Self-care – Inside and Out

What do you think of when you first hear the words self-care? For many women, the first thing they think of is pampering themselves. Taking a bit of time to do something for themselves. Such as getting their hair done, nails done, getting a facial, getting a massage. This is generally what us women think […]

Skin and Hormones

Help! My skin has gone haywire. Pimples. Blackheads. Blocked pores. Acne. Cystic Acne. Acne is supposed to be a teenage thing right? Only teens get acne when puberty hits right? Wrong on both counts. I’m in my 20’s, why am I still getting it? Short answer, hormones. It’s estimated the 50% of women aged 20 […]

Hormones and Intimacy

Have you lost that “loving feeling”? Let’s chat about hormones and their effect on our love lives – sexually and emotionally. When you first become sexually active, let’s say you’re in your early 20’s, sex is wild and wonderful and you can’t get enough. Waking at 2am for sex is easy then falling asleep after […]

Hellish Hormones and the signs of an imbalance

What starts at puberty and never seems to end? Hormone hell. Hormones play a massive role in your body’s overall function and even your mental well-being. An imbalance is all we need. As women, we have a huge weight placed on our shoulders by both ourselves and society. We juggle our own expectations of self […]

New Year, New Me?

Alright, Christmas is done and dusted. New Year’s Eve has come and gone now the kids are bored and will they listen to you when you tell them to slip, slop, slap and wrap? HAH No. They won’t be laughing when the sunburn hits. Then when they are sun burnt you think “I’m a terrible […]

Sleep has left the building

Christmas time. You’ve done everything. The house is clean, the dishes are done, the never-ending pile of washing is even up to date. Everyone is in bed except for you. Even the dog is snoring its head off. You’re utterly exhausted and almost daydreaming about bedtime. You climb into bed, find your favourite sleep position, […]

Silly Season Approaches

As the weather warms up and the year winds down, women everywhere spring into action. Why do we spring into action? Well there’s the Christmas lunch – who’s hosting? Food for Christmas – you’ve got to take a plate, it’d be rude not to. Christmas presents to buy. Where’s the money for presents? Rent, Power, […]

The Oestrogen Wars – Are anti-depressants over prescribed?

Lady speaking to doctor about anti-depressants

Ask anyone these days about the hectic pace of daily life, and few would disagree that the daily grind is fast becoming exhausting. For women, the problem can be doubly exasperating as they attempt to juggle careers, motherhood and time off, thanks to the myth of “superwoman” pushed on social media platforms. Tighter deadlines and […]

How Everyday Things Cause Hormonal Havoc

sad woman holding legs

Hormones control a huge range of processes in the body from basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, emotions and mood. So if they’re not operating at optimal level, it’s no surprise to find yourself feeling less than great. It’s also difficult figuring out what’s causing the problem if it’s something you’re exposed […]