Health

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… commando

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she gets on board with a former marine.

Seeing red

Periods are a pain in the parts at the best of times, says Cath Janes, so imagine it being 10 times worse. Thank goodness for Bloody Good Period, then.

Diary of a fat lass: Stepping away from the stilton

Feeling crappy in head and body prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s retrieving her step counter from the cheese board.

Here be dragons

Debi Gliori experienced her first terrifying bout of depression in 1984. Three decades on, and through many more years spent in the grip of depressive illness, her beautiful book Night Shift has emerged.

Baby bumps

The physical aspects of pregnancy are easy to list, says Cariad Martin, but what about the ways it alters your mind?

My cast life

Early detection and treatment of hip dysplasia (DDH) is vital to prevent lives being blighted by disability, pain and early hip replacements, says Natalie Trice, founder of DDH UK.

Sportswomen to watch in 2017

Women’s sport is going from strength to strength – and about time. We asked our Jen Offord to point out the names we should be looking out for this year.

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… public speaker

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she looks to the podium for inspiration.

Spread a little happiness

Marie-Claire Ashcroft is a Happiness Ninja. Dotty Winters isn’t sure what that is but she wants one.

Diary of a fat lass: Having myself a guilt-free little Christmas

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s soaking up some Christmas spirit(s).