Fertility, pilates, Pregnancy, Uncategorized, wellbeing

How to restore your pelvic floor, in less than 3 minutes a day

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

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The Elastic Brain – benefits of meditation

"Mummy I never change my mind. I always keep the same mind." Maurice said this to me yesterday, when I suggested that he *might* change his mind about a sartorial decision. It made me think about the elastic brain. Up until fairly recently we thought of our minds as "fixed", set in place in our… Continue reading The Elastic Brain – benefits of meditation

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Scummy Mummies: How not to feel like a shit mum

Late last year Dr Rachel Andrew and I had the huge pleasure of being invited onto the Scummy Mummies podcast to talk about our book The Supermum Myth. It was so much fun recording it and made me realise that laughter truly is the best medicine sometimes, and I don't know about you but laughter… Continue reading Scummy Mummies: How not to feel like a shit mum

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Dry January: The impropriety of sobriety

Dry January - are you doing it? Have you done it? Normally the driest my January goes is a dry white wine. I've always been a bit sniffy about abstaining from alcohol for a full smug month - not to mention the fact that January is chock full of family birthdays which means there is… Continue reading Dry January: The impropriety of sobriety

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MuTu Postnatal exercise: Embrace body positivity

This week I had the pleasure and privilege of going to a body positivity event hosted by the MuTu System. It was a screening of the Body Positivity documentary created by Taryn Brumfitt Founder of the Body Image Movement, Embrace, followed by an introduction to the Mutu System led by its founder, Wendy Powell. A… Continue reading MuTu Postnatal exercise: Embrace body positivity

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Be Strong, Be Happy, Be Healthy: the Model Method Online #1

If you're anything like me, you're constantly looking for ways that you can supercharge/begin a "fitness routine" around an already chockablock timetable involving juggling children, life, home, work. Since having Freddie, I've really struggled to get back into the fitness groove: I did the London Triathlon when he was 6 months old – I had… Continue reading Be Strong, Be Happy, Be Healthy: the Model Method Online #1

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Model Method Online: Week 1

Week 1 of the Model Method Online - tick! It's amazing how even just a week of upping your exercise routine can start to make you feel like you're changing and energising. This week I have worked out 5 times rather than the 6 I was assigned – I skipped two evenings because I was… Continue reading Model Method Online: Week 1