The journal of a perimenopausal woman

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AD: This content has been created as part of a PAID PARTNERSHIP with Shionogi B.V. for the UK launch of Femal. My secret diaries I have written a journal on and off since I was a teenager. Deep in a drawer are several tiny leather … [read more]

How to have a healthy heart

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Issues of the heart Hearts are on my mind this month, and not because of Valentine’s Day. National Heart Month is a cause close to my, um, heart. Thing Two was born with a VSD – a hole in his heart – which I’ve written … [read more]

How to be happy – 5 keys to happiness

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“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want?” said the life coach, channelling The Spice Girls. I took several deep breaths. I pondered some of the options: health; wealth; contented family; work/life balance; to look amazing in a bikini… Yes to all of … [read more]

5 de-stressing tips for busy people

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Swan, koala or cat? I remember being asked in an interview in a former life “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?” This is one of those awful psycho-nonsense questions that hiring managers like to ask to mix things up a bit, … [read more]