Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Absolute must have information

This book:
I can't recommend it enough. It's a way to understand your own fertility/cycles and then make informed decisions about them. I read the whole thing in a day. It's massive but so fascinating I couldn't go to sleep. I can't believe they don't teach this kind of information in schools. We're all being kept stupid, and I'm wondering (along with the author) if the professionals are underestimating women, if they're just wanting to hold onto their own power, or if they want to sell their drugs. It's probably a combination of all three.

I wish I'd read it twenty years ago. Now I have, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the information, but hey. Anyone already familiar/happy/unhappy with the theory/practice - please do leave a comment if you want. I am searching the internet for opinions, but I'd rather have some from you, my trusted readers.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Remember to breathe

So I do play the piano, and I'm singing Mozart's Requiem in choir, and then there's friends and family - and, oh yes, three children and a husband. Them too. I've been away to practice my Mozart in the forest, and away to just relax with Babes in the hills. I've been doing it right, I think - putting the kids first, and then exercise and good cooking, and relaxing, and learning music, and yet I'm not managing the first thing - I'm not managing to breathe properly. Isn't that silly? I can do mental arithmetic and I can play the piano (with two hands!), I can juggle three kids and a busy social schedule, but I can't manage that very basic trick that most people seem to manage: to keep my breathing steady and under control.

I do wonder - it's not because I'm not writing? Is it?

Sunday, 6 November 2011