My feelings about screens

homeopathy, screens, stress, smartphone, addiction, cortisol, calm

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 of 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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Simple things to enjoy

Homeopathy, London, east London, self-care
There’s something luxurious about the simple pleasure of a bank holiday weekend.

It’s always lovely to get away somewhere for a short break, but that’s not always possible or practical.

I’m not going anywhere this weekend but I don’t mind.

A long weekend at home can feel like a holiday too.

Having three whole days off is such a treat.

I’m trying not to do too much, but I know that if I don’t make a plan, the time could easily just slip away without me feeling I’ve made the most of it.

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