Was your contraceptives education as biased as mine?

Was your contraceptives education as biased as mine?

When I was a hippy extremist...

I felt that everything in my life should be natural. My contraceptive choice was the last thing on that to-do list. If I'm honest, it didn't even occur to me. I always thought contraception either works or doesn't so taking the pill was the only option because it was the one that worked. At least, that's what I'd been told. 

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Is Christmas the most stressful time of the year?

Is Christmas the most stressful time of the year?

Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but for most of us it's arguably the most stressful. For weeks before hand we desperately cram our work in so we can buy ourselves time off. We rush about the shops..

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Podcast E24 Shepherd's purse

Podcast E24 Shepherd's purse

Sarah Smith is an old friend of mine. She qualified from Lincoln University just a couple years after me. Since then she's gone on to qualify in massage, and as a doula. I have to say, Sarah gives the best deep tissue massage I've ever had! 

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Bleeding on the Full Moon

Bleeding on the Full Moon

Today is the first day of my cycle, I'm bleeding, and it's full moon. 

Although I don't find the moon makes me feel perceptibly different, I know some people do. The full moon has an erratic energy to it. It makes us feel energised, passionate, perhaps even hysterical.

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Herbs for Depression

Herbs for Depression

Last winter I had a touch of depression. I didn't realise at the time though because it came out in the form of social anxiety attacks. The thought of going out and socialising, or even going busy places with lots of strangers (e.g.  London) was all a bit much for me. Life circumstances have changed and that has all passed now but not without a fair bit of fight. 

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