Coming off the contraceptive pill – 2 months later

Dearest readers, friends and family, let me begin by assuring you this is not a ‘we are trying for a baby’ announcement! Sorry mum. And Bren. Instead, our decision to stop using the contraceptive pill stems from prioritising my mental health; not to mention a little bit of intrigue as to what synthetic hormone-free Siân might be like. This post is about my experience so far – why I’ve made this decision and how it really feels to be pill-free.…

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When you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, remember this…

I posted on the Positively Siân Facebook page last week that I’ve been really struggling to write blog posts. It’s been a really stressful couple of months for us and the past 2 weeks, I’ve felt like I might buckle under it all. How on Earth am I supposed to write a positivity blog when I’m feeling the furthest thing from positive? Last Tuesday we got back from an incredible…

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Self care: do you REALLY ‘treat yourself’?

I’ve just finished reading a wonderful book called ‘The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World’ by Haemin Sunim – a monk and Buddhist teacher. It’s a beautiful book made up of anecdotes, pretty illustrations & practical tips to help you slow down in life and overall, become a more balanced and compassionate person. I’ll write more about this soon…

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The fear of dying

I’ve been petrified of death my whole life. I know everyone’s afraid of dying but some people just shrug it off and accept it with a calmness I’ve never understood. I remember being 5 years old, running in to my dad’s bedroom and having a panic attack about dying. I’ve had these panic attacks my whole life and they’ve always been triggered by the same image that I couldn’t describe…

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Why I’ve stopped wearing make-up to work

When I first met Jack, I didn’t let him see me without make-up for about 2 months. Like that scene from Bridesmaids, I used to sneak out of bed early so I could re-apply it before he woke up! I was convinced that if he saw me without it, he’d run a million miles. Even now – say we have to leave for an early flight at 4am – I’ll…

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