Categories for Health & Personal Development

Recipe extract: Joan’s ‘chocolate clair’ bars

Joan's chocolate clair bars on plate

Heidi Sze is a mother, writer and dietitian, specialising in pre- and postnatal nutrition. She lives in Australia with her husband and two children. On her blog, Apples Under My Bed, Heidi writes about everyday life, reflections on motherhood and the recipes that nourish her family. She's just released her book, Nurturing Your New Life, which is full to the brim of calming approaches to the stresses of new motherhood, as well as healthy recipes to nourish mum and bub. We're sharing a particularly delightful recipe, for Joan's 'chocolate clair' bars, which you might enjoy. READ MORE

Kate Leaver: ‘What’s happened since I published a book about friendship?’

Since writing 83,339 words on the subject of friendship, people have started to approach me to talk about their own. I wrote The Friendship Cure - a manifesto on the importance of friendship - because I truly believe we do not value, nurture or talk about it enough. I was validated in that when I spoke to people for the book because so many of my case studies - people who spoke to me generously about their feelings of loneliness, their friendship break-ups and their best friends - had actually never spoken to anyone but me about what friendship meant to them and especially what it felt like when it crumbled or vanished from their lives.  READ MORE

10 things every parent should know…about technology

Children's book and laptop, parenting advice book extract

  Dr Justin Coulson's newest book, 10 Things Every Parent Should Know, was written "for every parent who has wanted to be better". Coulson is a parenting expert  and the author of 21 Days to a Happier Family and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child. 10 Things Every Parent Should Know is the perfect companion to these editions, offering practical advice and valuable strategies to parents in any situation. READ MORE

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