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
I'm so delighted and proud to say that I have passed my first level of Teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with the British Mindfulness Institute. My own mental health as a mum has been so powerfully enhanced by MBCT techniques in the writing of The Supermum Myth (such a huge learning curve for me and one … Continue reading Mindfulness for mums – meditation for perinatal wellness
I'm excited to be adding two monthly workshops to the schedule in the new year. I'd love to hear your thoughts, and if you're in south London, come along! For mums to be Your Confident Mothermorphosis A workshop introducing a toolkit of tips to help you release anxiety and soothe your body as you enter … Continue reading Pregnancy and Postnatal mindfulness and core strength workshops
One of the things that new mums tell me almost more than than anything else, is that they wish they had fully understood how important pelvic floor health was, and they wish they had taken the time to focus on it a bit before baby came - as let's face it, once baby is out … Continue reading How to restore your pelvic floor, in less than 3 minutes a day
I did a lovely live chat last night with Lauren, an inspiring author and motivational speaker, on her Facebook page This Girl is Enough. We talked about self care and wellness for mums – about how mums are so keen to put ourselves at the bottom of the care-for list, somewhere far below the neighbour's … Continue reading Welcome to Motherhood
It's World Mental Health Day today. You wouldn’t feel ashamed to tell anyone you had sprained your ankle or had a sore throat. Yet we still layer our mental health with taboo and cultural patterns of secrecy and stiff upper lip. ❇️According to figures from the World Health Organization – depression and anxiety are set … Continue reading World Mental Health Day – how are you?