What does your self-care look like?

I’ve talked before about how my own self-care is a bit less about posh shower gel and a bit more about trying not to eat an entire jar of Nutella at a single sitting. My perfect self-care scenario involves someone else looking after the children for a weekend, just so I could have prolonged uninterrupted conversations with Pete during daylight hours, maybe go out for lunch, and we could lie… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading The first few responses to the call for case studies for the self-care book. There’s still time if you’d like to be involved. Just note that I now have enough volunteers for the ‘sleep’ chapter, thanks, so please pick one of the others if they apply to you. In the next couple of weeks I’m especially looking for people who are… View Post

The self-care book: update

The work on my book The Seven Components of Self-Care continues. I am loving writing it and am excited (read: also mildly terrified) at the thought of getting it out there in the world. The book expands on the series of blog posts I wrote and includes tips and case studies and all the good stuff people said they wanted when they filled in my survey (more of that in a moment).… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading This excellent post on the Tories’ latest idiotic education pronouncment. Writing My book. (Eeeek.) Eating My own bodyweight in little Lindt chocolate rabbits. Watching Back in Time for Dinner. Such a a great programme about how society and technology and food have changed since 1950 and how they have all affected each other. If you’ve missed it, it’s definitely worth iPlayering.… View Post

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you’re able to find some time today for self-care, even if that means locking yourself in the bathroom with a handful of mini eggs and singing ‘Thine Be The Glory’ at full volume to drown out the sound of squabbling siblings. (Don’t say you’ve never been there.) Aaaaand… breathe. Here is Joanna’s Lego Easter. It was inspired by this video, currently doing the rounds on… View Post