I share how I like to chill out.
5 things which help ease my anxiety.
Read my interview with Gaby Logan.
So outside of sleeping in a hotel for the night, alone, away from bed-stealing kids (give me back my bed already), I've FINALLY found the secret to a good night's sleep for me.
I've come to realise that whilst I'm pretty good, maybe even, GREAT, at caring for others, I can be a little bit rubbish at caring for myself- and practising self-care. Not always, I go through phases of doing yoga daily, eating well most of the time and taking time out from my busy schedule but at other times, I often find myself run ragged and in need of a reminder to slow the heck down and chill. So this is my reminder. For me, as much as for you. I hope it inspires.
'Motherhood is hard sometimes, especially when other women seem so much better at it than you'.
Welcome to the latest instalment of Wonderful Women, featuring brilliant author, digital strategist & entrepreneur Natasha Courtenay-Smith.
Welcome to Wonderful Women, my regular interview feature which celebrates all the kick-ass, talented ladies across the world! This week, I'm chatting to writer Linda Formichelli, who has written for over 150 magazines since 1997, including Family Circle, Redbook, Health, Pizza Today, WebMD, and Writer’s Digest.
We're all so busy, parenting is 24/7, even if you're not with your kids for 24/7-it's hard to truly switch off.
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.
I love exercising! Not only does it help keep me physically healthy, I really feel the mental benefits too.
Healthy living can be a bit of a vague term can't it? It's just so subjective. For some, being healthy means only eating organic, seasonal produce and hitting the gym five times a week. For others, a bit of exercise and a balanced diet is enough to lead a happy life.
Hey there awesome readers. I've written a post in answer to some of your blogging questions. Each day I receive several emails/twitter and fb messages asking me how to make a blog a business. Here I share a brief post that will hopefully offer some insight.
I'm hitting the milestone that is 35 in November, and on reflection, this year has been one of not only my happiest yet but in many ways, no doubt the biggest learning curve I've had thus far, as my blogging business has expanded, I've rediscovered yoga, trialled different ways of eating and exercising and have found myself time and time again, pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
Growing up I was always a huge barbie fan, stealing my brother Solos' Action Man (soz Ken...) and coupling them up for an uber glam toy land wedding that would would put Kimmy K and Kanye's nuptials to shame. Kind of...
I've recently returned from a incredibly relaxing and restorative break at the Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in Sagres, Portugal, where I spent 5 lush days with my favourite lady, my Mum, Vasoulla.
I know the advice is to use anti-wrinkle cream from the end of your 20's but I'm a bit of a later starter and have only started recently, at the grand old (not really old) age of 34.
Life can sometimes feel like a non-stop rollercoaster can't it, juggling family life, work as I/we try to be everything to everyone. The last few months have seen me take time out more, to relax daily and prioritise on what really makes my family and I happy. I always say, happy parents, happy children.
Sleep-deprivation isn't just for parents of newborns, I'm still waiting for my 5 year old, Oliver to sleep through the night, every night. Really. Both he and Alexander are light sleepers like their Mama and both will usually wake up at least once a night if not more. Good times. ...And it's not just us who are suffering, the majority of parents I've asked recently, seem to be too. It appears we are all relentlessly searching for the holy grail of consistent sleep-argh remember the full 8 hours pre-kids. It's but a distant memory for myself and so many.
I'm sick of reading about diets myself so pondered on whether to even write this post to be honest, but as so many of you asked me how I lost 6 kilos (a stone) on twitter and FB that I thought I would share what worked for me, and it's actually the most anti-diet I've ever followed.