Not the most inspirational post title, is it? Big companies have mission statements and vision statements: you can click on a website link and find out why the exist and what their purpose is. Well, I figure it's high time that I do similar. Jury's out on the name, so answers on a postcard please I had a kind of 'lightbulb' moment a week or so ago at the book launch of Why Mothering Matters written by my wonderful Doula Mama, Maddie McMahon. As well as Maddie, two other incre
Sounds like a bit of a mouthful, doesn't it - so I wanted to blog and explain a little more about this incredible tool Being in the Doula and Birthworker world, I see a lot about debriefing birth experiences; more recently I have seen people discussing the importance of being able to help unpick and move forwards from past experiences which were having unwanted emotional reactions along with their memory, leaving them with the wisdom of the experience but without the emotiona
It's #worldbreastfeedingweek this week and as much as I could sit here and regurgitate facts and figures about health benefits to you, I thought that this would make for a more interesting read! We know that breastfeeding is biologically natural for human babies and we know that our rates in the UK are really low compared to the rest of the world. As a herbalist approaching my own breastfeeding relationship, I thought I had it sussed but in fact my very first experience only
Ok, so there has been a 'little' gap in between posts - Jan and Feb have been really busy for me! Stage Five: Be Time Savvy This is where the slow cooker comes into its own; time is one of the major factors for people to fall off the wagon or eat badly (myself included). A weekly meal planner really helps, as does planning minimum-input meals! I have been known to buy bags of ready chopped veg to save time, especially when my little one was in the very little stages; I simply
This post will be relatively short and sweet, mainly because I am procrastinating about a talk I am giving in two days time... well, they say a little bit of stress is good for you ;)
(note: 'they' lie!) This week I wanted to share some recipes with you, which is something which will come later in the week. I also want to talk about super ingredients and how to make the most of what you eat: you are what you absorb after all! I have purposly not used the words 'super foods'
I started writing this article and realised that there was far too much to put into one blog post, so here begins a journey of several posts which are all about Kickstarting your Health and will form part of a course I will be running next year. As always, your comments and feedback are invaluable to me. This is borne from several things; not just my love of improving health and wellbeing, but my love of food and also my passion of promoting breastfeeding. This will apply to
So moving on from my last blog, I thought I'd discuss more about 'the stuff no one talks about' when you become a mum. Strangely enough, one of my best pieces of advice is always try and get dressed. Sounds obvious doesn't it? But it's very easy to stay in your pjs all day, with the curtains drawn and only the tv (and baby) for company. That's fine on occasion, but it all too quickly becomes normal and acceptable if you let it. Getting up and getting out works wonders. I used