The Sobering Truth about Alcohol and Breast Cancer

The Sobering Truth about Alcohol and Breast Cancer

I started researching this post for International Women’s Day and uncovered some staggering facts. I knew alcohol raised the risk of breast cancer, but I didn’t know that even two drinks a day increased risk significantly. Recent large studies revealed some sobering facts about alcohol 

Musings on (Working) Motherhood: What if you were grateful for every single day?

Musings on (Working) Motherhood: What if you were grateful for every single day?

I’ve been a GP for 10 years now and have listened to thousands of patients tell me their stories. One thing that strikes me is the human ability to find the worst in every situation, no matter what. What a pity! In the First World, 

The only choice we have control over

The only choice we have control over

Many have responded to my post on stay-at-home and working mothers to point out that, for many women, it is not a choice to stay or go. Some must return to work for financial reasons, or perhaps cannot return to work because the costs of 

A core-strengthening workout for runners, mummy style

A core-strengthening workout for runners, mummy style

It’s wonderful to work out in front of our children, isn’t it? Setting a good example for health and all? Oh who am I kidding, the truth is my three-year-old is all over me like a rash whenever I start to do anything that remotely 

Musings on (Working) Motherhood: what if time was like food ?

Musings on (Working) Motherhood: what if time was like food ?

Week 4 First week of being (almost) full-time has felt like a military exercise at times. Every minute is accounted for and scheduled on a calendar, especially because I am training for my 15k race. I feel like I am forever keeping track of the 

How to develop an Exercise and Fitness Mindset

How to develop an Exercise and Fitness Mindset

I can’t live without running now but I wasn’t always a runner. Exercise would fill me with a sort of dread, a sense of having to battle through an unpleasant experience. One day I was coming home on the tram and thinking “Oh god I 

I was a Work-At-Home Mum too

I was a Work-At-Home Mum too

I am overwhelmed by the reaction to my simple blog post on being “Stay-At-Home Mums” and “Working Mums”. It was highly personal and yet resonated with over half a million men and women around the world. In the most part, you’ve reaffirmed my faith in 

A Letter from a Working Mother to a Stay-At-Home Mother, and vice versa

A Letter from a Working Mother to a Stay-At-Home Mother, and vice versa

Dear Stay-At-Home Mum Some people have been questioning what you do at home all day. I know what you do. I know because I’m a mum and for a while I did it too.  I know you do unpaid work, often thankless work, which starts 

Musings on (Working) Motherhood: What if you had a big enough Why?

Musings on (Working) Motherhood: What if you had a big enough Why?

Last week I was back at work and study for half of the week. The insights I’ve gained over the past few weeks have helped me through the week immensely. Work and family and housework no longer feel like a juggle. I am learning to 

Five ways the Year of the Horse will inspire you to have a healthy and happy New Year

Five ways the Year of the Horse will inspire you to have a healthy and happy New Year

A very Happy Lunar New Year to all punters! What a fantastic opportunity to think and plan for the coming year, with inspiration from the Chinese zodiac animal that is the star over the next twelve months. Here are five ways to draw inspiration from