Happy New Year!
I hope that 2015 was good to you and 2016 will be even better. This is going to be a year of #radicalselfcare for me – I stepped off the whirlwind of work and travel about three weeks ago and today is my first day back at proper work. What a change to be well rested! You know, sometimes I don’t realise how tired and empty I’ve become until I have a chance to re-charge and I realise that this (happy! energetic! enthusiastic!) is how I’m supposed to feel. So this will be the year of self care. Of practising what I preach! Of yoga, and rest, and meditation and great food. I spend a lot of time travelling for work and before the plane takes off, they always tell me to put my own mask on first.
Message (finally) received
In other news….
I have some great courses coming up in the UK and US over the next few months:
In the UK: I shall be teaching a refresher day in RUH Bath on Feb 6 for previous attendees of my Advanced Clinical Skills in WH, and I’ll be back in Bath in April to teach my new course ‘The Obstetric Pelvis’ where we will be integrating advanced techniques to treat pregnant and post natal women: details to follow! I’ll be teaching a one day Masterclass in Breast Cancer Survivorship in Worthing on February 26 – I’ve just posted the details for that in the fb group, but do contact me if you’d like any other info. One of the highlights of my year is teaching at the Woman on Fire conference in London, March 12/13. I get to present alongside some of my best friends and learned colleagues – Jenny Burrell, Maria Elliott, Jessica Drummond and some new friends too.
Here’s a taster of what I’ll be talking about….
In the US, I’ll be heading to Colorado at the end of the month to teach my Special Topics: Endometriosis, Fertility & Hysterectomy course and I’m excited to be going to Atlanta in March to teach about all things Menopausal
Today (January 6th) is Nollaig na mBan in Ireland, which roughly translates to Women’s Christmas – traditionally it is a day to mark the end of the festive season, where the women of the house are feted and celebrated and get to relax! (#radicalself care begins here!) A big part of that is creating ‘dainties’ – small and delicious things to eat, so I used a recipe from Susan Jane White’s book ‘The Virtuous Tart’ for Chocolate Seed Soldiers. I do have to warn you though – they are full of good things like dates and cashew butter and cocoa nibs and goji berries but they are SERIOUSLY addictive! Why not make some to share and celebrate the women in your world?
Of course, another new year’s resolution is to become a more regular blogger, so I hope to be popping up more regularly with #radicalselfcare ideas, good food to make, eat and share and how to move your body in a happy and healthy way – after all, we are here to celebrate muliebrity!
Happy New Year to you all
Onwards & Upwards