Reflections on Baby Loss Awareness Week

Today marks the final day of the 2016 Baby Loss Awareness Week. It has been an emotionally gruelling, yet very positive week. The pinnacle of the week for me was the invitation to reception of the the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss, as the guest of Bliss Chief Executive Caroline Davey. The Group’s […] Read more…

Why Baby Loss Awareness Week Matters

Today marks the start of the 2016 baby loss awareness week. With awareness events for pretty much everything these days, it is easy to get a bit of ‘awareness fatigue’, and you might wonder why it is needed. This video that I posted on Facebook Live this morning explains why baby loss awareness week is […] Read more…

Stories That Dismay As Well As Inspire

At yesterday’s Women’s Voices conference among the many interesting speakers there was one phrase in particular that stood out. Stories that dismay as well as inspire. This quote is by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, from her book with a title that will no doubt be familiar: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History. During the Q&A I […] Read more…

A New Job!

I am delighted to announce I have a new job! As of Monday (October 3) I’ll be Communications and Social Media Manager at NHS Horizons, which is currently part of NHS England. The Horizons Group aims to support staff in health and care to think differently about how we do things, to lead to better […] Read more…

I Completed The 2016 FitBrit Challenge

A few months ago if you had told me I would have participated – voluntarily – in an challenge that involved multiple exercises back-to-back, I would have laughed. But last Saturday that is exactly what I found myself doing when I took part in the Fitness First FitBrit challenge. I’ve talked before about my life-long […] Read more…

EMDR Therapy, Survived

The cupboard door was opened. All of the contents, stuffed in the cupboard haphazardly and the door forced shut, tumbled on top of me. I felt suffocated, paralysed. But I emerged. I survived EMDR therapy. I survived EMDR therapy when at one point I thought it was making my symptoms worse, and that it was […] Read more…

Everyday Jewellery Stars

I wear a modest amount of jewellery most days – earrings, watch, a couple of rings, necklace, a couple of bracelets. Most of the items I wear daily have a special significance for me. For example, a pair of earrings I wear every day are in the shape of a star; one of the rings […] Read more…

What I Learned From The 22 Day Press Ups Challenge

I recently completed the 22 press ups for 22 days challenge – you’ve probably seen the challenge doing the rounds on Facebook. The concept behind the challenge is to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst combat veterans – tragically in the US 22 veterans take their lives every day. PTSD doesn’t only affect people […] Read more…

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