https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR-3P9zIMhM&t=14s Keeping it real with my holey nightie and messy lounge ❤ It's Tunes Tuesday, and until 4:30 this afternoon I had no idea what I was going to record. I could have let it go. I'm feeling a bit blocked up, had slept 4.5 hours in 36 hours and was pretty tired after night … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday- I Can’t Stand the Rain
I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.
Raisin toast and coffee, writing and rest, crystals and cards. This is what extreme self care looks like at my house today 🌷 I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not … Continue reading Extreme Self Care
My last post about my intermittent fasting "it's not a diet" weight loss journey was 2 months ago. It's fair to say I dropped the ball there! I had been doing mainly 5:2 (5 days fasting with 800 calories-ish, 2 normal days, and on average 14 hours fasting overnight) for 8 weeks, and had lost … Continue reading Intermittent fasting: 10 weeks to Healthy
I'm going to skip the personal resolutions on 'Soul Searching' today. In a quiet moment, I will undoubtedly write a long list of goals, hopes, intentions. I will put pen to paper, I will pull some cards, I will reflect with my candles and my crystals, do my thing. I will make plans. But I … Continue reading Ambitious Writer’s Resolutions 2021
Photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.com ...and I'm feeling awesome! I am so happy to share a more positive blog about it, because I know we all need good news stories when we're struggling through the plateaus or setbacks and willpower is waning. I'm pleased to say I did, as predicted, weigh 70.4kg the day … Continue reading 8 Weeks of I.F…
This is me, back in 2010, living in Carcassonne, France, trying to climb my way out of a terrible time in my life. I wanted to write. I wanted love. I wanted to feel whole again. My blog helped me enormously, but it's hard for me to read sometimes. I flicked over to it this … Continue reading Flashback to La Vie in French
The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.John Kabat-Zinn Habits. Rituals. Traditions. They shape our lives and form our identity- and vice versa, according to habits expert (who knew there was such a thing!) James Clear in his fantastic read "Atomic Habits". I cannot recommend it highly enough. Do your future self a favour … Continue reading It’s the Little Things