The Handmaid’s Tale – What’s your worth?

All these times my worth was tied to a number. As a child, what grade did you have? It's less than so and so. How tall are you? You are taller than me. As a teenager, encouraged to step on the scale as often as possible and keep my weight under control. As an adult, … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – What’s your worth?

How affordable is healthy skincare ?

I love to use natural skincare and have done so for many years. It is good for you (no exposure to chemicals), smells lovely, and it just does the job so well. Over the years my biggest obstacle has been the cost of using these amazing products. From the brands' point of view, Organic certification … Continue reading How affordable is healthy skincare ?

Lip balms are my secret weapon

Clockwise, from the top left: Revlon lip butter in Fig Jam, Benecos lipstick in Toffee, Burts Bees lip shimmer in Fig, Burts Bees lip crayon in Redwood Forest. I do get really excited about this A good lip product to me is the equivalent of a stress ball. A secret weapon I can carry around … Continue reading Lip balms are my secret weapon

Breastfeeding

My thoughts and personal experience of breastfeeding, two articles I wrote for La Leche League and the Positive Birth Movement. And a back-of-the-head photo of Alexandra that I really love. Four weeks old and she had just managed to feed with a nipple shield. https://www.laleche.org.uk/when-something-just-isnt-right/ http://grantmethod.wixsite.com/pbmaberdeen/single-post/2017/05/09/My-empowering-breastfeeding-story?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffera1e2f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

Of grief, loss and letting go…

This summer I finished reading The Year of The Rat by Clare Furniss and what a raw, vivid depiction of grief, loss and letting go. Pearl is 16 when her mum Stella dies from undiagnosed pre-eclampsia. There is no goodbye, no time to adjust, but there is a tiny premature baby in an incubator. Pearl … Continue reading Of grief, loss and letting go…

What my family experienced during World War II. And why it matters today

So today as I started mulling over the events in the world and an ever disunited Europe I realised that my French family story is more than ever relevant and felt compelled to write and share. Feel free to share "I start thinking of all the ways we are told, from a very early age, … Continue reading What my family experienced during World War II. And why it matters today