#SwitchStories: Kerry’s experience using organic cotton period care

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#SwitchStories: Kerry’s experience using organic cotton period care
  Our customer Kerry shares her experience switching to TOTM organic cotton period care. Read her switch story below #SwitchStories   I no longer experience irritation from pads and liners   What is your first name?   Kerry   Why did you choose to switch to TOTM products?   I began to read up on plastic alternatives because of the devastating effects plastic has on the environment, but then I read about the effects it

PMDD Awareness Month: Cindy’s story

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PMDD Awareness Month: Cindy’s story
  April is PMDD Awareness Month. This is time for much-needed awareness about a hormone-based mood disorder that affects around 1 in 20 women and AFAB individuals of reproductive age. Here, Cindy Lopez-Smith, USA project coordinator for Vicious Cycle: Making PMDD Visible, shares her story and tells us why awareness of PMDD is so important.   Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) symptoms arise during the premenstrual or the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and lasts

Periods in 2019: Why this is shaping up to be a powerful year for periods

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Periods in 2019: Why this is shaping up to be a powerful year for periods
  We’ve rounded up the big period news stories of the year so far. 2019 is shaping up to be a powerful year for periods!   Menstrual wellbeing to be taught in English schools:   It’s SO exciting to see that children in both primary and secondary school will now be taught about menstrual wellbeing. Instead of a brief overview of what a period is, children will now learn all about what is and isn’t

An Ayurveda yoga teacher’s period rest and retreat formula

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An Ayurveda yoga teacher’s period rest and retreat formula
  Time for a new perspective on your period? We caught up with yoga teacher and Ayurveda practitioner, Anja Brierley Lange to discuss how your period is the perfect time for taking time out to boost your wellbeing. Here Anja talks us through a rest and retreat formula to try on your period! Everything is cyclical. In our daily cycle, we have a time of being awake and productive, and a time to slow down

Real Story: Living with Vaginismus

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Real Story: Living with Vaginismus
  Vaginismus is an involuntary contraction of muscles around the opening of the vagina in women with no abnormalities in the genital organ. For a very real and honest look at this condition which affects 1 in 500 women in the UK, we’re sharing this real story. The author has asked to remain anonymous.   “About two months ago, I’d begun therapy sessions. I was trying to come to terms with a myriad of things

Spring Clean Beauty: Our team share their favourite products!

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Spring Clean Beauty: Our team share their favourite products!
  Keen to keep toxic ingredients away from your body? We’re giving you a round-up of clean beauty products to update your routine this spring! Clean beauty is a growing trend and we’re excited to see ethical brands owning this space.   What is clean beauty?   Sorry for the buzzword! But clean beauty basically refers to products that are created to be kind to the body. That means skipping toxic ingredients such as SLS

5 tips to help you get to sleep when you’re feeling anxious

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5 tips to help you get to sleep when you’re feeling anxious
  Sleep is vital for brain function, physical health and mental health. But, unfortunately, it’s not always easy to drift off. Anxiety can have an impact on our ability to fall asleep easily. To help you out, we are giving you tips to get to sleep when you’re feeling anxious.   It was recently found by Aviva that just 17 per cent of us get a healthy eight hours sleep each night. Not getting enough