#Selfcare is not a luxury my friend

#Selfcare is not a luxury my friend

Living a luxury lifestyle but giving birth to a premature baby due to intense stress at the workplace?

According to my humble opinion, it is really not worth it.

I saw too much pain in the eyes of women at the top of their professional career, but isolated from their families by their high-flying work.

I am a big advocate of building a career and I even created a playlist helping women who want to go back to university.

However, it shall never occur at the detriment of our health nor our relationships with those we love.

My life was spinning in such a bad direction before I had a burnout. Thankfully, it became the storm which shook up my life entirely and made me rediscover my children.

Book review How to talk about vagina to my daughter #sexuality and raising a teenager

Book review How to talk about vagina to my daughter #sexuality and raising a teenager

Talking about sexuality to our children without taboo allows them to dedramatize the subject while protecting them. Hence, to be informed is the first step to make conscious and smart choices. Yes, I want my daughter to be cautious and intelligent when it comes to sexuality. At the same time, I do not want to stay silent as regard to the beauty of what sexuality can be, with the right partner. My aim is that my daughter become a self-confident woman, delighted to be in the skin she is.

I love the book (French edition) “Parler du vagin à ma fille” or How to talk about vagina to my daughter, because it is clear, honest, without taboo. Written by an OB-GYN, it contains all the important and necessary information, like hygiene, sexual transmitted diseases, pleasure and contraception. The book is written like a dialogue between the author and her 20-year-old daughter. The beginning of the book offers lots of historical data as regard to the place of women in medicine in general, then more precisely as midwives then OB-GYN. Thank you Catherine Rinieri for this open-hearted book. It is the second time I read it, safe for the fact that today I have an extraordinary teenage daughter next to me. I cannot find a better time to start tackling the topic of sexuality, with kindness, simplicity and truth.

Please share if you know similar books in English!

Book review How to talk about vagina to my daughter #sexuality and raising a teenager Comment parler du vagin à ma fille Traité sans complexe de l'anatomie et de la sexualité au féminin

Is rebounding good for the #pelvic floor? first thoughts

Is rebounding good for the #pelvic floor? first thoughts

I am honest: I do not have a strong pelvic floor. It is common for women who did not have the opportunity to rebuild their pelvic floor after a second baby and also for those of us who have been sexually abused, because we just do not want to think about this area of our body.

Nevertheless, having a good pelvic floor is very important as Dr Belisa Vranich explains on the amazing interview Tera Warner did of her. Kegels are a good way to rebuild our pelvic floor and so is yoga.

Recently, I did some rebounding with my children and was shock and ashamed to discover I really could do better to get a stronger pelvic floor. I plan on having a rebounder in the garden (soon) for the three of us. The opinions about how rebounding can help us get a stronger pelvic floor are contradictory. I have the intuition it is good for me and loved this article from Goop about it entitled “The secrets of the pelvic floor“.