The first time I met my husband’s children- I almost vomited!!! The consequences of us not getting along were almost too huge to contemplate. In my mid 30’s, with no children of my own and having dedicated the majority of the previous ten years to perfecting the art of self-preservation, it was a decisive moment. If I disliked his children, or worse still, they hated me I knew without doubt that it would be the end of a new but promising relationship. Read our Step Parenting journey by Zoe Lightfoot! Continue reading
Managing family mealtimes can be stressful, but life becomes even more complicated when you throw in different dietary needs. My two-year-old daughter has been gluten-free since September 2017. The transformation has been amazing, both physically and mentally, but it’s been a steep learning curve. Continue reading
I must have been somewhere between 12 and 16. It’s quite a big gap, but my parents’ motivational techniques and their commitment to my academic success changed little within this time. I came home one afternoon clutching an ominous, mint green piece of card on which was printed my mid-term exam results. Continue reading
I wanted to see if there was anything awesome out there for kids and just as I was going to look it up I realised there was one place I would definitely find it. Under the bed! If you like the powerful works of Louise Hay and Dr Wayne Dyer you’ll want to check this out! Continue reading
There seems to be a huge spike in the rise of anxiety disorders, not just in adults but also in children and teenagers. Lately frequent references are made to gut bacteria in relation to anxiety. Berkshire Woman looks at the current popular literature and theories that explore this idea. Continue reading
The other day I bumped into someone I knew (not very well) during one of those kids’ events we go to whenever we know there is one. This woman was someone I admired for always looking good, behaving confidently and being happy. She did not seem like someone who will eat her toast in her pj’s in front of telly (as I do!) on Sunday morning without any make up, covered in her kid’s breakfast. She was just too perfect for that, and more so as she is actually very nice.
With the summer approaching fast and the beach holidays looming over our heads (and our bodies) take note of our in-house astrologer’s piece of advice for any future healthy diet plans. In fact, throw all the diets away and just get happy instead!
He announces: First of all, the shaman wants you to know, no one has ever died during the Temazcal ritual. This, you must remember.
Acupuncture has been part of traditional medicine in China for 3000 years. It is very different from Western medicine because it is based on the history, philosophy and sociology of the individual, developing a unique understanding of the function of the body. Continue reading