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?

Has lockdown made you want to declutter and reorganise around the house? If the intention was there but in reality there just hasn’t been time to do it, don’t worry you’re not alone in that. Thankfully Tracy Ross from Blissfully Organised is on hand to help us cull the clutter. Tracy is passionate about helping people [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 Maybe they seem quieter or more withdrawn than usual or perhaps they’ve regressed and have started sucking their thumb, being more clingy or wanting to sleep in your bed?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]

Could you make some vegan lifestyle changes?

November is World Vegan Month – a time to celebrate a vegan lifestyle. As well as World Vegan Day which was on November 1st, this year is also the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Vegan Society; an interesting reminder that the rise of the vegan movement actually started way back in 1944. Today, [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]

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]

Healthy ageing – eat well, age beautifully

Today we’re talking about healthy ageing with Jenni from Nettle & Rose Nutrition. “Fill in wrinkles” “smooth out skin” “dye grey hairs” “tighten” “reduce” “wear a paper bag”!!!  Ok, the last one I made up, but doesn’t advertising sometimes feel like that? Ageing is a topic that riles me up, especially with so much advertising [read more]

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