What trying ADHD medication has taught me

What trying ADHD medication has taught me

A few days ago, a friend suggested that I try taking one of her ADHD meds. I was telling her about my desire to try medication as I felt overwhelmed all the time, and about my frustration at the wait required, even with private psychiatrists. She suggested I try her...
Closing the bones massage: why it is so expensive?

Closing the bones massage: why it is so expensive?

I recently massaged a new mother, who told me she felt she could only justify the expense because it was also her birthday. I get it, because I charge £120, It seems like a lot right?  Despite the fact that I have been offering and teaching this massage for nearly 10...
Postnatal bodywork is a need not a luxury

Postnatal bodywork is a need not a luxury

I just gave a closing the bones massage to a new mother. She was only one week post birth. When we sat down to have the pre-massage chat (I always want to hear about how the birth went, and what the mother is hoping to get from the ritual), she explained that she only...
Embracing the void

Embracing the void

Both discomfort and power lies in transitional times. Since I decided to stop doulaing in April, I have felt unsettled, agitated and overwhelmed. I’m having a hard time feeling comfortable in this transition time. I’m finding it difficult to surrender to what is, and...
The wisdom of fallow times

The wisdom of fallow times

A few weeks ago I attended my last birth as a doula. As I explained in a previous post, this was a long drawn-out decision that took me a couple of years to reach. When I wrote the previous blog whilst on-call for the birth, after attending my last birth, I expected...