This is a tricky subject but something that has been on my mind lately. As someone who has been in the health and wellness field for several years, I have seen this reoccurring pattern of almost a cult-like mentality around various diets. As a former vegan I have certainly fallen for this idea that there … Continue reading Diet dogma, food and morality
Today’s post is a bit different from my usual content but I saw a story on BBC news yesterday which really stirred up emotion in me and inspired me to write. It was a young woman sharing her experience with disordered eating and being told by doctors that her BMI “wasn’t low enough to be … Continue reading Why we should NOT use BMI to diagnose eating disorders
Ladies, ever wondered why it seems so much easier for your boyfriend or husband to stick to a diet or fitness plan and get results? Why some weeks you are full of energy and others you hardly want to drag yourself out of bed? How you can go 2 weeks eating healthily then all of … Continue reading Why (and how) women should approach health and fitness differently to men
It’s been a while since my last post! It’s been a busy month as I had to come back to the UK before the end of the tax year and, as you can imagine, travelling during a pandemic is not the easiest task. I can understand why it has to be so complicated to put … Continue reading The travel curse strikes again (and a relaxing Easter break)
Yesterday was a religious holiday here in Greece, the Eastern Christian festival of Καθαρά Δευτέρα (Kathara Deftera) aka “Clean Monday” or “Pure Monday”. Similar to the celebration of Ash Wednesday in the West, it’s the seventh Monday before Easter and the start of lent, a period of cleansing for the mind body and spirit. The … Continue reading Celebrating “Clean Monday” in Greece
I’ve not been as inspired to write lately. Life is pretty repetitive for everyone these days.. We are just trying to make the best of things and focus on keeping our spirits up. One of the things that has helped a lot is being outside in the garden. We’re really lucky to live in an … Continue reading Healthy living during lockdown: eating from the garden
The last couple of weeks we have had lots of celebrations! Valentines’ day, pancake day, my birthday and my boyfriends’ mums’ birthday all within the space of ten days. Considering the three of us have been in lockdown together for nearly four months now we are making the most of every opportunity to be festive. … Continue reading Why and how I include treats as part of a healthy diet
One of the things I’ve committed to throughout this second lockdown to look after my health and wellbeing is keeping up with my daily walks. If any of you have been following my blog for a while you’ll know that walking is my number one recommendation to keep fit and healthy. Walking is such a … Continue reading Keeping active in the Greek winter lockdown
How often have you found yourself reacting in the same old habitual ways to certain situations? Maybe it’s reacting negatively towards a particular person, feeling shy or anxious in certain situations, or repeatedly falling off the wagon with healthy behaviours as soon as a stressor hits. So much of our behaviour is habitual meaning that … Continue reading How visualisation can help you become the person you want to be
I wanted to choose the subject of gratitude for the final post in this series to say thank you to anyone who has stuck with me this whole month. I really had fun writing these posts, I hope you enjoyed them too and maybe learned something that will help you to improve your health. If … Continue reading Real health #31 The importance of gratitude and celebration for your health
We are nearly at the end of this Real Health January series and for this penultimate post I want to bring it back to where we started in post #1 What does it mean to be healthy?. Today’s topic might be another controversial one and also one that is close to my heart! I want … Continue reading Real health #30 Is obsessing over your health ruining your life?
We are heading into our 4th month of lockdown here in Athens and it’s getting pretty tough! Being forced to stay at home for so long has made me realise just how important nature is for our health and wellbeing. We go for walks around our local area every day but it’s just not the … Continue reading Real health #29 The healing power of nature (plus our Greek lockdown adventures!)
We’ve all been there.. one day we are feeling strong and confident and the next it is like the rug has been pulled from underneath our feet. Your inner critic goes beserk, bringing up all the reasons why you should dislike yourself, bringing up past mistakes and failures and highlighting all of your “imperfections”. For … Continue reading Real health #28 How self-criticism can destroy your health and what to do about it
A quick post for you today with some of my top foods to include in your diet to nourish your body, balance your hormones and reach your healthy, happy weight. If you haven’t already, check out yesterday’s post on how the calorie density of foods affects weight loss. Lots of the foods on the list … Continue reading Real health #27 Top 15 foods for healthy hormones and weight loss
It’s been a while since we focused on nutrition in this series! And that’s for a reason, health is about so much more than what you eat. And it’s pretty easy to search for healthy foods to eat these days but if it were so simple, why isn’t everyone eating a healthy balanced diet? Why … Continue reading Real health #26 Calorie density of foods and weight loss
We are long past the days where meditation is seen as something completely hippy or “out there”. Meditation and mindfulness are becoming every day terms understood and practiced by students, parents and business executives alike. We are starting to understand the impact of rushing through our lives in a half-conscious, distracted state is no good … Continue reading Real health #25 How meditation can help you to change your mindset and your habits
Yesterday I shared about how taking consistent, simple actions can set you on the road to success when it comes to reaching your health goals. But we all know we are creatures of habit and often in the beginning behaviour change is hard! Our brains are designed in such a way that all of our … Continue reading Real health #24 To change your habits, first change your mind
Following on from yesterday’s post on perfectionism, today I wanted to talk about how simplicity can be the way to reach your health goals with minimal effort. I’m not telling you you can lose weight by sitting on the sofa eating cookies all day. But you don’t have to be following some elaborate diet and … Continue reading Real health #23 Keep it simple to lose weight easily
Today I wanted to talk about perfectionism. It’s day 22 of this 30 day Real Health January series and I am proud of myself for writing and sharing an article every day so far! But today I had a lot to do so I missed my morning writing window. It’s now 9pm and I very … Continue reading Real health #22 Is perfectionism preventing reaching your health goals?
Insomnia.. where do I start?! It’s crazy that something as natural as sleep seems to be slowly getting more and more difficult for us humans. Insomnia rates in the UK were already high at 1 in 6 but, according to the Guardian, since the start of the COVID19 pandemic this has increased to 1 in … Continue reading Real health #21 A new perspective on insomnia. How to get a good nights’ sleep
It’s been a while since I talked about my favourite topic.. the menstrual cycle aka your period. Specifically why your period is important for your overall health and the problems associated with not having a regular menstrual cycle. Any guys out there, maybe this isn’t the article for you but feel free to read on … Continue reading Real health #20 Why your period is so important for your health
As usual, I want to go against the typical health and fitness industry advice and this time talk about the benefits of eating more food. We are so often told we need to eat less if we want to be fit and healthy but is this really the case? In my opinion, this obsession with … Continue reading Real health #19 Common nutrient deficiencies and the benefits of eating MORE FOOD
Think about the last time you tried to lose weight? Did you have a structured meal plan, count calories or track macros? Did you think that carbs were the devil or “the fat you eat is the fat you wear”? Did you stick to a regimented workout plan from a coach or personal trainer and … Continue reading Real health #18 Masculine vs. feminine energy a balanced approach to weight loss
Caffeine.. one addiction I just can’t seem to shake! I go through periods of giving it up and feeling great then after a bad night or two of sleep I am tempted to go back. I know it’s not good for me, now I am aware of the effects I can feel the stress hormones … Continue reading Real health #17 Is coffee healthy? Caffeine and health
I actually wrote this post about 5 years ago for my first ever blog site! This was before fitness influencers were a huge thing, or at least they weren’t really on my radar, but I think it is more relevant than ever today. I’ve updated it a little but the core message is still the … Continue reading Real health #16 The problem with fitspo and fitness influencers
Long before COVID19, there was already another epidemic silently over-taking the world. Adrenal fatigue aka burn out or the “21st century stress syndrome” is a condition which probably affects millions of people but often goes undiagnosed or untreated because it is just seen as normal in our busy society. Have you ever felt totally exhausted, … Continue reading Real health #15 The epidemic of burn out and adrenal fatigue
Imagine this scenario… you wake up at 7.45am, 15 minutes before you need to start work, you rush to have a shower and get dressed, switch the TV onto the news channel, make yourself a coffee then turn your laptop on and start working through the 200 new emails in your inbox. Or maybe you … Continue reading Real health #14 The power of a morning routine for mental health
Most people worry about drinking enough water these days and getting in their “8 glasses a day”. There are even water bottles with markers on showing how much water you should have drank by this time of the day. This really freaks me out! Are we really so detached from our bodies that we need … Continue reading Real health #13 Are you drinking too much water?
People always talk about metabolism but what does it actually mean?! Your metabolism is all of the processes which go on inside your body to keep you alive and functioning as a human. This includes digesting the food you eat into macro and micro-nutrients as well as using these nutrients to generate energy in your … Continue reading Real health #12 Signs of a low metabolic rate and how to speed up your metabolism
As a public health nutritionist, I like to keep track of current trends in the dieting world and wow 2020 was the year of the keto diet! On average there are a million internet searches a month for the phrase “keto diet” and Youtube health and fitness world is full of people sharing their success … Continue reading Real health #11 Should you try the keto diet for weight loss?
Yesterday I ordered a pack of 6 of my favourite A5 bound notebooks that I use to write my journal and it got me thinking about the benefits of journaling for mental health. I have been journaling on and off for over 10 years and in the last 3 it has become part of my … Continue reading Real health #10 The benefits of journaling for mental health
A quick, lazy post today as it’s Saturday and we have been out all day enjoying nature, it’s getting late and I am tired and hungry. We drove down to Saronida this afternoon and went for a walk on the beach even though it was pretty cloudy and windy but we just needed to get … Continue reading Real health #9 How to enjoy exercise and healthy eating and make getting healthy fun
The benefits of yoga for health are endless! Of course, as a yoga teacher I am pretty biased but I honestly think that starting a yoga practice is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. In this article I want to share the top benefits of yoga for … Continue reading Real health #8 Benefits of yoga for health and how to start a home yoga practice
The fact that restrictive dieting works for weight loss is one of the most widespread myths of the western world. We are made to believe that to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight, we need to restrict our calories to 1800, 1500 or even 1200 calories a day, cut out all treats and always … Continue reading Real health #7 Why calorie restricted diets don’t work long term
Ever wondered why you just can’t seem to that new diet, exercise regime or self-care plan? Have you set yourself hundreds of goals for your health and just when you seem to be on the right track you fall off the wagon or do something to mess it up? Do you find yourself falling into … Continue reading Real health #6 Why you self-sabotage your health and how to stop
Today’s topic in this Real Health January series is counting your calories, specifically whether counting calories to lose weight is a good strategy. I’m sure most people these days are aware of the idea of calorie counting and might be familiar with calorie counting apps like My Fitness Pal and Chronometer. But to quickly cover … Continue reading Real health #5 Is counting calories for weight loss a good idea?
January is a time when lot’s of us decide to start a new fitness regime to lose weight and feel healthier. But what is the best exercise for weight loss and health? If you look on social media you will see endless photos of “fitness influencers” doing crazy gym workouts and high intensity circuit training. … Continue reading Real Health #4 What is the best exercise for weight loss and health?
Yesterday’s post in this real health series was on how to set health goals for the new year. I explained how to set SMART goals to help you to move towards whatever true health looks like for you. I do believe that setting goals can be a great way to give you motivation and direction … Continue reading Real health #3 Goal setting and masculine energy, letting go of the over-controller
In yesterday’s post I asked you to think about what it means to be healthy and what true health means to you. Hopefully you spent time doing the visualization exercise and you now have an image of your healthiest self. Today I want to share how to set goals to work towards becoming healthier and … Continue reading Real health #2 How to set health goals for the new year
Today is the 1st January, the start of a new year and a new project for me! I have been reflecting over the last week on the concept of health. January is a time when lots of us want to get healthier and fitter, maybe get back to some healthy habits after indulging over the … Continue reading Real health #1 What does it mean to be healthy?
For anyone who has known me a while, you’ll know that in 2015 I decided to go vegan. I had been thinking about it for a while after seeing the documentary Cowspiracy which explains the impact of animal agriculture on the planet. I was shocked at the statistics about greenhouse gas emissions from ruminating animals … Continue reading Veganuary: Is a vegan diet best for the planet?
Getting to know your menstrual cycle and understanding the menstrual cycle stages is not just for women who are trying to get pregnant, it is an amazing way for any woman to connect with her body and develop on a psychological and soul level. Our menstrual cycle is the rhythm of our life, like an … Continue reading Why is understanding the menstrual cycle stages important?
I want to start by saying this won’t be the typical health blog about how to restrict yourself and avoid temptation at Christmas. If you have been reading my posts for a while you will know I am all about seeing the big picture of health, listening to your body and building sustainable habits rather … Continue reading Staying healthy during the holidays / How to have a healthy Christmas
Last night I taught the last online “yoga for women” class of 2020 and the theme I chose was letting go. It seemed appropriate as we are coming to the end of the year and what a year it has been. I feel like the whole world is emotionally charged right now.. we have all … Continue reading Yoga, relaxation and letting go
I’m really enjoying teaching my online Yoga for Women classes on Sunday evenings, it’s a really cosy way to end the weekend and to connect with other women whilst we are in lockdown here in Greece. If you’re interested in joining the class contact me and I will send you the joining details. This week … Continue reading Yoga and body image / Yoga for women
I know it’s so stereotypical for a health blogger to share a smoothie bowl recipe. At this moment there are over 2 million posts on Instagram with the hashtag #smoothiebowl. But hey.. they taste good and they can be a great healthy breakfast so why not! This recipe is great for the follicular phase (i.e. … Continue reading Follicular phase recipes: Berry smoothie bowl
I shared a couple of months ago about my experience with insomnia and fatigue and my path to healing. I can honestly say I feel like a new woman and I am grateful every day to feel “normal” again and not like a half-woman-half-zombie like I did for most of the last few years. Since … Continue reading Healing fatigue through yoga and self-awareness
As promised, here is the recipe for the banana oat pancakes I made on the first day of my period. I’m not much of one for complicated recipes so this one is simple and quick. I’m sure you can find many pancake recipes out there but this is one that worked for me. I love … Continue reading Recipes for your period: Banana oat pancakes
Should you practice yoga during your period? Yes! Practicing yoga can be very supportive for women during menstruation. Yoga can help to relax the body and mind, reducing tension which can cause symptoms such as intense cramps, lower back pain and headaches during your period. However, I recommend taking a break from exercise for a … Continue reading Yoga for during your period / Yoga for period cramps
Today is the first day of my period and day 1 of a new menstrual cycle – yay! I love the menstrual phase or “inner winter”, not only because it brings a relief of the tension of the pre-menstrual phase but because it is the time of the month when I honour myself with rest … Continue reading Stress and the menstrual cycle: Self-care tips for the menstrual phase
A common question from women trying to recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea is “can I exercise while trying to get my period back?”. I wrote about my tips for exercising during HA recovery but if you are thinking about taking a break and need some motivation, here are 5 ways exercise can work against your recovery. … Continue reading Can exercise stop your period coming back? 5 ways exercise can slow recovery
What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) or Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (FHA) is when a woman has no period for 6 months in a row or more, despite having no anatomical or disease-related reason for lack of menstruation. Functional means behaviour related and we will come to what those behaviours might be later in this … Continue reading What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? Why have my periods stopped?
I shared a story a while ago about how I “lost” my period and got it back (see my posts here) but I finally decided to make a video about this topic as I realised just how important it is to spread this message. I don’t know whether it is just the online circles I … Continue reading How I got my period back after 8 years of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
Today I am on day 9 of my menstrual cycle. I finished bleeding on day 5 so I am now into the follicular phase or “inner spring” of my cycle. For the last few days my yoga practice has included lots of inversions which is an amazing way to rebalance the body after your period. … Continue reading Inversions and the menstrual cycle
Today I decided to post my first video on Youtube – eek! I really wanted to share how yoga can benefit women and how we can modify our practice to align with our hormonal cycles. I’m not very confident with speaking in front of a camera but I’m sure that will improve with time and … Continue reading Yoga and the menstrual cycle / Yoga for women
Wow what an intense month! We have finally arrived in Athens, Greece after an extremely stressful and emotional journey. We decided to move here from the UK back in September so it’s been a mad few weeks preparing for the move, packing up the house and organising our travel. I brought my cat Teddy too … Continue reading Travelling with a pet during COVID19
Yoga means something different to everyone. There are so many lineages, teaching styles and practices to choose from that one person can have a completely different experience to the next. Now there is the debate about “modern yoga” and whether it fully reflects the depths of the ancient yoga teachings but this isn’t what I … Continue reading Masculine vs. feminine approach to yoga
Fatigue is such an awkward topic to discuss. It’s one of those conditions that people who haven’t experienced just don’t understand. It isn’t visible so unless you go around complaining about it all of the time, people assume you are fine. Or if you do try to explain to others they think it is the … Continue reading My experience with insomnia and fatigue
This week I have been feeling really good. After a couple of weeks of feeling tired, unmotivated and confused about everything going on in the world, I was able to rest deeply for a few days during my period and I emerged on the other side feeling fresh and ready for life again. I am … Continue reading Riding the wave of inner spring
So happy that Moon Life Yoga got added to the top 50 menstruation blogs list on Feedspot at #25. I’m excited enough that this exists never mind that my blog is on the list! Anyway if you like my content and you’re interested in all things period-related check out their page to find some other … Continue reading Top 50 blogs on menstruation
We all know by now that stress plays a major role in our overall health. Stress has been linked to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and most definitely to hormone related conditions such as PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea. Managing stress and calming down your nervous system is so important for healing from any physical … Continue reading How to reduce stress and balance your hormones
As I am writing this, I am on cycle day 33 and expecting to start my period any day. I can feel it coming in my physical, mental and emotional body. The last few days I have been feeling really lethargic and unmotivated, my body aches and even an hour walk left me in need … Continue reading Emotions in motion
With my health coaching clients we look at many things that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, movement and stress-management. But the most important self-care tip that I recommend from day one is to start to become familiar with your menstrual cycle. This can be either through a cycle tracking app or using … Continue reading My number one self-care tip for women
After a lot of deliberation I’ve finally decided to put myself out there and offer 1-2-1 health and nutrition coaching. I’ve been studying and practicing what I preach for years now and it’s time for the next step! You can check out my credentials on the home page and if you are interested in hearing … Continue reading Work with me!
Final post in the how to eat to support your menstrual cycle series! This time we are looking at the ovulatory phase aka the “inner summer”. What is ovulation? When is the ovulatory phase? For those who enjoy being active and productive, ovulation can be the phase of the cycle where you feel most at … Continue reading What to eat during the ovulatory phase
Next in the nutrition for healthy hormones series is the follicular phase or the “inner spring” of your cycle. Learn how to eat during this phase to support your body and to feel light and fresh as you move into a new cycle. What is the follicular phase? The follicular phase is the part of … Continue reading What to eat during the follicular phase
I got a lot of positive feedback on my last post about how to eat to optimise the pre-menstrual phase so I thought I’d carry on to the other phases of the cycle. Next up is the bleed itself.. the menstrual phase. What is the menstrual phase? Your period represents the start of a new … Continue reading What to eat during your period/menstrual phase
What to eat during the pre-menstrual phase to support your body, balance your hormones and minimise PMS symptoms
I’m on day 6 of my cycle and have just come out of a deep, challenging bleed. I had a lot going on last month. As well as my day job, I had a deadline to submit a nutrition article to a scientific journal which fell on day 23 of my cycle, so for the … Continue reading Learning from my mistakes
Do you remember when you got your first period? How did you feel.. empowered? Afraid? Ashamed? Energised? Powerful? Disappointed? Excited? For me it was a pretty forgettable experience. I don’t even remember the exact age although I know I was around 11-12 years old. I couldn’t tell you whether I was at home or school … Continue reading Reconnecting with menstruation, rethinking menarche
If you have read my last post on Why has my period stopped and how do I get it back? you will know that I recommend to take a break from intense exercise when you are trying to balance your hormones and get your period back. This includes any form of intense cardio such as running … Continue reading Tips for exercising during HA recovery
If you have read my posts in the period recovery series on Why has my period stopped and how do I get it back? and What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? you will know that chronic or restrictive dieting is one of the major reasons for missing periods. So what is the perfect Hypothalamic Amenorrhea recovery diet? … Continue reading How to eat to get your period back: The HA recovery diet
If you haven’t read my “Why am I so interested in hormones?” series (linked at the bottom of this post), see here for my story on how I lost my period and my journey to getting healthy again. Here I will share what learned about why our periods can stop and how to get it … Continue reading Why have my periods stopped and how do fix it?
Here is a short hatha yoga asana practice to stretch and open the hips and hamstrings. Great for when quarantine has you sat on your butt all day 🙂 Move slowly and mindfully focusing on your breath and alignment in the postures. Hold each pose for around 5-10 breaths. Use props to support you if … Continue reading Hatha yoga for hip and hamstring flexibility
This week has been chaotic emotions-wise for me. With the super pink moon and my bleed falling at the same time, energies were running high. It started on Monday, the night before the full moon. I couldn’t sleep well at all, then on Tuesday the same thing again. I woke up at 3am exactly in … Continue reading My full moon menstrual emotional rollercoaster
Last night I randomly woke up around 3.30am. I lay awake in bed for a bit but I had this nagging urge to get up and move around. I do get insomnia pretty often and with the current lockdown situation its been worse than usual so I wasn’t too surprised but then I looked out … Continue reading Full moon forgiveness ritual
The second part of my cycle has been more difficult than the first in some ways. I thought it would be ovulation that would be difficult as this is the time when I am much more motivated to be out there doing things and meeting people. But I tend to crave a lot of time … Continue reading How I’m managing PMS during quarantine
I have known about the power of the “morning ritual” for a while now and it was a key part in my healing from hypothalamic amenorrhea and adrenal fatigue, but with work and other commitments its very easy for this to fall by the wayside. With the current global drama that is sweeping the planet … Continue reading The power of a morning ritual during a crisis
Continuing from my last post.. I started working with an online coach to heal my PCOS. Through working with her I started to uncover all sorts of ideas around my relationship to food and exercise and how it had impacted my body. Even though I was still very restrictive in my food choices I was … Continue reading Why am I so interested in hormones? Part 3 – recovery, relapse, repeat
Unfortunately after I graduated I slipped back to some of my old ways. I was still struggling with gastritis and other digestive issues and doing endless research online to find the “perfect healing diet”. This is where I found veganism, specifically the high-carb low-fat vegan diet. I started following all of these Youtube channels with skinny, … Continue reading Why am I so interested in hormones? Part 2 – veganism, PCOS and orthorexia
My journey with my hormones has been up and down to say the least. I started my period at age 12 with no major celebration.. my mum explained what to expect and how to use pads and tampons and that was that for a few years. I don’t really remember much from that time but … Continue reading Why am I so interested in hormones? Part 1 – my battle with disordered eating
If there is one thing I would recommend for women to improve health, it is to start tracking your cycle. It sounds so simple but actually it will give you insights that allow you to start being your own health coach! There are different levels to cycle tracking, depending on your goals: Newbie tracker – … Continue reading How to start tracking your menstrual cycle
I love that menstrual cycle awareness is becoming a thing. There are so many resources on this topic but I wanted to make a note of it here for completeness and so I can refer to it in other posts. There are four phases of your hormonal cycle: The changing hormones in each phase lead … Continue reading The 4 phases of your menstrual cycle
Right now I am in my pre-menstrual phase and I have been struggling a lot with difficult emotions. I am feeling unsettled, sad, angry, lost and confused. Luckily because I track my cycle I know that this is the time of the month when things like this are most likely come up. As women we … Continue reading The pre-menstrual power of losing it
Yesterday was the last day of my mini cleanse. I actually got sick and woke up in the morning with a headache, chesty cough and fatigue like nothing I experienced before and fatigue is an accepted part of my life these days! I went against my own plan and did a circuit-style workout at home … Continue reading 5 day reset – day 5 and what I learned
Almost at the end of the 5 day reset! I didn’t post yesterday as I didn’t have much to say and I basically ate the same as the day before so nothing exciting there either. I am feeling ok but my sleep hasn’t improved which is really annoying. Despite that though my energy levels have … Continue reading 5 day reset – day 3 & 4
Sooo I definitely learned some lessons from yesterday! I think my blood sugar went on a rollercoaster after that dip in the afternoon as I woke up in the next really hot and wide awake. I tried deep breathing and after a while got up and read for a bit to try and relax my … Continue reading 5 day reset – day 2
So today was the first day of my 5 day mini-cleanse. I didn’t start off on the right foot as for some reason my sleep was terrible last night. I’m not going to over-analyse it, I’ve learnt by now that it’s better to just accept it and move on, but I was feeling pretty tired … Continue reading 5 day reset – day 1
I am about to start a 5 day reset/detox/cleanse and thought I would document the process. I have done this a few times before and I think it is actually something I would like to do on a regular basis going forward. It is a full body cleanse – physical, mental and emotional – with … Continue reading 5 day reset – what, why, how?
Insomnia is something that has been part of my life for a looooong time now. I’ve never been a night owl or someone who can sleep in till noon but I did used to have a healthy sleep pattern and wake up feeling refreshed. Somewhere along the line this got disrupted and I’d say for … Continue reading Dealing with sleep disturbances
If I ask women which part of their cycle they like the least I can almost guarantee it will either be the menstrual or pre-menstrual phases. For some, extreme pain and heavy bleeding can make menses a horrible time of the month. For others, suffering from mood swings, fatigue, headaches and a whole range of … Continue reading A new perspective on your lady cycle
I haven’t posted for a while but today is the first day of my period and after a hellish week of crazy PMS I feel inspired to write about how to manage your “inner Autumn” to avoid this kind of situation. Also known as the luteal phase, your inner Autumn is the time between your ovaries … Continue reading How (not) to manage your inner Autumn
It was my 26th birthday yesterday and unfortunately I was pretty unwell. I had felt myself coming down with a cold over the weekend and the last couple of days I have been pretty much stuck in bed all day with a box of tissues and hot cups of tea. I’ve been craving extra time in … Continue reading Learning to listen – intuitive yoga
Recently I have been completely enthralled by the book Wild Power by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer. I love all things hormone related so I was really excited to read this one and I really think it is a must read for all women! I know when I first started my periods as a … Continue reading Menstrual cycle awareness
I have put off starting this blog for a while now. Partly because I wasn’t exactly sure of what I wanted to write about but mainly because I wanted it to be perfect. I thought that I needed to know everything before I shared what I have learned. I wanted to have perfect health before I … Continue reading An imperfect beginning