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At Last An Advert Finally Acknowledges That We Bleed
Menstruation, Contraception, and Gynaecology / Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Last An Advert Finally Acknowledges That We Bleed

“When she bleeds the smells I know change colour. There is iron in her soul on those days. She smells like a gun.” ~ Jeanette Winterson So, we’ve spent a lifetime watching sanitary towel and tampons adverts that show product demonstrations using some smooth, pale blue gel/liquid which doesn’t resemble anything that actually exists outside of … Continue reading

See How Other People Feel About Their Periods
#StartAConversation / Menstruation, Contraception, and Gynaecology / Mental Health & Wellbeing

See How Other People Feel About Their Periods

(Image via Planned Parenthood: How To Use Menstrual Products Superpost) “I mean if there was any justice in the world you wouldn’t even have to go to school during your period. You’d just stay home for five days and eat chocolate and cry.” ~ Andrea Portes So, you remember how a little while ago I told … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 2
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Simple Pleasures 2

“Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.” ~ Willie Stargell Simple pleasures… >…stillness and birdsong >…your favourite song on the radio >…a long, leisurely bath or shower >…the pop of a new mascara >…hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows >…kittens >…getting home to your couch after a long day … Continue reading

My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party
#StartAConversation / Mental health / Mental Health & Wellbeing / Relationships

My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt Facebook reminded me last week that it was four years to the day since my mental health coming out party. Or as I titled the event at the time my Taking Down My Christmas Tree Party. Because … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures
Life

Simple Pleasures

“If nothing worse than Ale happens to us, we are well off.” ~ Charles Dickens Simple pleasures… >…freshly clean sheets >…a tasty home cooked meal >…when a baby smiles back at you >…the perfect cup of tea >…a cool, refreshing drink on a hot, sunny day >…the smell of freshly cut grass >…bread just out of … Continue reading