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  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER

    PMDD have you heard of it? Turns out it is PMS's evil twin. It stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and it effects 1 in 20 women and makes the days running up to their period some kind of living hell, reeking havoc with body and mind. Here Claire Walker shares her experience. …

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THE REALITY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES

    We have all heard of Diabetes, but do we really know what the condition involves? This list sheds light on common misconceptions, including understanding what the differences between type 1 and 2 are. A valuable and realistic account of her life with Type 1 Diabetes, by Rosie Red…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MUST READ

    MENOPAUSE: A CURSE & A PRIVILEDGE

    Until recent years, menopause was rarely discussed in mainstream media. Louise & Meg Matthews are committed to changing that and helping everyone (not just women!) understand the wide impact it has and in doing so offering support and reassuring. This list is a great example of how much there is to learn.…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, USEFUL

    ENDOMETRIOSIS. AGONISING & MISUNDERSTOOD

    Endometriosis is very common and it’s thought that 1 in 10 women. At worst it can be life limiting, at best it is life altering. In spite of this it is based represented and misunderstood. In a bid to change that this anonymous shares the reality of being an endo-sufferer.…

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THANKFUL FOR PND

    PND is brutal and something you wouldn't wish on any parent. The fact that it taints such a precious chapter of your life is just awful. However, in this reflective piece Jennie Frost concludes that in actual fact she is grateful to the lows her mental health has bought her, because it makes her better able to appreciate the highs.…

  • HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    WHY I BECAME A MIDWIFE (AND WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT)

    A midwife has the capacity to make a huge difference to one of the most significant moment in a woman's life and indeed the start of another life too. But what is labour like from the otherside? As the intro to her book says: "No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers… Welcome to the life of a midwife." Leah Hazard tells all about how she found herself 'catching baby's':…

  • BODY IMAGE, FUNNY, HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LIFE AS A DEAF PERSON.

    This list from @marthamonks on Life as a Deaf Person made me giggle on several occasions. The fact that 'drunk-signing' is a thing (course it is) made me delight. Apart from being frank, funny and all together fabulous. Martha's account of being Deaf Parents to Hearing kids also offers tons of insight into the nuances of the Deaf community.…