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
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Lockdown Rant Is Go. I’m trying to do my writing exercises but I just can’t do it today. I’m feeling so flat and gross. To top it all off I have a massive cold sore that can thankfully be completely covered by the masks all those living in Greater … Continue reading Three Days.
https://videopress.com/v/dhrOIgC2?preloadContent=metadata Silver SpringsWords and Music by Stevie Nicks, The Queen. ***Dear email subscribers, if you cannot see the video please click on the post title to view, or access from the website directly ❤ ❤ ❤ *** I started this blog exactly 3 months ago today. I was in a bad place, spiralling into panic … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday-Starting Now
The dress fits once more. I reached a milestone today. Finally, I can enjoy wearing this beautiful dress again, after 7 weeks of intermittent fasting and exercise to shed the 10 excess kilos that have crept on over the past 2 years. Today I'm 70.1kg, down from 74.6kg at the start of these concerted efforts. … Continue reading Bittersweet
Looking angelic, five minutes before the spectacular meltdown as Reina's ice cream dripped and drooped over her cone, hands, dress, and somehow all over her face, much faster than she could consume it. A new rule was born: cups only! After 6 deliciously relaxing days away at the coast en famille, I am feeling ever … Continue reading My Perfectly Wonderful, Ungrateful Kids
...and all is well! Photo by Ekaterina Bolovtsova on Pexels.com Four weeks ago I weighed 74.6kg, BMI 'overweight'. A week ago I still weighed 73.5kg, which I weighed at week 2. This was in spite of 3 weeks of 4:3 (4 "feast" ie normal eating days, 3 "fasting" days of 500-800 calories), 14 workouts (mostly … Continue reading 4 Weeks of Intermittent Fasting…