Managing the Menopause and Breaking the Workplace Stigma: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 10)

We aren’t asking for Chris Hemsworth to stand next to our desks waving a fan and gently mopping our sweaty faces (might mention that to my manager, though).  Us women are going through a temporary, natural process and all employers need to do is offer support and make us feel valued.

Making the Menopause a More Positive Experience: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 9)

Maybe we are looking at this phase in our lives from completely the wrong angle. Is it possible to change the way we look at ‘the change’? Is there some middle ground in between blissful ignorance and menopausal guru where we can find a happy balance, embrace ‘the change’ and make menopause a positive experience?

Dear Me: The advice I’d give to the girl I used to be

Have you ever thought about what advice you would give yourself if you could travel back in time? Would you try and right any wrongs? Maybe you would influence a few dodgy decisions? Just think … you could change history and reengineer your first kiss, your failed driving test or education choices. OK, so weContinue reading “Dear Me: The advice I’d give to the girl I used to be”

Struggling to do the right thing? How to cope when life goes wrong

Is it ever right to do the wrong thing? Maybe the question you should be asking yourself is “are you doing something right, or are you doing the right thing”? Confused? Let us explain. You could be struggling to complete a task: are you struggling because you are doing it wrong? For example, are youContinue reading “Struggling to do the right thing? How to cope when life goes wrong”

Maiden, Mother, Crone? Womanhood in the Modern World

In today’s blog we’re going to look at the idea of the ‘Triple Goddess’ archetype of ‘Mother, Maiden and Crone’ as represented in mythology and in certain Pagan and Spiritual traditions. Generally interpreted as being based around the phases of the moon and the female reproductive cycle, how relevant is this archetype today and is it truly representative of a woman’s journey through life in today’s world? Buckle up, we’re going to go a bit feminist on you as we explore each stage, whilst offering you some health and wellbeing tips at the same time.

The Power of Positivity (Thank you Dolly Parton)

Thinking positively changes your mindset and the way that you interact with the world around you. By looking at the world in a positive light, you’re much more likely to feel happy and motivated, attracting positive people and experiences. Join us on the journey to adopting a positive mindset!

Midlife Motivation and Perimenopausal Pandemonium: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 8)

I slept in until 10am, was in my dressing gown until midday and appear to have lost 2 hours in some kind of fog. I’m exhausted and mourn the loss of energy I used to enjoy and take for granted. My get up and go I had in my 20s and 30s has got up and gone.

The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?

We all know the saying “friends are the family you choose”, and I’m very choosy when it comes to friends. I don’t mean acquaintances that we collect through our lives … I mean the people who see the real us. The puffy-faced, snot-encrusted, unwashed-hair, still-in-our-pyjamas-at-2pm-on-a-Saturday us. My friends list now is a little different toContinue reading “The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?”

How to Cope with Post-Lockdown Anxiety

Much like the majority of the UK workforce, we’ve spent the last 18 months at home, struggling with email, video calling and trying to disguise the amount of empty bottles in our recycling from the bin men. We’ve been bombarded by news reports about the pandemic, highlighting the dangerous and contagious nature of COVID-19 andContinue reading “How to Cope with Post-Lockdown Anxiety”