13 results for tag: tips


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 ...

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 ...

A Happier, Healthier You!

If you are interested in being happier and healthier, and are looking for practical solutions check out the WellDoing guide to your mind and body. I contributed a chapter on how to love your belly, but you can also find out how to... ...start the day ...stop feeling stuck ...have a healthier relationship with technology ...improve your mood with food ...use exercise for wellbeing ...find a job you love ...be a better listener ...build inner strength ...forgive ...banish negative self-talk ...self-soothe ...cope with social anxiety ...manage loneliness ...become more intuitive ...help each other out ...end the day ...overcome insomni...

Walking in a winter wonderland or freezing cold in the Tesco queue?

Winter health for the stone age woman Everything in our culture urges us to be more productive, more of the time. Even our relaxation is ‘activitized’ (I made that word up, but someone, somewhere is probably using it seriously). Instead of day dreaming or drifting or reading we rush to a spa day or go cart racing or a winter 'activity', all of which fuels the commercial agenda. However it ignores the fact that we are basically stone age beings lost in a modern age.   When we resist living in sync with our natural daily, monthly or seasonal rhythms it has a detrimental effect on us for example Shift workers are far more likely ...

Four things you need if you’re a woman over 40

If I say menopause you think….what? Hot flushes, raddled raging, grey-ness, dryness, invisibility perhaps? A whiff of the ridiculous, of unmentionable 'women's troubles'?   The mainstream view of a woman over 40 is not a pretty one, but last month I was offered an alternative view; of menopause being a process of women shedding their skins and emerging from ill-fitting obligations with clarity, to serve their calling in the world as senior authorities. Alexandra Pope, the doyenne of menstrual awareness, takes the same feminist clarity she uses with the menstrual cycle to apply it to menopause.   If you've not encounte...

How to Massage Your Belly

Self-help abdominal massage is a free tool that will help you to support your well-being in a wonderfully gentle way. You can learn how to massage your belly from these easy to understand instructions. If you want to watch the video to see how to do it, then click here to find the page.

Massage your way to hormonal health

Would you like to manage your monthly cycle with poise? Do you dream of  a life where you can cope with challenges even when your period is due? This exclusive video will show you an easy massage routine that can dramatically change your hormonal health for the better. Massaging your belly for five minutes a day, just before you go to bed can have an amazing impact on - PMT period pains heavy bleeding hot flushes irregular bleeds bloating emotional issues connected with your belly and uterus digestive issues and IBS Regular massage can also benefit women who are interested in maximising their reproductive health ...

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Work Life Balance

The sweetness and drama of babyhood and toddler life is so fleeting, it’s no surprise that many mums decide to set up a business from home as a way of getting more of what they want. Once the immediate fog of postnatal life has lifted, the reality of returning to the rigidity of 9-5 office life is often no longer appealing. Part time work that is both interesting and flexible is hard to find and usually poorly paid; not everyone wants to work in a school! The cost of quality childcare is so high that it can make returning to work a far from profitable option, unless you have a devoted Grandma with time and energy on her hands. There are many ...

Stay Cool this Christmas with Festive Stress Busters

Easy things you can do to give yourself a little piece of peace this Christmas.   Christmas can be a stressful time and this year even more so, the challenges of employment along with worry about our future made 77% of respondents in a festive survey say they were planning to spend less on Christmas this year than in 2012.   Women seem to carry the most of the burden to find the right presents, manage difficult relations and the inevitable tensions that arise when families get together. It’s not just the presents, how about fitting in the carol services, hospitality and parties all accomplished looking beautiful in the perfect ...

Top Tips For After The Birth

How long can you claim to be postnatal? While celebrities appear to ping back to their pre-pregnancy bodies and schedules in a few weeks, in the real world it takes a little longer. You could argue it takes the rest of your life; the change that having a child brings is  so monumental  you are never the same person again. In the months after the birth, women can be in an emotionally depleted, hormonal whirlwind with all the attention focused on the little one. Consequently the mother’s needs are often overlooked , the process of coming back into yourself is rushed or ignored. Without a bump to flag your special condition, it seems the care and ...