wellbeing

The trials of premature menopause

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‘Are you … um … are you okay?’ my gyno asked me hesitantly as she eyed me over. I think she expected me to have some sort of emotional breakdown. ‘Some women take the news … well, it can be upsetting,’ she trailed off. I smiled and shrugged my shoulders…

What to do after a girls’ only holiday

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So, you’ve left your family behind with your children presumably in the care of your partner (though my husband has outsourced this to grandparents on occasion) while you indulge yourself in some sans-children living. Where going to the toilet happens by yourself. Where you can use your phone freely without…

The Guide to Finding Yourself Again

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There is a generation of women who feel as if they are coming last in every aspect of their lives. Their days are filled with the heaviness of looking after everyone else. The concept of self-care or ‘me time’ feels like a cruel luxury only celebrities and the Instagram It-Girls…

Schkinny Maninny review

Schkinny Maninny review

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There are many reasons why people want to detox – a heavy weekend of bingeing, preparation for catwalk week (ahem), resetting of the body and so on. We are all subject to chemicals and toxins every day. A good detox gives our body the chance to have a break from…

Inconvenience is not a problem

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One of my concerns about raising a child in a first world country is that she grows up with very little understanding for those who are not as blessed as she is. We’ve all seen these types of kids – entitled and expecting to have things handed to them. They…

Supercharged Food for Kids review

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Having a hard time giving your kids healthy meals they will like? Welcome to the club. Bestselling wellness author, Lee Holmes, has turned her attention to creating nutrition-packed meals for kids. Her book Supercharged Food for Kids is Lee’s mission to change the way children eat so we can build…

That thyroid problem

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Tired? Gaining weight when you used to be slim? Depressed? It might be a thyroid problem. Yes, that thyroid problem. You probably know someone who has a form of thyroid problem or two. You probably have it yourself but you just don’t know it yet. Her Collective talked to Lucy…