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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

2009   Looking at the picture of me as a brand new mum, with my eldest as a one-day old newborn, emotion floods right back in, like an unexpectedly large wave.My eyes well up because I see that (obviously) inexperienced one day old mum with a teeny tiny brand new baby, and I remember her numbness alongside the love.I’m still not fully reconciled with the state of my mental health post birth. I never really worked out where I fell. I felt empty and robotic much of the time, but similarly I could find happiness and joy in things.I cried...

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#tbt One from the Archive: world mental health day, fear & stacey dooley

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#tbt One from the Archive: world mental health day, fear & stacey dooley

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Thursday 11th October 2018. We were approaching being back in the UK one year, and I was thinking about my own mental health) With yesterday being World Mental Health Day, the @socialmums #SocialMumsOct challenge topic being Fear and me watching @staceydooley’s Fashions Dirty Secrets, it seemed like this post should be a combination of all three.  Mental Health is something I’ve been learning more about over the past few years. It is indeed a strange beast, because everything on the surface seems to be more than OK. I truly lead a very privileged life, essentially...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Shamanth from Something Organic

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Shamanth from Something Organic

  On Friday 23rd of April Shamanth from Something Organic joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Shamanth and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). Who you are and what does your business do? Hi I am Shamanth Pereira Founder of Something Organic. At Something Co we inspire humankind to upgrade your daily essentials with sustainable alternatives that not only elevates your lifestyle but also reduces your impact on mother earth. How did you...

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#tbt One from the Archive: i could have danced all night… and still have begged for more.

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#tbt One from the Archive: i could have danced all night… and still have begged for more.

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 14th August 2013. I'd just spent a week attending the London Amateur Ballet Summer Intensive, and I was buzzing...) In the words of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night!I could have danced all night!And still have begged for more…. I could have spread my (swan) wingsAnd done a thousand thingsI’ve never done before. I’ll never know what made it so exciting.Why all at once my heart took flight. I only know when he (actually, they - the rest of the London Amateur Ballet Summer Intensive Company, that is) Began...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

On Friday 16th of April Cathy from Miller & Keane joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Cathy and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). Who you are and what does your business do?   I'm Cathy, mum of two and owner of Miller & Keane, a British luxury natural candle & home fragrance business.   It's a small, family run business born from both a love of candles and also a huge passion for high quality,...

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