Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

I can’t think now how I came to discover parenting without punishment specifically - I think it must have been something I naturally discovered having got really into the neuroscience and psychology of child development during pregnancy, and once you know how that works there’s no going back. One tricky side effect of that research … Continue reading Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

Online antenatal course – The Maternity Collective

I just thought I'd pop on here and do a quick review of a course I found really useful in my prep for getting our beautiful baby born this October, however that ends up happening (!) be it vaginal delivery or out of the sun roof 🙂 This is not sponsored, nor was it gifted … Continue reading Online antenatal course – The Maternity Collective

10 simple ways be kinder to the planet – Eco-Fitness & Sustainability

Sustainability and eco-friendly everything have finally started becoming part of mainstream conversation, probably with many thanks to social media and influencers promoting these topics. Some people have come under fire for this (I've seen a well known fitness blogger get attacked for suddenly becoming a sustainability activist!) but I don't really understand why - making … Continue reading 10 simple ways be kinder to the planet – Eco-Fitness & Sustainability

4 simple tips: become more CONFIDENT

Anytime I see posts and articles about this I find it SO INTERESTING because I feel like we all get insecure sometimes and want to be a little more confident. I'm a super shy person. Always have been. But I am less painfully shy than I used to be, to the point where now often … Continue reading 4 simple tips: become more CONFIDENT

The Carnivore Diet Dangers, Anecdotal Evidence & Trolling

So those of you who orbit in the instagram fitness/nutrition universe along with me may have noted the recent controversy surrounding 'The Carnivore Diet'. Yup, that's right, a diet advocating essentially only eating meat (and possibly eggs). Now you don't need to be a genius to work out that ANY DIET advocating extremes of ONLY … Continue reading The Carnivore Diet Dangers, Anecdotal Evidence & Trolling

#4 Inspire Interview Series – FLORA BEVERLEY – SCIENCE MEDIA & PR for Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists & FITNESS INFLUENCER

Welcome back to the fourth installment in the Inspire Interview Series! This installment has the longest title EVER but I didn't want to short-sell the formidable multi-talent of today's interviewee...! It's been so exciting to talk to a range of amazing people who are all doing incredible work in varied fields... and naturally a running … Continue reading #4 Inspire Interview Series – FLORA BEVERLEY – SCIENCE MEDIA & PR for Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists & FITNESS INFLUENCER

My Ayurveda experience

Me... trying Ayurveda?! It's true! So I mentioned on instagram recently I've been experimenting with Ayurveda. This may or may not come as a surprise to people who know me - I like to think of myself as a healthily open-minded sceptic - I treat all ideas critically, in a balanced way, and am open … Continue reading My Ayurveda experience

Clean eating: the good, the bad & the ‘dirty’?

Clean eating is something which has come under fire over the last year or so in wellness circles, and has more recently drawn attention from the wider public, originally picked up by Tatler (who published a report on the 'trend' sweeping society schools) and also reported in this Daily Mail article on clean eating in boarding schools. Diet … Continue reading Clean eating: the good, the bad & the ‘dirty’?

An apology

Something has been on my mind over the last few months, and exams and various things have meant it's taken me FOREVER to get around writing this. But over the last year or so, I've MASSIVELY re-educated myself about nutrition, about self-care, about the science of health and looking after ourselves. I'm so excited that … Continue reading An apology