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Why EFT is my superpower

What I loooove the most is helping and supporting women emotionally. I have been doing this officially since 2011, but really since I was a teenager, always helping my friends, with practical advice as well as emotional support.When I did Suzy Ashworth's...

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Are you an empath?

I am an empath, and I bet you are too. As a friend, it is our superpower. We know how our friends are feeling and we can support them in ways no one else can. As a mother, it is our superpower. We know how our babies, toddlers and children are feeling at...

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Poems and fears

After spending many minutes on and off yesterday wondering where I would go in Oxford today to do some work while the girls are at an art & craft workshop, as always the perfect solution offered itself to me – work where they are 🙂   There is wifi,...

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It doesn’t have to be dramatic to be traumatic

I am astounded by the number of women who come to me thinking that what happened to them when they were little/young is not traumatic and cannot be considered traumatic, and so they have brushed it under the carpet and kept it 'safe' under...

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Creativity and your cycle

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and start having tons of great ideas and think 'I could actually get up and write – it's so peaceful, I have so many ideas...' but then perhaps think: 1) it might wake up my hubby/partner/children/neighbours...

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What I love about you…

Do you know what I love about you? That I don't even need to explain to you what I do. My 'job title' – my 'passion title' – says it all to the kind of client I want to work with – YOU. You know what a birth doula is, so you have a very clear picture of...

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Gong bath

Thursday night.   Gong bath.   Full moon.   Day 1 of my cycle.   All in perfect synchronisation to release and let go of what no longer serves me.   Do you have a ritual around the full moon and new moon?   Have you ever attended a gong bath?   It is THE...

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The anchoring series – olfactory anchors

THE ANCHORING SERIES 1. Olfactory anchors (smell) This is the first of five posts that will help you create a routine in your writing and the environment for your writing. Anchoring means associating something that you can detect with one of your senses...

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Green tree

Today, a poem inspired by my local park and my clients 🙂 GREEN TREE You are the green tree Growing Blossoming Flourishing Stronger and stronger. But the time has come To let go. The old leaves, Your old ideas, The surplus of activity, Need to be removed....

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Life is just a series of days

Life is only a series of days. Like these flowers. One flower after another. How come I'm only discovering this at the grand old age of 41?! It hit me hard the other day. My husband said he was hoping to retire at the age of 55. Or at least he wanted to...

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Gratitude vs anger and frustration

'I'm all for a Serene Motherhood', I hear you say, 'but what do you do when you feel angry or frustrated?' Here's my tip of the day. Go for a walk and fill yourself up with: The wind in your face. The sun on your face and body. Fresh air by breathing deeply and slowly...

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Blue Moon, Full Moon

Yes, it is this time of the month - and it's happening TWICE in 31 days! I'm talking about Saturday's Full Moon being a Blue Moon - i.e. the second time we have a Full Moon in a month. Nope, nothing to do with its colour or our Blue Planet 😉 Our next Full Moon...

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I wanted to be an astronaut and go the Moon

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an astronaut and go to the Moon. Now, at the grand old age of 41, I do what's closest to this - I celebrate the Moon and its power every month, in a circle of beautiful, unique, powerful women. And this morning on my walk, the...

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PTSD and parenting – research

Guest blog post by Hope Christie Everything I do is to either avoid trauma in the first place or resolve it. So when Hope contacted me to ask if I would be willing to help her spread the word about her research, I was delighted. Please feel free to share far and...

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International Maternal Mental Health Day

Today is International Maternal Mental Health Day. Maternal mental health is a subject very close to my heart. I help prevent birth trauma, maternal anxiety and depression by providing a full antenatal course about preparing for the rest of your pregnancy, your labour...

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My spiritual journey started in a sweat lodge

Today it struck me that I have gone full circle - but only to move forward, to rise even higher. Five years ago pretty much to the day, I went on a women's retreat and it's days like today that I realise how much it has shaped my life as a woman, as a mother, as a...

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Enjoy the journey!

On Sunday, we went for a walk in the woods near Nettlebed, in search of bluebells. We walked and we walked. There were a few here and there, but not quite open. We were disappointed that we were just one week too early. Next week, they would have been amazing. We...

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I wasn’t right

I come from a long line of perfectionists, on both sides of my family. A gift and a curse. It seems that perfectionism is transmitted through our behaviour but also our genes. I know that my parents tried and did their best, and did what they thought was best for them...

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Five similarities between shaving yours legs and dieting

1. The more you shave, the more your hairs grow (thicker, wilder, darker). The more you diet, the more the fat around your body grows (sadly, not your muscles). 2. If you had never started, your hairs and your fat levels would be as Nature intended, you wouldn’t have...

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Single-tasking and mindfulness

Have you noticed how stressful multi-tasking can get? We think we're being productive, but really we're not. In the long term we're not. We get stressed, tired, maybe even exhausted, fuzzy-brained, mushy-brained, therefore unproductive. It is time to stop kidding...

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