I Opted Out Of Surgery: Here Are 7 Things I Did For My Endometriosis Instead

This article is by Mizan practitioner Gemma Barry and first appeared on Mind Body Green here. Endometriosis changed my life…for the better It may be hard to believe this statement, but hear me out. I was diagnosed with endometriosis last year—along with adenomyosis, fibroids, and an ovarian cyst. And I want to say this now: Endo is awful. It sucks how … Read More

Miscarriage and healing

Miscarriage unfolds differently for each of us. One day you were pregnant, then you weren’t. You have an empty womb, and your arms will be empty when the time comes that your baby would have been born. Responses are individual: relief, devastation, grief, anger, depression, disbelief, numbness, guilt…. there is not one, correct way to walk this path. You will … Read More

Adenomyosis Awareness Month

April is Adenomyosis Awareness month. Never heard of adenomyosis? Not surprising, it’s even less spoken about than endometriosis. Adenomyosis is also often misdiagnosed as endometriosis because the symptoms are so similar. But where endometriosis is where the lining of the womb migrates into the body, with adenomysosis it grows into the muscle of the womb. There’s a very negative message … Read More


I support independent midwives. I support private midwives. I support NHS midwives. I support doulas. I support women who choose any of the above to share their birthing journey. I support women who choose none of the above to share their birthing journey. Let us support each other. I believe that women want the best for their birth and for … Read More

The energetics of PCOS

The energetics of PCOS

What are the energetics of PCOS?   The short answer is, every woman is different. So, we’ll talk in generalities…. PCOS is due to hormonal imbalance and flow, a blockage; they are a problem of cold and dampness. This blockage can be either physical (biological) or energetic (spiritual). Sometimes PCOS runs in families. However, it does not have a genetic … Read More

A few thoughts about Mizan practitioner training

A few thoughts on Mizan practitioner training

I receive many emails asking me to explain Mizan training. So I thought it might be a good idea to put a few thoughts about Mizan practitioner training into words. It is surprisingly tough to describe the ethos of the training, there are many facets, each of which will connect to different women in different ways, or at different times. The first … Read More

5 tips to boost your fertility

Boost your fertility

5 tips to boost your fertility: because it is not something you either have or don’t have and you can increase your chances of conceiving. Eating your way to pregnancy Good nutrition for your own health is generally good for conception and pregnancy, too. Consider changing to an organic diet. If you can only afford one organic food, make it chicken. Non-organic chicken … Read More

Natural help for PCOS

  It’s estimated that PCOS affects 1 in 5 women in the UK. That’s a lot of women. In fact, it is the most common female hormone condition. It can manifest differently in each woman and can be devastating to a woman’s self esteem. But if you are affected, there is help for PCOS. There are many possible symptoms that may … Read More