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Looking forward to you joining with me as we explore all that therapy world has to offer!


17
April
2018

Nothing to be ashamed about

Girls - it's what we do.....

This started with me seeing the video on Facebook about all the waste plastic that comes from menstrual products. I shared it and my daughter Danielle who  also shared it and said how  she remembered that they gave them cute little plastic boxes with tampax in when she was at school and it was purely of course for marketing purpose.  It got me thinking, if only the menstural cups could be marketed to them instead. 

I emailed City to Sea (who made the video above)  as they say "We’re also running a pilot in schools to disrupt the current education bias of billion-pounds brands like Always and Tampax dominating period education. If you would like to get involved, either as a peer group participant (aged 10-14) or as a teacher, we’d love to hear from you" I now have the information to show to my students at the school...so much out there....

 

This amazing young lady below has a blog and vlog and Facebook group and it speaks to teens and also those of us who haven't tried these products. It can only be worth it! So much help is out there and information and yet still it is a subject that is hardly discussed amongst women themselves.  

But it is coming out of the closet and we are realising it is nothing to be ashamed of.

These reuseable products are not just good for the environment.  But also, if given to those less fortunate, then they can cope with their monthly period so much better - as they don't have to worry about constantly purchasing products - #periodpoverty - another subject I hadn't given much thought to.

The things you learn.  Learning all the time.

17
April
2018

Big Pharma Big Food

Please listen and make up your own mind

Super session in the 2-hour European Parliament meeting on Thursday 12th April  - so many issues raised by Dr. Aseem Malhotra, MEP Nathan Gill, Sir Richard Thomson, Professor Hanno Pijl and Sarah Macklin. 

Great work by Dr Asseem Malhotra, nutritionist Sarah Macklin and Sir Richard Thompson (the Queen's former doctor) at the European Parliament yesterday.

Highlighting the flaws in the Eat Well Plate and how the NHS's high carb/low fat dietary guidelines need to change to stop the obesity crisis

Now edited with HD footage and clear sound

 

 

07
September
2016

Fitness - I want to get fit, and I want it now!

Yes, I know I was a fitness instructor, but time passes.....and here we are now....

We all know fitness should be part of our lives - but more and more I am hearing that just 20 minutes a day walking (at a pace if possible) would be good for mind and body - it's just getting out there isn't it?

My sister J (I have 3 sisters) does a 20 minute walk as a break at work every day - it's done her the power of good and she has lost a stone since January.

I used to be a fitness instructor and LOVE Zumba and other physical classes, but just don't get round to it like I used to - busy busy - and yes we can all make excuses - I know because I make them!

See my crazy video next!

Written by: Jackie Hamilton

07
September
2016

Synchronicity - it's just a coincidence!

Yes, we've all had that happen - finding the answer, reading the book...and ping...just what we needed.

 

We have all been there haven't we?  we read something, we see something and it triggers a memory - something we needed to know - a piece of the puzzle is found.

Synchronicity - the word was coined by Carl Jung

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I was reminded of this just yesterday......  

Written by: Jackie Hamilton

25
July
2016

Sinus Problems - Oh the pain! Here's an idea to help

If it works on Paul, it might work on you

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The sinuses are actually little holes in the skull that are ordinarily loaded with air. They help to make the skull lighter - our heads would be so heavy otherwise!

'Itis' denotes inflammation, and so inflammation of the Sinus is called: 'Sinusitis' which is an aggravation of the tissue that lines these cavities.

At times, this swelling closes off the sinuses, trapping bodily fluid and air inside them which can cause bacterial infection.  Read on ...

 

 

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