Health & Wellbeing

Have You Had Your Smear?

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – #smearforsmear

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It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is a ruddy good job, because, had it not been, the letter from my Doctor prompting me to book my actual smear test, that arrived months ago and has been…

Alive and Unplugged

Detaching yourself from social media

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One of my earliest childhood memories is of pressing my ear against the pavement outside my parents’ house in an attempt to hear people on the other side of the world… Yes I was a strange…

Creating a Little Space for 2018

Making you time a priority

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I have always loved New Year. The New Year represents a clean slate, a fresh start, a whole 365 days ahead of possibilities. All the sins of 2017 forgiven and forgotten overnight! Every year since I can…

Why Don’t We Talk About Periods?

De-shaming the secret world of womanhood

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Share a bottle of wine with me, and it probably won’t be long before the conversation turns to my current favourite topic: periods. Mooncups, cramps, cervical mucus – nothing’s off limits here. Maybe it’s just me,…

How one moment changed my life forever

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 27

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I have thought long and hard over the past few months about writing and publishing my story. I flick-flack between wanting to make my story known, so that it can help someone else, to feeling ashamed…

Seven Days

Ditching bad habits for healthy routine

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Happy New Year to you lovelies! I’m so delighted to have you here, and so thrilled to be back writing for A Life Loved after a much needed festive-break, time spent seeing in the New Year…