EFT

I’m so busy and overwhelmed I don’t have time….

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When I launched the pilot for Overcome the Overwhelm… I kept getting messages from my friends saying… “I’m loving what you’re doing and I’m so tempted myself… except I don’t have the time to commit”.   …. The great thing is… you only literally need 5 minutes a day to make a significant change to […]

EFT

The Overload.

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I’ve been supporting parents for almost the last 10 years both in a voluntary and private capacity.  What I witness so often with my clients, my peers and am aware of my own issues is the overload.   Here’s what I believe the overload to be… Plate spinning Balancing act  Juggling priorities  Keeping ‘on top’ of everything […]

EFT

Are you feeling like this?

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I’ve been working with an increasing number of women feeling really overwhelmed, frazzled and like they’re just not coping. They feel anxious, guilty, fed up, resentful, tired and just generally overloaded. In 2015 I discovered a quick (if not weird looking) tool to help me called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique – also known as tapping). […]

Birth

It’s all about connection

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I’ve been asked a few times what should you look for in a doula, what questions should you ask, what are you looking for when you hire a doula?   So here’s what you’re looking for – could you sit in a room with them and chat until 3am non-stop?  Do you trust them?  Will […]

Birth

Doulas are…..

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Doula Edinburgh Birth Support

Thoughts on doulas? What immediately springs to mind when someone talks to you about doulas?   I did a quick search on google… doulas are…. “stupid”, “annoying”, “useless”, “dangerous”, “unnecessary”, “idiots”, “dumb”…. do it… start typing “doulas are” and see what appears on your suggested list of search terms – there is nothing positive.   […]

EFT

Is it really ok to not be ok??

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It’s Maternal  Mental Health Week and as such, I’ve been seeing this slogan on an hourly basis – “It’s ok to NOT be ok” Really – is it really OK to not be OK? It took me some time to really understand what it was saying. I remember one of my friends (another warrior), point […]

Birth

How can I have a painless natural childbirth?

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  One of the main issues many women struggle with is the thought of a painful birth… probably no surprise really – who hasn’t seen one born every minute? It’s got to be one of the biggest fears. Yet for many women, what we actually hear is other things that were more painful than childbirth […]

Birth

Choosing a doula – where do I start?

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Doula Edinburgh

So your thinking about getting a doula? But have no idea where to start?   Read on… this post is for you….   Where to find a doula? Like all other services – here’s some ideas…. Word of mouth is a great place to start – ask your friends, ask on facebook/social media, maybe check […]