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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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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Periods | What’s your problem?

Homeopathy, London, periods, hormones, PMS, endometriosis, migraine, infertility
This week I was chatting to a woman who told me she hadn’t had any periods for 3 months. She knew she wasn’t pregnant, so she wasn’t sure what was going on.

I asked if she was having trouble sleeping and she said that she lay awake for a couple of hours every night. She was quite surprised when I explained that the underlying cause of both things was probably stress.

Periods, stress and sleep are more connected than you might think.

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