How to bring out your inner child

Do you ever find you sometimes just want to break free of your normal routine and be a bit mischievous? You’re tired of being told what to do all the time? You want to channel that naughty inner child in you and have some fun. The truth is sometimes we all just need to be a little bit naughty and childish, otherwise we can find our bodies go into self-sabotaging mode…

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Juliana Kassianos
How to be a domestic goddess

‘Home is where the heart is’ – a place filled by the people and possessions we love, but too often we hold onto stuff we don’t need, use or cherish. So how do we declutter, enrich our domestic life and turn bricks and mortar into our own perusal haven?

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Juliana Kassianos
How to manage your money

Expenses can escalate when trying to conceive, especially if you’re paying for your fertility treatment. This can have a direct hit on your finances and may even mean taking out a loan. If you’re in a situation where you’re in the negative or just about scrapping by, you may feel scared and anxious.

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Juliana Kassianos
How to control hormonal acne

If you’re trying to conceive, you might find your skin breaks out more than usual, which may affect your self-esteem. These outbreaks might be due to: coming off the contraceptive pill, coming off acne drugs like Accutane (linked to birth defects), fluctuations in your hormones or emotional stress.

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Juliana Kassianos
How to start practicing self-care

Self-care is about nurturing the relationship you have with yourself, making sure that you actively take care of yourself and give yourself permission to do so. Sometimes we feel we have to punish ourselves for things that happened in the past. Sometimes we don’t feel our body’s deserve to be looked after, perhaps they’ve failed us in some way.

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Juliana Kassianos
How to manage your friendships

When trying for a baby you may not want to tell everyone, even you’re nearest and dearest and that’s okay. It’s knowing that you have friends that would be there for you in your hour of need that’s important. Looking back to early schooldays it was all about how many friends you had and who they were.

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Juliana Kassianos
Why quit smoking and drugs

Tobacco smoke possesses a multitude of toxins that can have adverse effects on the reproduction system, such as carbon monoxide, nicotine and metals. It also lowers the levels of certain micronutrients such as vitamin C and can cause an imbalance in antioxidant nutrient status.

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Juliana Kassianos
How to reduce your body's toxic load

The Environmental Working Group found 287 chemicals in new-born umbilical cord blood – 180 of which cause cancer, 217 of which are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 that can cause birth defects and abnormal development. Learn what you can do to reduce your body's toxic load.

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Juliana Kassianos
What type of exercise helps?

Exercise helps to improve your circulation, reduce stress and boost your mood. Discover what type of movement supports optimal physiology for pregnancy, how you can incorporate more movement into your day and what do to if you don’t like exercising. For men, learn how it's important to wear the right clothing whilst exercising.

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Juliana Kassianos
How to improve your sleep

We need sleep to restore our energy levels, regulate our hormones and allow our body’s to repair and rejuvenate. Find out how many hours you should ideally have when trying to conceive, how you can form a bedtime ritual, what you can do to gear up for sleep, what might be your sleep kryptonite and various tools to use if you're too anxious to sleep.

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Juliana Kassianos