Quantifying the Hidden Cost of Menopause

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After just three months the number of women who have watched my Facebook Live films on reclaiming wellbeing at midlife has passed the one million mark. This confirms without doubt...

Men on Pause

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        Men on Pause   When I told my husband “I turned down five men today”, he looked at me sideways.  At first he thought I was…

No Need to Mourn the loss of yourself at #Menopause

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It’s a well kept secret that millions of women are feeling isolated and scared at the time of the perimenopause and perimenopause. There is an overwhelming consensus among them that…

Women are actually grieving the loss of themselves at midlife

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Five weeks ago I began an inadvertent journey which has turned out to be a most sobering experience, filling me with anger, frustration and concern. It’s not that I’ve made…

End of year newsletter & my two new Facebook groups

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I can hardly believe that it’s almost the end of another year.  This one has flown and been packed full of events I will personally never forget.  It’s ending on…

More Love, Less Fear

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  On the day when we wake up to discover that #Donald Trump won the presidential election in the USA and that #Marijuana is being legalised in multiple US States,…

Taking time out to trust

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Trust: believing in possibilities and good outcomes Trust is a small word but whether we trust, and who we choose to trust, has huge implications in our lives.  When we…

Reasons why I’ve been quiet…

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They say that life is what happens whilst you are making plans and in my case this year has proved that to be the case.  I was storming ahead writing…

David Cameron’s Legacy of Saving Young Lives #legalhighs

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  David Cameron’s role as Prime Minister will always heavily be associated with Great Britain leaving Europe. And whilst his critics, rightly or wrongly, have a field day as he…

A Victory On A Bitter Sweet Day

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The new Psychoactive Substance Act comes into force today making ‘legal highs’ illegal. Over 500 points of sale, including more than 350 Head shops, websites and other retail outlets will…

Forty Days of Joy and Sorrow

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It’s forty days until I marry the man of my dreams and my mum is dying from ovarian cancer. It feels like an emotional roller coaster as I lurch from…

Perimenopause Can Leave You Feeling Sexy and Wise

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When midlife mayhem descends it’s not uncommon to wake up in the morning feeling like you have been possessed by an alien. Life as you knew may seem to be…

Period Pain Perspective

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Our periods were not nicknamed the curse for nothing. They are often painful and many women live in dread of their monthly raging hormones. As our lives are longer, and…

Top Secrets To Beating Sugar Cravings Painlessly

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  What better justification than Easter to indulge in even more chocolate than usual. If you have been binging on chocolate eggs and bunnies and are now feeling guilty don’t…

Good Friday Colour The World Challenge

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30 Day Challenge to Colour the World with Love A good friend of mine wrote a very comprehensive summary in her blogyesterday of many of the current atrocities around the…

Is There Too Much On Your Plate?

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Recent government figures show that as a nation we are fatter than ever before and this means a good proportion of us are eating more than is good for our…

Healthy Fast Food | Weight Loss Without Dieting

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In the third part of Maryon Stewart’s series on weight loss, she discusses healthy fast food and junk food swaps that will aid your diet. When we talk about living…

3 Misconceptions About PMS And 5 Tips To Bust it

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WOMEN DON’T NEED TO SUFFER! It breaks my heart to think that PMS is still ruining the lives of women and their families all over the world, especially as I…

Misleading Menopause ‘Science’!

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Reading a new study on coffee consumption and osteoporosis made me shout ‘Oh Please’ out loud this morning and reminded me that not all science is equal. Don’t women at…

Are You A Slave To Your Cravings?

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No matter how many times you resolve to stick to a diet and not resort to your bad habits, if you suffer with food cravings it’s highly likely that they…