find a window and get stretching!
Do you have a window? If so, get stretching! Before we begin, do you have a window to stretch? Yes a window and I don't mean a ‘window in your diary’ by the way! I wonder have you had the chance to soak up the sun today or felt the breeze on your face ? […]
SAYING NO IS SAYING YES TO YOURSELF When we are exhausted our whole body feels like it wants to shout NO! We get tight and irritable. We might want to shut down and shut out the world. Sometimes saying no is saying yes to yourself! A yes that could simply mean yes to extra rest, to […]
maintaining control vs manufacturing time. like a leaf under water
MANUFACTURING TIME VS MAINTAINING CONTROL AT ALL COSTS Overwhelm? “Isn’t that something we should be able to control with our mind? Surely we should be able to override stressful feelings and maintain control at all costs. Stress is seen as a weakness that strong humans do not and WILL NOT succumb to. Getting on with things was […]
practical tips to manufacture time.
PRACTICAL TIPS TO TAKE TIME AND MANUFACTURE TIME  What to do when you feel overwhelmed? ( Notice any resistance or irritation and do it anyway, some of us just hate to be told what to do!) (Again dont push away the judgements the ‘this wont work’ thoughts, they are all old habits) (More thoughts might come, more […]
step into nature to manufacture time
What to do when you are feeling overwhelmed? When we are feeling overwhelmed don't we long to get out of the rut of time altogether? As humans, we aren’t built for a switched on lifestyle, endless bleeps, pings and deadlines. How would it be if we could actually manufacture time? You may be in your office or in […]
An adult hand holds a baby hand. Connection with your baby from early pregnancy is important.
It is never too early to connect with our little ones. They feel all we feel as they grow and develop in pregnancy. It is natures way to prepare them for the world. We are in the most intimate relationship way before we can see or hold them.  When parents discover how conscious babies are from conception onwards, […]
pregnancy, birth and pain relief can all be influenced by our own experience as babies
Is our own birth influencing our attitude to pain relief in pregnancy? When I work with mums to be or those trying to conceive I take time to explore their own birth story.  Our own entrance into the world can leave lasting impressions that set a tone or mood around birth. Do we have an inherent […]
When women come to see me post-natally for birth recovery sessions or to settle their baby, they often speak about how they felt out of control. “It all happened so quickly”, “ I felt afraid and had no choice but to do what I was told.” Common stressors include being left alone for periods of time, not […]
For many of us sweating, stretching and defining ourselves through exercise and sports is crucial for our emotional and mental well-being.   Jane Fonda coined the term ‘going for the burn’, to point to the release of endorphins, the after-glow, the feel good factor of a satisfying work-out.  When it comes to childbirth, there doesn't seem […]
In 1999, when I gave birth to my first child who was inconveniently posterior I pushed myself  through a 36hr labour with zealous determination. If anyone has ever experienced a posterior labour they will know that the pains are relentless, often not the kind that feel productive. From the outside looking in, I had the birth […]
Planning the birth you want
Planning for a safe, positive and powerful birth. Medical technology allows pregnancies to be more closely monitored than ever before. Although it brings parents reassurance and sometimes  identifies the need for essential lifesaving care, it also comes at a price. Screenings offer a certain kind of  knowledge, a knowledge that must,  I believe, be complemented  […]
Once we have actually become pregnant, (which may have been extremely challenging in itself), we tend to be eager to look outward to learn about our pregnancy, to know about how our baby is growing  and what to expect at every stage. Although it can be reassuring to look at apps and books and compare notes […]
For some of us it takes a lifetime to come to terms with our very first relationship. Our feelings about our mother can hold the key to our life outlook and habitual feelings. Through no fault of their own our mothers may not have been able to connect with us in a way that we […]
Do babies remember birth and why does it matter?
Birth is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of us and identifying our own Pre and perinatal imprints offers invaluable insights into our ways of being in the world. Parenting, that starts in the womb, is a unique opportunity to support the development of a caring and compassionate human being. A positive womb and birth experience is every baby’s birth.
( I can't get no..) Satisfaction
Although 'society' may tell us that doing it all alone and being super independent is the ideal, it is clear, especially in these times of Covid, that none of us are designed for social isolation.