WHAT’S NEW…

My Secret Little Demon

I have a story to tell. A story of guilt and responsibility. A story of my secret demon who’s walked by my side for 15 years. A demon I’ve seen less and less of as the years have passed, but one who has no problems sneaking the “This is your [read more]

Teacher tales: Jumping ship bedecked in jewels

I’d been in teaching for 10 years but the job had become less and less fulfilling for me. In truth, it became too much. So, after months, perhaps years, of fretting over what to do instead…I quit! My name is Natalie, I’m 32 years old, and this is my story… [read more]
HEALTH & WELLBEING

Are you feeling anxious?

We have as many as 50,000 thoughts a day, 80% of those are negative and 98% are repetitive [National Science Foundation]. Judging by the statistic above, it’s no wonder there are so many of us with anxiety! I suffered with anxiety for many years. Now I help people to overcome anxiety and issues of low [read more]
HOUSE & HOME

When did your bedroom last see some action?!

Whoa, calm those minds of yours, I’m talking about decluttering action! When was the last time you gave your bedroom some serious sorting attention? If, like me, your bedroom has become a dumping ground for kids toys, clothes that don’t fit and washing baskets that never stay empty…well, join me [read more]

YOUR BUSINESS STORIES

When it comes to fashion, it has to work for you

Today we’re talking fashion and styling with Nina from Edits Styling. After having her children, Nina decided that travelling and working long hours wasn’t what she wanted to do anymore, so she set up her own business as a personal stylist and image consultant. In the latest of our ‘sharing your story‘ blogs, Nina talks [read more]

WUKA period pants: kind to your body, kind to the planet

Today we’re talking to the CEO and co-founder of WUKA Wear. Hi everyone, I’m Ruby Raut. I am a Nepali and I’ve been in the UK for the past 8 years. I am a passionate environmentalist, who likes to be among wild nature whenever I can…and I love mountain biking. I run a small project [read more]

Nourish your body for a healthier you

Hi, I’m Jenni from Nettle & Rose Nutrition. I help women who are fed up with dieting; women who aren’t loving their bodies, and women who want to reignite their spark. I am fascinated by the power of food and passionate about self-care and living a mindful, healthy life. My philosophy is that everyone has [read more]

YOUR WORDS

Is it OK for women to be successful?

A few months ago I wrote a blog post for Women Aloud called ‘Can you have it all’…and in the editing of it I kept typing and then deleting ‘I’m sorry I have accomplished my version of all’, ‘I apologise for sounding smug’, ‘excuse me for saying this’…I didn’t feel comfortable talking about success; to [read more]

THINGS TO DO…

An A-Z of date ideas (St Albans)

Whether it’s a long-overdue date night without the kids, a first date or a double date with friends…we hope you find some inspiration here in our A-Z of date ideas, in and around St Albans. [read more]