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Inspiration, Marriage

Fleas, Marriage & Chocolate

June 10, 2018 | 18 Comments

How’s everyone? I have flea bites all over my legs and I’m desperately trying not to scratch them. I think fleas may have been nesting in my slippers, because I started scratching like crazy one night after getting into bed (and I’d been wearing my slippers all evening). No one else in the family has bites. Both our dogs have recently been de-flead at the vet. THE BITES ARE DRIVING MY CRAZY, even though I smear Anthisan all over them each morning. These are WAY worse than mosquito bites and I really feel like I’ve made some sort of major hygiene error, except I cannot isolate what it is. Send advice. Continue Reading…


When the Joy Outweighs the Sadness

May 16, 2018 | 17 Comments

I should have had this blog post all teed up for Mother’s Day but it was actually only after experiencing the day this year, that I could formulate my thoughts more coherently. You see, all the Mother’s Days that I’ve had since becoming a mother have been about grief. They’ve been about absence. And loss. I’ve expressed this loss a lot through this blog as you know – I can’t really read this old post without weeping a bit. Continue Reading…

Health, Inspiration

Inspiration & Healing with Anassa Retreats

April 26, 2018 | 6 Comments

Megan and Siobhan (Shiv) are both good friends of mine: two unique, talented and dynamic women who are starting something that I believe the world needs. Retreats as a concept have been steadily rising in popularity, and it’s no wonder, with our urban lives and reliance on technology taking us further away from nature, and further away from being in touch with ourselves. In fact, tech allows us to be more connected to each other than ever before, but it doesn’t seem to be making us any happier.

I wanted to chat to Shiv (or Dr Dawson), a psychiatrist trained in South Africa and the UK, on what gave them the idea to start Anassa Retreats.

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