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Birth and beyond: natural preparations

As we find ourselves at week 29 of pregnancy, preparations are slowly getting underway for the little one’s expected arrival earthside. Alongside a wonderful hypnobirthing course to tend to the psychological journey (more of which later), general nesting and slowly making space in our little cottage for a brand new […]

Tribe de Mama: Expecting Womban offerings

I recently shared some tender early pregnancy insights over on the beautiful Tribe de Mama IG page. I find the community that Dori has created so powerful and as an expecting womb-an, the online sisterhood and raw openness with which all aspects of motherhood are explored has been such an empowering and […]

Fighting fatigue: natural remedies for body and soul

As winter approaches and the general vibration here in London seems to be one of increasing busyness and stress, in the run up to our Return to Self workshop on November 27th, I wanted to share some insights gathered through my studies and personal experience surrounding fighting fatigue naturally, battling […]

Sacred Space: Return to Self workshop, November 27

Join Ben and me for an afternoon of decompression and restoration as we let go of stress, tension and the busy mind and explore new tools to return to our true vibrant selves. After spending the last two years diving deep together on the road from over-stressed burnout back to vitality, we […]

Reflections on Doula support: by Yolande Diver 

I recently started attending Yolande’s wonderful prenatal yoga classes in Walthamstow, and as our after-class talks unfolded I felt called to invite her to share the essence behind her work as a pregnancy yoga teacher and doula in this new space, dedicated to motherhood in all its stages and forms. I hope […]

Penelope Chilvers: a conscious force of creativity and care

I am passionate about keeping dying crafts alive. When I watch my artisans working with their hands I am reminded every time that their manipulation of leather makes beautiful crafted details that machines cannot imitate alone. Fusing a conscious and sustainable approach to design with a unique eye for craftsmanship […]

The best gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

A few weeks and multiple batches of cookies ago, my beloved sister Tehya Sky sent me this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe from California, where she has been making and demolishing them with equal joy and fervour for her household and her friends. She even sent me a photo of […]

Giving up shampoo: my journey so far

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Blueberry and quinoa muffins 

This wholefood gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe from my book is full of surprise ingredients including quinoa, chia, oat, apple puree and banana. They are moist, sturdy and delicious, full of protein-building amino acids, naturally sweet and balanced with blood sugar-regulating cinnamon, offering so much more than your average bakery treat; I love […]

Last of summer strawberry salad 

This summer we have had a love affair with strawberries that surely cannot be rivalled. Our local store gets in the biggest, reddest, juiciest ones and I just couldn’t get enough. Never has fruit held so much juicy joy and goodness for me as in these first months of pregnancy, […]