While “stay safe/healthy” has become a common sign off in the age of coronavirus, we need to nurture our ability to stay sane, too. The situation is constantly changing and evolving, and this is a ripe environment for anxiety to thrive. It may start to affect our sleep, our appetite, which undermines our resilience and coping … Continue reading How to stay calm and sane during isolation
Christmas is a time of joy, and sometimes the gap between reality and joyfulness can make us feel like we're not quite getting it right. Here's my handy guide to lowering your stress levels as the Christmas season approaches. Be realistic: you cannot be present at every single school and nursery event. This is where … Continue reading How to approach Christmas without Motherwhelm
I'm currently reading I'm Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously, which has made me laugh out loud and nod in hearty agreement lots, and I'm only a couple of chapters in. All of my adult life, I have been a shy introvert: or a Shintrovert, as Jessica … Continue reading Socially awkward introverts: how to get over social anxiety this “party season”
I've been back in full-time work for nearly 3 months now – almost out of the newborn phase! I feel like any life transition takes at least 3 months to recalibrate to a new normal. The past 11 weeks or so has been an entirely new arrangement, as Freddie started school the week before I … Continue reading Things I’ve learnt about returning to full-time work after babies
Tell me about yourself! Tell me more about being a Holistic Transformation Coach, and how you came to do what you do. Hi, I’m Greta Solomon and as a Holistic Transformation coach I give people the space and guidance to transform their lives on a fundamental level – from the inside out – using the … Continue reading Series: What’s in Your Toolkit? 18 – Greta Solomon, Holistic Transformation Coach
What is a "wellness toolkit"? I first started gathering a wellness toolkit when I went through a really shocking bereavement when I was 28. My best friend from school died in a surreal DIY accident and it was like chucking a hand grenade into my life, everything in my life as I knew it for … Continue reading Why we all need a “wellness toolkit” for our health, wellbeing and…Christmas!
Social media is a wonderful tool. It has connected us in such amazing ways to information and support in the postnatal days, weeks, months and years, to help us feel like we're not alone, and to offer us 3am guidance when we're not sure if our baby's poo is the right colour or for solidarity … Continue reading I feel “not good enough” compared to mums on social media. Can I change my mindset?