39 results for tag: stress


Six Ways to Help Period Pain

Menstrual pain is no joke, 40 – 70% of women of reproductive age experience some kind of pain, with 10% of women describing severe symptoms. That’s a lot of regular women with hot water bottles. In fact, there is no need for us to experience pain, it is not healthy or necessary. 1. Menstrual cycle awareness You know about pre-menstrual grumps I bet. OK maybe not grumps but it used to be full-on raging in my case. “Will you please stop breathing like that!!!”  But what if I was to suggest that your energy and internal weather changed all through your cycle?   Noting down your feelings and energy each day of your cycle ...

3 ways to ease shoulder pain

I must have massaged thousands of tight shoulders over the years, a classic sign of tension, the muscles get tight and can cause headaches and other kinds of misery too. In between your massage appointments, a little self-care will really help to ease shoulder pain. This video shows you simple things that you can do at home to create more ease and softness.   If you are interested in more easy exercises to bring more joy in your life, I have that covered too!

Is it just me or is it hot in here? How to manage hot flushes in menopause

You're about to do a big presentation, your outfit is awesome and you're totally up for doing what you have to do to clinch the deal. Just before you step up a creeping feeling of heat rolls up your body and face, and whoosh, your confidence is floored. Hot flushes are one of the most common menopause symptoms with 85% of women experiencing some form of temperature craziness in menopause. It varies from a warming up-drift to full-on sweats that require complete changes of clothes and/or bedclothes. Needless to say this can - Cause Insomnia Disrupt work Be socially embarrassing too Hot flushes are caused by the relative decrease in ...

23 Ways Menstruality Will Rock Your World

In its simplest form menstruality is the process of tracking your energy and feelings as you go through your menstrual cycle each month. Just the process of mindful observation can create amazing change. I'm just back from a 5-day immersion at the Women's Quest Apprenticeship where we've been delving deep into the process of cycle awareness, it was quite a process for a non-cycling woman! While I'm digesting my experiences, I thought I'd share these 23 ways that menstruality will rock your world.     You'll be your own guru No need to pay someone to tell you what to do, your body tells you what you need to heal.   Auto...

19 Gut Facts Every Woman Should Know

When was the last time you read a real page-turner? I’ve been lucky enough to find a fantastic book that I just could not put down. It wasn’t a romance or a thriller, this one is about guts, poo and bacteria and it is amazing. Giulia Enders ‘GUT, the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ’ is funny, engaging and beautifully written. Go get yourself a copy and it will change the way you eat. No time? No problem, I have mined the book for 19 of my favourite fascinating gut facts.   Warning, this article contains references to poo, burps and other stuff that may alarm you. BUT you may very well fall in love with your gut and ...

How often should I have a massage?

I once read that the divine Barbara Streisand flies her massage therapist everywhere with her, first class, so she never need risk her body in stranger’s hands. You can bet she'd be keen on getting her money's worth and have a massage every day. And she couldn't be blamed for requesting the odd bit of shoulder work in-between times too.   Those of us who are less well financially resourced can only dream of a massage twice a day. Instead we must look at how much time and money we have and plan with that in mind.    If you're well-resourced What does that mean? Here are some of the goodies you might be lucky enough to have ...

Download a Free Cycle Chart

You can now download a free cycle chart for you to learn your unique rhythm and develop your own self-care. It's designed to be suitable for women at all stages of life, with 32 spaces to accommodate the fluctuations of peri-menopause and cycle irregularities. So where ever you are in your journey, you can be the expert on you! DOWNLOAD THE CHART HERE Once you've downloaded the free cycle chart, print off a few copies and note the day you started your period on day 1. Add in the dates, I like to add the days of the week too, but it's not essential. Count forward until you get to today and note down the predominant emotion/feeling. There are ...

Womb Yoga

Womb Yoga is a nourishing combination of movement, gentle stretches and breath work that supports your well being whatever your time of the month or time of life. Womb or no womb, we all need to connect with our bodies and allow our internal nature to express itself. Women use this womanly movement to help to Develop kindness towards themselves Allow their natural wisdom to emerge Recover after having a baby Align their pelvises for optimum reproductive well being Calm jangles nervous systems Learn skills for managing menstrual issues Manage menopausal issues Strengthen the heart-womb connection Because Womb Yoga stems from ...

Love Your Belly Workshops

Commit to Kindness     Life is about to get so much easier...we are thrilled to launch our FREE programme to support your health, energy, sanity and creativity. So simple, just go to the Love Your Belly site and and add your name and email. If you think you haven't the time...this is perfect for you! And if you know a woman who might appreciate adding a dose of kindness in her life, please do share with her.     Love Your Menopause Wednesday 1st November - Watford Your 40's and 50's can be a time of total uncertainty and disruption; you are challenged to see through the brain fog and to step into your ...

A-Z of Massage – Hot Stone Massage

As the evenings get cooler and we long for summer to return, a hot stone massage is just the thing we need. Here's the low-down on hot stone from my A-Z of Massage series published in WellDoing.org