Yoga Nidra

This week I had a bit of an epiphany while cooking dinner, as you do.  I don't know whether I can really call it that, but it was definitely a moment of clarity.  Before I get to the epiphany, I will back track a little. After I finished university, I went backpacking to Australia to make full use of my opportunity of a one year working/holiday visa.  While there, as fate … [Read more...]

Honoring the need to stop and bleed

As women, why do we find it so difficult to stop and take time for ourselves on the first day of our bleed?  I have been reflecting on this question, which has been spurred on by re-reading parts of the Code Red book by Lisa Lister.  You've heard me mention this book before on my recent post on using cotton menstrual pads and I will be sharing many more blog posts on the gems … [Read more...]

The Desire Map – Book Review

I have millions of books that I want to review on this blog, so the choice of where to begin hasn't been easy.  With the energy of the start of a new academic year and updating my calendar with important school dates, I have found myself reflecting on the goals and aspiration that I want to achieve over the next 10 months and a book review on The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte … [Read more...]

Cotton menstrual pads – a step towards pain free periods

If you're anything like me, you've been plagued by really heavy and painful periods since the very first one.  I grew up feeling that periods were a curse that simply had to be endured by women and something that I had to learn to live with.  I faced at least 24-48 hours of pain killers each month to get through it. By my mid 20s, the pain had increased to such an extent … [Read more...]

Mummy time out

I flew to Vegas on my own a couple of weeks ago to attend the WPPI photography convention.  It’s the second time that I have left my daughter, who is three, on her own with her father while I fly internationally to indulge in one of my passions.  It’s something that I’m deeply grateful to be able to do as I benefit from these experiences beyond words. I think every mother … [Read more...]