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

Dream Birth Company review #Gifted

*all imagery from The Dream Birth Company website // The Dream Dad Handbook* I first found The Dream Birth Company aaaages ago, listening to the Madeleine Shaw 'Get Your Glow Back' podcast where founder Clodagh was interviewed by Maddy about her amazing mindful birthing company. (This was last year, when we knew we'd be trying … Continue reading Dream Birth Company review #Gifted

New rituals & health habits | my morning wellness routine January 2020

So you may have seen on instagram I became a bit sporadic posting in early Jan this year, and then went offline for a few days with some health stuff. Nothing like something feeling wrong with your body to make you focus on taking care of yourself, right? I usually rely on my hardcore boxing … Continue reading New rituals & health habits | my morning wellness routine January 2020

Things not to say over the festive season |Food, Christmas & Body Image

Christmas is a time of year most people are crazily excited about... it often seems the only ones who aren't are those with family difficulties and those who have suffered a loss. But there's also a group that tries to stay unseen over Christmas and so gets overlooked: While often forgotten, people with eating disorders, … Continue reading Things not to say over the festive season |Food, Christmas & Body Image

Stress free wedding planning!

People tell you how stressful wedding planning is. How it has to be 'perfect'. How it's manic, how it's hard, how maybe you need to hire a planner, how you'll be surprised how quickly the fun of it wears off... Spoiler, I've been with Boy for nearly 14 years, engaged for 2.5 years (I think?!) and planning … Continue reading Stress free wedding planning!

The new wellness craze… spirituality?

Spirituality is slowly seeping more and more into the instagram wellbeing bubble - I've recently heard spiritual wellness coaches like Jody Shield speak at events alongside fitness and nutrition professionals, showing people that spirituality can combine with modern life and isn't just for hippies in a field dancing naked wearing hemp and sandals. Former 'fitness … Continue reading The new wellness craze… spirituality?

The end result of my vegan trial… (flexitarian-ism!)

So in this post I told you alllllll about how I had watched all these documentaries and for both environmental and ethical-animal-based reasons, I wanted to try being plant-based. I committed not to the full vegan lifestyle, but to being as plant-based as possible. It was amazing initially - read the original post for the … Continue reading The end result of my vegan trial… (flexitarian-ism!)

#8 Inspire Interview Series – REBECCA KING – Lawyer (Associate at one of the Biggest American Firms in London)

Sorry it's been a little while since the last Inspire Interview... today's is completely different to the careers we've spoken about before, which is why I love doing this series so much... there are so many amazing people doing cool jobs in all kinds of different industries, and talking to everyone about it is great … Continue reading #8 Inspire Interview Series – REBECCA KING – Lawyer (Associate at one of the Biggest American Firms in London)

Dealing with anxiety & stress over Christmas

Christmas is coming...! So everyone loves a bit of Christmas, right? Mulled wine, fairy lights, chocolate everywhere, epic roast dinners... but it also is the time of year where you're expected to see EVERYBODY before the New Year, party every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and then the day itself can be a political hotbed of family … Continue reading Dealing with anxiety & stress over Christmas

Staying Zen while spinning multiple plates! (Bust stress & anxiety for Autumn)

Everyone gets stressed and anxious, some more than others, but pretty much everyone can relate in some way! It's become such a 'thing' (people talk about being busy and stressed and anxious 24/7 these days!) that we're all looking for easy ways to de-stress all the time. While there aren't any magic solutions, there are some … Continue reading Staying Zen while spinning multiple plates! (Bust stress & anxiety for Autumn)