Plastic Freedom

The headline’s good, right, but it’s too good to be mine!  All credit goes to Beth at Plastic Freedom, who brilliantly runs her UK-based company (providing tons of plastic-free solutions to so many hair, beauty and home products) and is a small business inspiration. She had me at: …if I could give people alternatives to products they…

Why Purge and Positivity?

Wow well it’s been a wee while, old chum! So I thought I’d change up my blog from focusing purely on gluten-free eating (as delightful as it is) and endometriosis (as necessary as it is to keep talking about this). I’m not sure how much I’ll post as life has gone a bit off the…

Mending the break

Writing and I have been on a break for a while.  As have my physical and mental health and me as well.  I mean, sure, it’s coincided with the bairn but she’s just a rocket of joy now.  I can’t tell if she’s happier because I am or if I’m happier because she is, or…

Storymaking

“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless…

End of whispering – thanks Lena, thanks Halsey

It’s surprised me that throughout the past 10 years since my diagnosis of endometriosis and how prevalent it is when talking to people, that so few people in the public eye talk about it, educate about it and help the rest of us feel that little bit more normal.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m far…

New year, same me

I’m always a bit anti-New Year, probs stemming from my 16 year old heart being broken in the snow by some guy who was totally not right for me anyway.  But actually, I always think saying ‘I’ve had a great year’ or ‘I’ve had a terrible year’ is just far too simplistic – I’ve always…

How ok is it to feel sad?

I quit the job that was making me incredibly unhappy.  I have moved to the place I want to live, potentially forever.  I have married my best friend.  My endometriosis has been cleared as much as possible probably in my lifetime.  I feel so grateful for my family and friends.  I love spending time with…

Thank You, Walk Tallers

I walked away from the doctor’s last week after a conversation about why I don’t want any more medical treatment – and she actually listened.  Like, I-nearly-fell-over properly listened and said that medication and intervention are not the only ways forward.  That being happy is the best start for a healthy body.  Yes, Doc. YOU…