Category: Lifestyle

Scientification and Sacred Reverence of Birth. Part I

As a doula and holistic therapist the busy-ness and business side of the work can make things seem a little carnal. Paradoxically, you can ‘feel’ a little mechanical and almost robotic as you get lost through data, journals, emails, contracts, assessments and so on. In order to bring me back from administration, scientification and ‘technologicalisation’ of my work I need to retreat as a birthing woman would, find a quiet space up on a spiritual mountain, pray and meditate on God’s word and give birth to true productivity. You see the importance of faith and sacredness in this work...

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Nutritional therapy for feminine and postnatal health

When a client comes to me for nutritional therapy we have a consultation and during that consultation a picture of the health needs become apparent. There is usually a clear link between what and how they eat and the symptoms they are experiencing. Here is short post about some useful foods women should do their best to include regularly in the diet. 1. Food for the cycle It is known amongst practitioners in holistic therapies that women living in non western countries without fertility issues actually have lighter to no periods. While we can argue if the absence is...

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Caring for Yourself

Login to any social media platform, whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. and you’ll be inundated with a gazillion and one ideas on ‘self-care’. Articles on what is self-care, why self-care, how to do self-care are and what will happen to your mind, body and soul if you don’t practice self-care are everywhere. I read these posts daily; being in the birth and women’s reproductive health world, I can’t avoid them. Some (a few) I read and quickly incorporate the easy to do stuff into my daily routine, some I bookmark for reading later (although I have good...

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We are very proud to support this campaign.
A breastfeeding awareness campaign
1 March - 19 April 2018
Avenir Art is pleased to present #FEEDME, a photography exhibition by artists Agatha A. Nitecka and Robert Appleton of RÅN studio. #FEEDME, the second exhibition of the virtual gallery, features a series of women breastfeeding on the go, in public places across landmark locations in London including the V&A, Portobello Market, Brick Lane and Tate. Over a hundred mothers across the cultural and vibrant city volunteered to take part in this awareness campaign using their image to vocalise the positivity of public breastfeeding. The final selection represents the diversity of London with each mother varying in age and ethnicity and their children also ranging from two months to four years old.
#abueladoulas #normalisebreastfeeding #blackwomendobreastfeed #melaninpoppin #blacklovemagic

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