness toolkit without actually realising that that's what it was. I taught Pilates and was a freelance writer and editor. I made sure that work … Continue reading How a self care toolkit can help us become happier and healthier
It's half term this week in the UK, which means I've got both boys with me full time, plus a load of admin to keep an eye on, and various other things I've no doubt forgotten... I have always felt that my stress levels peak uncomfortably when I have a collision of work/life/mothering with no … Continue reading My self care toolkit
Meditation. That word stresses lots of us out. I can't meditate, my mind is too busy. I don't have time to meditate. Sometimes there are just too many 'shoulds' beating down our doors so we forget that actually, we do have time we just choose not to use it for our own positive benefit. Think … Continue reading Pelvic floor meditation
What is ‘the postnatal period’? It is not a small window of time that exists after you have a baby. It’s not a finite period when you have temporarily become a mother. It’s not a brief stop in your journey along the way. Often I’m asked by clients ‘am I still postnatal, my baby’s over … Continue reading How long am I ‘postnatal’ after having a baby?
In the weekly Guardian Newspaper Saturday magazine, there's always an interview asking the same questions of some kind of personality or celeb. One of the questions asked each week is "which part of your appearance do you most dislike and why"...it's always struck me as an unnecessarily negative question. But then I realised...we're conditioned to … Continue reading Mental health awareness week – body love