• HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    EMETOPHIA. FEAR OF BEING SICK

    Nobody likes being sick do they? True. But as with most phobias, Emetophobia is far more than a dislike of vomiting, its fear that escalates to the point that has escalated so that affects Emily McEvoy in all sorts of ways.…

  • LOVE & MARRIAGE, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL, WORK & MONEY

    FINANCIAL ABUSE

    Domestic abuse can take many shapes, one that is often overlooked is financial abuse. It occurs as frequently as, and often comes hand in hand with, emotion and physical abuse. Here Kim Chambers, a Financial Abuse Specialist working in NatWest’s customer protection team shares insight into how this type of abuse manifests, signs of what to look out for and where to seek help for either yourself or a loved one who may be a victim:…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    MY PARTNER, CANNABIS & ME

    Regular readers will know that most often these lists are reflective: written as someone comes to terms with an aspects of their life. This one is different, the author (who wishes to remain anonymous) is in the thick of it, her partners use of cannabis is very much a 'now'.…

  • MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    CRY BABY

    Here's the thing. Baby's aren't always a bundle of joy. Actually, some of them can be the opposite. It may not often be spoken about but some babies are criers. And for their parents its testing emotionally and mentally. Not least because frequently nobody can say when exactly the torturous wailing will end, something Katie Beer experience firsthand with her first child.…

  • EMOTIONAL, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    I’M NOT THE NANNY AND OTHER ASSUMPTIONS

    As a white British Women I am increasingly aware of my own privilege, and rightly so. For many subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) racism is a day to day issue, whether that be the way you are greeted at the local playgroup or even the care you receive on the labour ward. Luisa Brown sheds light on the assumptions she has encountered.…