How to be nice.
The changes which have made life better.
5 things which help ease my anxiety.
How I stopped having nightmares and sleep better than ever.
Most months, PMT is a nightmare for me and I know many of my readers feel the same.
I know what you're thinking, dramatic title right? But it's true, I pretty much hate myself during PMT time which can be anything from 1 day (lucky) to 1 week or more (un-freaking-lucky) so I'm writing this from one honest mama to another because if you're suffering too and hate yourself when it's that time of the month, you're not alone because I am too.
Like any parent, my family's health is my priority. So today I wanted to share my latest haul from the health store Holland and Barrett. Holland and Barrett is great for picking up vitamins, natural r...
I was chatting to my 'wiser than wise' husband, Peter, the other night about reactionary behaviour, the good and the bad and we deducted how 'sweating the small stuff' is 100% for LOSERS! I count myself as a loser in that respect I must add but I'm determined to stop! STOP I tell you!
Migraines. Don't you just HATE them?! Mine are so excruciatingly painful and although I only get them every few years, they freak me out when they happen.
Recently, I've noticed a fair few people remark on how confident I am, or at least appear to be (it was mentioned several times at Blog Camp where I spoke recently, with many asking me how they could become more confident when it comes to going on camera or making their blog their business and I receive a lot of emails on the subject too.
Ok I realise it's a a BIG Hollywood-worthy TITLE, a grand old statement but it's the truth, really-changing my diet has changed my life! I know, I know, I've written about my relationship and complete and utter love affair with food a lot here (along with sharing my recipes) but hear me out (again) recently I've had an epiphany, a change of heart somewhat, a shake up in my fridge and life.
When yoga's not in my life I'll be honest, I feel pretty rubbish, and I did for a lot of the summer- along with eating far too much sugar, I let my exercise routine go to the wayside, I stopped running and yoga and quickly felt the healthy glow diminish along with my energy levels.
My wonderful acupuncturist who was once a GP, Dr Robert Maida of the Good Health Centre in Leeds, gave me this brilliant, almost magical recipe to help with coughs and it really works!
I really am feeling fab on the Atkins diet...let me fill you in!
So life gets busy, kids keep us up at night and the never ending juggle that is life and motherhood can really get on top of us all right. Well it's time to chill. Just ook at the sea above taken in Portugal last year (is it working yet?).
It's been nearly 8 weeks since I started the Blood Type Diet and so far, so good. I'm an O+ blood type and haven't missed my apparent biggest offender, wheat, a dot.
PMT is of course the aptly named tense period before your ERM actual period. Lasting for anything from a day (lucky lady) to actual weeks (really) it is truly a pain in the ass (or uterus in this case) for many. Yes some see few pre menstrual symptoms while others have a horrendous old time waiting for Aunt Flipping Flo to arrive.
There's a reason you never hear women remark, "Oh the week before menstruation is fun isn't it?" Ever.
This is an essential list I feel have been life-changers for me. No, not the obvious: children, partners, friends, career etc but a list of the essentials JUST FOR ME: the things that have helped my health, well being and happiness.
Here are my resolutions: