Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Losing weight is such a fraught endeavour. I've written extensively about my struggle with this before, in particular; the terrible shame around the hypocrisy of trying to mindfully raise girls who like and accept their whole selves, body heart and soul- when I cannot honestly claim to be one, … Continue reading Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
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 Ilzy Sousa on Pexels.com #soulsearchinginsuburbia #midwifery #birthcartography #informedbirth #positivebirth #birthtrauma #informedchoice #informedbirthpreparation #maternitycare #maternitycareinaustralia #itstime #birthtime I attended Catherine's "Birth Cartography" workshop last week. Yes, birth cartography. Sounds interesting doesn't it? It is. I am in my third year of working rostered shifts as a midwife across the birthing suite and the pre … Continue reading Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.
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
#midwifelife "How are you going here Mia?" my colleague asked me as we made our way from the building after knock off today. "I just sometimes feel like you don't always enjoy it, like you don't love it." I'm not surprised she thinks this. If she's read any of my blog for a start, that … Continue reading The loveliest thing happened today…
https://youtu.be/Oi6Bu-b1FPU Okay so I missed Tunes Tuesday for the first time since starting a couple months back. I apologise. I just couldn't squeeze it in last week, and I have to admit I felt pretty blue about it. I was on four consecutive night shifts until Friday and then we had a lovely, social, slightly … Continue reading Worth the Wait Wednesday!
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.
Christmas 2020 School holidays suck for writing. I barely managed to scrape in the last Tunes Tuesday at the last minute by the skin of my teeth. Since then, it's been the lead up to Christmas, full time parenting, and then, of course Christmas, which was lovely and boozy and very pleasant. Christmas Day was … Continue reading On Cautious Optimism
This one needs some wine. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)- Billy Joel ❤ Email subscribers click on the title above to access my YouTube channel link ❤ https://youtu.be/YTPyPOl3LMQ At the end of a year such as this, marred by so much destruction, death and heartache as natural disasters rip through our lands and Covid-19 claims far … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes for My Mother, With Love