Health and Wellbeing

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Cancer – the roller coaster that may not kill you

I’ve heard someone describe a cancer diagnosis as like being on a roller coaster. Some days you are up, some days you are down,...
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On the age of reverse parenting

There’s a natural law in our world. We parent our children. We die before our children. Just a generation or two back our parents...
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My anxiety is not attention seeking behaviour (honest)

This post is powerful in its honesty and vulnerability on the topic of anxiety. Even those of us who do not suffer from the...
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Eating placenta and what to expect if you try

I had my first child in 1995 and don’t remember placenta being on the hospital menu then. I do remember wanting to eat my...
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Why vitamin supplements could kill you

For Linus Pauling, it all started to go wrong when he changed his breakfast routine. In 1964, at the age of 65, he started...
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Life after lust

Hand on heart, there was a time in my marriage when I wouldn’t have noticed if my vagina had fused over. (Yes, just like...
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The joy (and stigma) of sleeping apart

Grace's post speaks to all couples who have ever secretly wished they had their own bed or own room. (Yearning for a separate house may...
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On the 5th most common cancer

September 12th 2016 marks the start of Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. I’ve temporarily turned the border on my blog purple to show my support. Shame on...
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Reasons to be cheerful about my 40-year old body

When I originally decided to blog about my 40 year old body the title that came to mind was “Coming to terms with my 40...
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Going grey disgracefully

So quite some time ago I wrote that I had decided to abandon the dye and go grey gracefully. Well I got a bit bored...
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My battle with Thin=Happy

I had itchy eyes when I finished reading this post. Unlike Clare, I didn't begin my yoyo adventure with diets in childhood, but when...
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What Millennials Think ‘Old’ Looks Like

If you’re in your twenties, “old” might mean 40, 50 or 60 — but this video proves we should reconsider how we think about age. The folks...