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Waiting (or ’embracing timelessness’)

Waiting (or ’embracing timelessness’)

I used to love deadlines: found them energising, and focus-giving. I’d make up all kinds of deadlines for myself and stick to them religiously. Not any more! I was thinking about this while I waited for a haircut in a place you don’t make appointments,…

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Finally vaginally

Finally vaginally

What a great birth! I almost didn’t believe they existed, so elusive as the natural, drug free, vaginal delivery been (this is my third birth: no1=induction, no2=planned C section). I mean, it wasn’t orgasmic, but it was pretty brilliant (in between contractions at leastand the…

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How to know yourself without having any answers

How to know yourself without having any answers

I frequently hear myself jabbering on about ‘inner wisdom’. I’m more and more convinced it’s a real sense. How do you reach it? When decision-making is an agonising tangle What university should I go to? Should I take history or psychology for my humanities subject…

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My favourite illustrated children’s book

My favourite illustrated children’s book

I can’t get enough of The Paper Dolls,written by the eponymous Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Rebecca Cobb is such a brilliant artist. I wish I could draw people and faces like that! I’m inspired to try to copy her pictures! It’s harder…

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Toddler bedtime hell: Uh-oh for the summer nights

Toddler bedtime hell: Uh-oh for the summer nights

It’s happening again, the same as last year. We thought we’d sussed it, and now it’s back: Bedtime hell. And I can’t believe it, I thought we’d learned some tricks. You have these battles too? What can you do about it?  After a four-month stint…

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How to say ‘yes’ to being here

How to say ‘yes’ to being here

Nine months ago today, Scottish people voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question ‘should Scotland be an independent country?’. Mindfulness workshop leader and philosophy enthusiast Philip Cowell draws a parallel between Mindfulness and referendums of independence, since accepting to be here, and deciding to be…

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There is no such thing as writer’s block

There is no such thing as writer’s block

Mindfulness-and-writing-yoga teacher Philip Cowell reminds us that as long as you have a pen in your hand, you have something to write home about, and gives five exercises to make mindful words Philip Cowell writes: I’m in a writing workshop for people who have a…

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Lose weight without dieting: three books you need to read

Lose weight without dieting: three books you need to read

Before beginning another diet (how many have you tried, actually?), do yourself a favour and consume these three intelligent, nourishing reads. You’ll find there’s another way to eat, another way to treat yourself, and another way to lose weight. These are my top 3. Liberating…

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Seven ways to make failure impossible

Seven ways to make failure impossible

We live by goals, targets, determination. But the trouble is, you either meet goals (success) or not (fail). And since failure is hefty, and willpower a limited resource, here’s another way to do life I’ve loved goals (I WILL draft a novel in 31 days,…

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Toddler fussy eaters: Small but significant solutions, one year on

Toddler fussy eaters: Small but significant solutions, one year on

My all-eating baby-led-weaned child went fussy, and for a while, it was a huge source of stress for me as a mother. Now, a year or so down the line, things are, I’d say, 50-60% better. Here are some of the tiny solutions that have…

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