Ten things helping me feel better

How are you? Here in the UK we’re out of lockdown but things are still feeling pretty heavy for a lot of the people that I’m talking to. So I thought l’d share some things that have been helping me. These haven’t been a magic fix of course. There have still been moments of frustration [read more]

7 reasons why you should give meal planning a go

Meal planning…the simple act of taking some time to plan for your weekly meals and yes, this can include going out for dinner or ordering a take-away! There are many benefits to meal planning and in this blog Claire Gillies, Founder of Delicious and Real shares with us the reasons why she loves meal planning. [read more]

How’s your Pelvic Floor Health?

Please join us online on Tuesday 6th October at 8pm when we are going to be talking about Pelvic Floor Health.   Has jumping, laughing or sneezing become a bit of a ‘leaky’ activity?  Do you constantly need to go to the toilet or find yourself rushing to get there in time?  Are you experiencing [read more]

How to cope when you’re feeling overwhelmed

Please join us for our next Women Aloud event on Wednesday 23rd September when we’re going to be talking with transformational coach, Sarah Bramall, about ways to cope when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Do you feel like you’re on a never ending treadmill trying to get everything done? Are you struggling to do it all but [read more]

Get to grips with the bitch in your head

How do you speak to yourself? Do you give yourself a hard time? Would you talk to a friend the same way you talk about yourself? Negative and critical; putting yourself down; not feeling good enough or comparing yourself to others…anything resonating? It happens. It’s our inner critic at work. But it doesn’t have to [read more]

And still I rise. Paintings of survival.

I am Kat, and I am shyly stepping out of the shadows to call myself an artist, rather than just somebody who makes art!  I recently completed a series of 85 paintings of glorious women who have survived; who have used the broken pieces of their lives to build a bridge and walk with power. [read more]

Ask yourself…do I have too many?

Today Tracy Ross from Blissfully Organised is on hand to help us cull the clutter. Tracy is passionate about helping people to organise their homes and in this blog post she’s giving us her top tips to declutter some of our most common household items. Do I have too many…mugs? How’s your mug cupboard looking? Perfectly [read more]

Have I done enough? No, I have not done enough.

I’ve rewritten this blog post countless times as I try to find the right words to say and then it hit me!  I’m pretty much free to write what I want and say what I want (with very little fear of recrimination). Meanwhile the words, the voices, the real-life experiences of black people are being [read more]

Understanding your child’s behaviour during COVID-19

Have you noticed that your child’s behaviour has changed recently? Maybe they are more irritable, angry, or frustrated. Are they acting out to get your attention? Maybe they seem quieter or more withdrawn than usual or perhaps they’ve regressed and have started sucking their thumb, being more clingy or wanting to sleep in your bed? [read more]

Join us for our Women Aloud virtual book club

Every month our Women Aloud members get together for our popular book club events. Given the current coronavirus situation we’ve changed to virtual events hosted on Zoom. Our events are members-only but if you’re interested in joining us as a member, you can sign up as an online member here > If you can’t join [read more]

I’m not naive, I know I’m in a bubble right now

This blog is not the one I intended to write. It’s not my life on lockdown diary which I’m sure you’ve been waiting for with bated breath! Nope, sorry. What happened instead is I sat down at my laptop and realised I felt calmer than I had for a long time….calm in the middle of [read more]

My passion for natural skincare became my business too

After a few weeks off, I’m really pleased to be back to share your stories. Today we’re talking with Anna from Milo + James about how a passion for natural, organic products led to her starting up her own skincare company. “Hi, I’m Anna, the co-founder of Milo + James; a skincare company passionate about [read more]

Week two of life on lockdown…how was it for you?

Somehow my week flew by. I’m not entirely sure what I spent the time doing and I must confess that I didn’t follow enough of my own advice from my last blog post.    I mainly wore grubby activewear, whilst doing a serious amount of comfort eating.  But, I did listen to Chris Evans on [read more]

Life on lockdown: musings from week one…

My head has been all over the place, as I’m sure it has been for many of you too.  It doesn’t matter whether life was good, bad or mediocre…most of us are now in the same boat; united by the fact that life as we knew it has suddenly changed! For the last week I’ve [read more]

From actress to early years entrepreneur

Here at Women Aloud we like to celebrate all the women who brave taking a new direction in life. Today we’re talking with Hana Voyce who, after the birth of her son, made the difficult decision to leave behind her much loved life treading the boards and start her own business instead. Hana trained as [read more]

Are you living your best life?

In January (way back in those pre-COVID days!) we held our first ever Women Aloud Life-Talk event. We were thrilled to host the evening at Cositas and to welcome life coach Sarah Bramall as our guest speaker. Sarah is a professional life coach who is passionate about helping women to start living their best life. [read more]

Hobbies, classes and activities (St Albans)

Confession alert…I don’t really have a hobby.  Aside from reading, writing and wellbeing; my interests largely revolve around food, drink and socialising!  I just don’t seem to have found my ‘thing’ yet.  Lack of time, lack of passion, lack of skill or just too many excuses!  I’m sure you are all busy bees filling your time…but, [read more]

Gifting and giving this Christmas

We’re probably a bit late even mentioning Christmas shopping. But if, like me, you’ve still got some gifts to buy then I hope this blog can be of some help. Here at Women Aloud HQ we like to support local Hertfordshire businesses as much as we can. And when we can’t do local, we’re always [read more]

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