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Where we share stories that empower women and young people, providing them with the knowledge, confidence and drive to realise and maximise their life journey. Women supporting women…  let’s work towards an incredible future together. Share your story here.

Surviving postpartum depression

Sponsored While almost every woman may experience mood swings and the so-called “baby blues” after having a new baby, one in 9 women suffer from a more serious problem. Postpartum depression can be caused by the combined stress of labor, the intense change of...

Dig deep, back yourself and just do it!

Have you ever feel you’re no good at anything? “You’re just too sensitive!” “Your English is terrible! Your grammar is so poor!” These were the comments that stayed in my head as I was growing up. Even though I knew the people who have said those comments to me did...

Teaching survival after pregnancy loss

I take my first steps into what seems like a dark, endless and lonely corridor, holding nothing but my husband’s hand. With each step I take, I am moving away from my 20 week old daughter, Amelie Belle, stillborn that morning in that hospital room. My legs are so...

How I over came anxiety as a new mum

I've had anxiety for years, even as a kid. It sucks… it's like a GIANT hot burning ball of fire sits in your throat constantly, you can’t turn your brain off from running a million miles an hour, you can’t sleep and you are in a constant state of tension and stress......

The real story behind Willow Willpower

On Thursday 11 October 2018, a day I started thinking would never arrive will finally be here: my first picture book, Willow Willpower, will be released to coincide with the UN’s International Day of the Girl.   It’s been an interesting ride up to this point that has...

You’re not the only person feeling lost… despite what the internet wants you to think

Between Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or wherever else you’re looking, it’s pretty easy in 2019 to feel like you’re the only person failing dismally at nailing life. Even ‘relatable’ people like the great Bréne Brown get sucked up into the internet vortex - today, I...

The power of committed citizens in addressing eating disorder problems

Making experience matter – read Michael Levine’s inspiring story behind the ‘Tinyletter’ group, connecting people in 43 countries passionate about eating disorder recovery. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed,...

How to control your emotions and succeed in life

Twelve years ago, I was a clinically depressed, overthinking, over-drinking, cigarette smoking woman with a career on the fast-track to nowhere. Today, I am a non-smoking, sometimes drinking, healthy, happy being working in a challenging, well paid management...

The decline over time: why eating disorders can’t afford to wait

Your story counts:  Rachel Egan (UK) shares her personal experience in addressing the World Eating Disorders Action Day theme  “Eating Disorders: We Can’t Afford to Wait”.  We know that speedy access to eating disorder treatment offers the best chance of a full and...

Can you suffer from stress and anxiety without realising it?

That headline may read like a silly question to you… if you’re someone who’s fortunate enough to never have experienced stress or anxiety (I don’t think many people will fall into that category). In recent times, what I’ve become more interested in is this question:...

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