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]

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 Maybe they seem quieter or more withdrawn than usual or perhaps they’ve regressed and have started sucking their thumb, being more clingy or wanting to sleep in your bed?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]

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]

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]

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]

WELCOME TO WOMEN ALOUD

Here at Women Aloud we’re all about bringing women together through the conversations we have, the words we write, and the stories we share. With this website and the events we host, we want to encourage more women to be ‘aloud’ – to be honest – to share their feelings, their experiences, their aspirations. To [read more]

If you love me, let me know…

What’s that song?  “If you love me, let me know. If you don’t then let me go”.  Well, I’ve been monumentally let go, as per usual. This time though, my turbulent (and generally unsuccessful) dating diaries had a bit of a twist. Navigating the grey and dreary landscape of the opposite sex just wasn’t doing [read more]

Stop before you shop

There is more to simplifying your home than just decluttering and better organisation. It’s also important to avoid the build-up of clutter by being more aware of your purchasing behaviour and what new items you bring into your home. To help you with this, Tracy from Blissfully Organised is going to share some of her [read more]

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 fault you know” at opportune [read more]

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. ******************** Admire some artwork at one of these St Albans based Art Galleries – Gallery Rouge, Whitewall Galleries, or Nude [read more]

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]

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]

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