Love Our World…Start With Your Neighbour…

I don’t have any answers, nor it seems do our world leaders. As President Donald Trump, the climate change denier, now calls coronavirus the latest Democrat hoax, and PM Boris Johnson deems it fitting to bring a fifth child into the world, our poor planet is rebelling against our collective treatment of it. I repeat, Continue reading »

Dying Well on “Call the Midwife”

I have been a devoted follower of Call the Midwife since it first appeared in 2012. As a former nurse myself, so many of the stories resonated deeply, though admittedly my training was in the 70’s, so things had changed a little by then. The issue of dying well was not part of my training Continue reading »

To Live is to Die

We are living in a death-denying society. In simple terms, few people consider their own deaths. Death is seen as something we don’t talk about and we hope fervently it will never happen, either to ourselves or to people we love. We use our medical profession as “saviours” turning to them, with complete disregard to Continue reading »

Homo Sapiens = Wise Man…?

It’s a while since I’ve written. The world has begun to feel like a different place. It seems that the trajectory on which humanity has placed itself is one of utter disregard for any species other than that of Homo Sapiens. The irony does not escape me that the translation of those Latin words to Continue reading »

An Introduction to Soul Midwifery

This weekend I was delighted to facilitate a Soul Midwife Intro Day in Hertfordshire. The one day workshop offers participants the chance to find out more about the craft of Soul Midwifery. Throughout the day we explore death and dying in a safe and confidential environment, where people are invited to share their experiences. I Continue reading »

Treasure in the Hedgerows

Over the last few weeks the combination of a wet Spring, sizzlingly hot Summer and some late summer rain seem to have resulted in bumper crops in the hedgerows. I’ve picked kilos of apples, blackberries, damsons and rosehips, and spent hours patiently creating jams, jellies, compote, crumbles and cordials. As I’ve picked damson stones out Continue reading »

Ancient wisdom in modern times… a must

Back in June I had the deep privilege and joy of attending “Greece Comes to Shropshire” – an inspiring weekend of traditional Greek and Balkan dance, led by world-renowned teacher, Laura Shannon. It’s impossible to describe adequately how immersing myself in ancient dance (originating 14,000 years ago) in a room full of strangers, who over Continue reading »

A Question of Balance

When I first set up Wellbeing With Wendy, I felt that the skills I offer could help you to find some balance. For example, a calming and relaxing Indian Head Massage could give you a short respite from an otherwise hectic schedule. Or finding time to include massaging your baby could lead to improved communication Continue reading »

Reclaiming the power of touch…safely

Touch is a fundamental human need. Healthy touch in babyhood helps brain development throughout infancy and beyond. Healthy touch is calming, loving and pampering. Healthy touch at the end of life helps reassure someone that they are not alone, and can help relieve anxiety and agitation. The key with touch is to make sure it Continue reading »

Yes, you can have a good death

I created Wellbeing With Wendy several years ago, with the intention of helping people to find balance in life. Over that time, my direction has turned particularly towards educating people in the holistic care of those who are dying. My goal is to help people everywhere to attain, or help others attain, a good death. Continue reading »