Health and Wellbeing
The Queenager : Eleanor's Letter (August 14th 2022)
When the personal becomes political: the NHS crisis and other tales.
Helen McDermott speaks about an issue that haunts both young and women in their midlife. As women we constantly criticise how we look and this can have damaging effects on both our physical and mental health.
'My Boobs Got in the Way of My Golf Swing'
Genelle Aldred writes about the joys of getting into a new hobby, even allowing it to become a bit of an obsession and the hurdles that could have stopped her in her tracks.
How Parents Can Support Their Child Through an Eating Disorder
Throughout her late teen years, Megan Ravenhall found herself in the grip of an eating disorder. Though she feels she has still not fully recovered, Megan reflects on how her parents' support led her to ultimately choose life.
The Secret Strength of Anxiety
Ilona Bannister suffers from chronic anxiety and agoraphobia, two conditions that can be completely debilitating. But she's found that, at times, her greatest struggles have also proven to be strengths. She writes for Noon about the experiences that inspired her new novel, Little Prisons.
“I was spread so thinly that nothing I did ever felt good enough.”
Helen Barnes on how she gave up traditional notions of success, concentrated on her family and discovered the joy of reinventing herself.
Studies show HRT can reduce women's risk of Alzheimer’s – could it have saved my mum?
Kate Muir discovered that menopause doesn't just affect our bodies, it affects our minds.
How learning to surf at 50-plus changed me
Danielle Cass began surfing age 50 plus and turned from invisible to strong and beautiful
What hair loss in midlife was like for me
Chrissy Iley started to experience hair loss...and went on a journey to figure out what was happening to her locks.
Join us: Catherine Mayer on bereavement and re-embracing life
Journalist Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird, her mother and co-author, discuss the loss of their husbands and coping with bereavement with Eleanor Mills.
Catherine Mayer on the physicality of grief
Catherine Mayer’s beloved husband Andy died at the beginning of the pandemic, only weeks after her stepfather. Since then she and her mother have been sharing their bereavement journey together, culminating in writing Good Grief, a book which is searing about loss but optimistic on how to re-embrace life. Here is an edited extract of a brand-new chapter about how grief affects body as well as soul.