My feelings about screens

Screens selfie

I was at my hormonal wisdom workshop this week and one of the things I spoke about was screens and stress.

Screens are part of the landscape now, whether we like it or not. And mostly, we like it.

My husband and son went to stay with his father for a couple of nights this week. I received a late night message:

‘Dad’s stopped paying the bill, so there’s no wifi.’

He wasn’t happy but it wasn’t the end of the world; he still had his phone and a 4G connection.

My daughter’s phone battery life is limited so until she can afford a new phone she goes everywhere with an additional battery pack.

I take my phone to the park so I can take photos on my dog walk.

Does this sound familiar?

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Successful pregnancy after miscarriage

Me and Eva age 10 months

There isn’t a day goes by without me feeling lucky to be a mum.

It’s almost 19 years since my daughter Eva was born. This is my favourite portrait of us from when she was a baby.

It was taken on October 28th, 1999 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

October 15th is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss and Awareness Day.

This is what I wrote on my Facebook profile to mark that day.

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Festival Reflections

Festival homeopathy Festivals are something that are part of summer for me. Midsummer festivals especially.

As humans we are naturally connected to the sun and the seasons and it’s lovely to celebrate that.

Gathering in a special place, dressing up and enjoying good food and drink, with music, dancing and bonfires.

These are all traditions that go back to ancient times.

My week at Glastonbury Festival gave me a chance to step back from everyday life, and while it is nearly a week since I came home, it’s still with me. This morning I’m taking some time to reflect, and I have some thoughts I want to share with you.

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