How many of us are overdrawn, emotionally, physically, mentally? This is a technique that I first started using when I joined the Fertile Body Method training about 6 years ago! And something I have used since. It’s really quite simple, and for those who are very left brained you can make this super list worthy if you like! Even if … Read More
End Period Poverty
End Period Poverty. The #endperiodpoverty is very much in the news at present. It is about time. So many people do not even know it is a thing. I didn’t until last year. I didn’t grow up with money, and after 11 years as a lone parent to 4 daughters, this is currently still the case, but sanitary products have … Read More
What to expect at your first Mizan appointment
What to expect at your first Mizan appointment? Here is a little guide as to what you may experience at your first session with a Mizan Practitioner. Most first appointments take upwards of 2 hours usually, occasionally 3 hours. You may have already filled in your client intake/information form, and will go through it with your practitioner, or you may … Read More
What is Mizan?
What is Mizan therapy? I’ve been asked this so many times, and I never tire of talking about it, about wombs, about women’s bodies. Mizan (sounds like Milan) is essentially an abdominal massage. Focusing on the lower abdomen, the upper abdomen and the lower back. The massage helps to bring a fresh, oxygenated blood supply to the reproductive organs and … Read More
Loving Kindness Meditation
Loving Kindness Meditation How I’ve only just come across the Metta Loving Kindness Meditation I have no idea! I will share a written version here and add a recorded version to the MP3 section for those who prefer a Guided Meditation. With my usual aim of keeping somethings in life simple and sustainable, I am keeping it a straightforward block … Read More
Really simple mindfulness breathing technique
Square Breathing. Really simple breathing technique to calm the mind and body down. You can make your count of 4 as long or as quick as you need to. I chose the number four because it keeps it simple. If you have a really busy mind, look around you for something with square lines (tv, picture frame, window, shed etc) … Read More
Surrogacy. A gift worth celebrating.
3 years ago my life was totally engulfed in surrogacy. I was midway through a labour that resulted in my friends meeting their baby for the first time. Once the baby was born I wanted the world to know that “this is a thing”, a thing people can do. That I had just experienced a life-changing year, and I was … Read More
Mother Earth. Father Sun. Moon…?
Mother Earth, Father Sun, Moon what? First of all, some may wonder who am I to be telling you ‘how it is’. I’m not. I’m sharing how I feel it is. How ‘I’ see it. How another sees it is their well earned point of view. Second thing I’d like to clear up is that I do not worship anything. … Read More
Different routes to becoming a mum
There are many different routes to becoming a mum. Today has been a breath of fresh air, and a deep debrief, all at the at the same time. It’s been such a busy few weeks and I’ve barely had time to stop and think, or do anything but work-home-parent. Today I had to fit in yet another thing, but this time … Read More
‘Think yourself fertile’ versus ‘TTC’
Think yourself fertile Vs TTC – the power of mind-body medicine Are the three little letters TTC all consuming? Whether you are hoping to conceive naturally, or are having assisted conception, Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can really help support you. For someone who is going through the stresses of IVF, Hypnotherapy can be the saving grace when it … Read More
I used to be a Birth Doula…
Almost a year ago I wrote a blog on “Why I used to be a doula”, as I was struggling with being bartered down, and the role devalued. The blog still stands, but being a Doula, I just can’t help myself when asked again if I’ll support a woman. I said “I used to be a Birth Doula. It was … Read More
What is ‘hypnobirthing’ and will it help?
What is ‘hypnobirthing’ and will it help? Hypnobirthing has become a massive business in the last few years. I love the positive birth focus, but I don’t much like the hypnobirthing hype. No technique should take credit for a woman’s birthing ability. No one should go into birth believing that they need to do this particular technique in this particular … Read More
Guided meditation for Fear releasing
Guided meditation for Fear Releasing. For some women, pregnancy brings excitement and giddy anticipation. For others, it can bring fear, anxieties, vulnerabilities… and endless “what if’s”. Before I go any further and paint a picture of pregnancy being doom and gloom, I want to tell you what I think pregnancy should feel like: Special, precious, invigorating, wondrous, amazing, exciting, blossoming … Read More
Fear releasing “what ifs….” etc.
The yearning for a baby is such a strong thing, and the fear of it never working out can be huge. I want to refer you to the ebook that I created called The Little Book of Hope here, because I want you to keep the hope alive. Recently I was talking of doom and gloom about a political issue … Read More
Ways to keep calm in pregnancy
You can never have enough support. And there’s a wealth of it out there. Netmums, Facebook groups, NCT classes, friends, I could go on… My most favourite support group in recent times is the Positive Birth Movement. A non-judgmental grassroots movement. The group aim is to enable free to access to support. An organisation aiming for all women to have … Read More
Happy womb, happy woman.
Happy womb, happy woman. How to have a happy womb? Have you ever talked to your womb? Think I’m bonkers for asking. No problem!! But have you?! How I think you have a happier womb: I suggest doing some womb meditations and some hands-on healing for a happy and balanced womb, and there are some incredible clean and accessible foods … Read More
Hormones get a bad rap… unfairly.
Hormones get such a bad rap. Unfairly, I may add. I tend to think of hormones as the musical notes that create a song to dance to. When they are in balance, the dance is beautiful, but when they are all over the place, at best it becomes comical, and at worst it’s just not funny, downright irritable, and a … Read More
Why I really want to hold your baby
Why I really want to hold your baby. I’m quite an expert you know. Four babies of my own, one surrogate baby successfully created and delivered safely for her awaiting parents. Maybe we will manage to create another. Who knows. I don’t want any more babies. But I so want to hold yours. And yet Continue reading »
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The mayonnaise jar and the coffee
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the coffee… A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty […]