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.
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
https://youtu.be/-bl5BsCDmDI Well it's Tunes Tuesday, a way for me honour my second favourite creative endeavour, singing, (writing is no. 1) and share what casual creative expression can look like in a suburban setting. It's not flashy, but it's real. If it encourages even one viewer to honour their own neglected creative soul, it will be … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday- From Silly to Serene
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!
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
Phemie, 2 and a half, the day I came home from hospital with Reina- 2014 Half an hour before bedtime the other day, 2 days before grade 3 would end forever, Phemie decided she had to make cards for everyone in her class. Classic Phemie. Is it a universal law that all children remember something … Continue reading “You’ve been kind around your mistakes.”