What’s Keeping You Up All Night?

Sleep is so important to us. We need a decent night’s sleep in order to function the following day. But yet so many of us can find that we have disturbed sleep most nights and this can be disruptive to our daily lives. There can be a number of factors to consider. Your room may be too warm, you may have had too much caffeine in the day or too many glasses of wine at night. However, those tend to be isolated events and one-offs. If you find that you are struggling to sleep more consistently, there could be an underlying reason as to why. I wanted to share with you what some of the common factors are and offer a few tips on how to overcome them. Continue reading

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An Interview on Female Empowerment and More

I am thankful to Vanessa Daniela for having me over to her amazing website We Are All The Same Project to talk about female empowerment, writing, and more. I am blessed by the opportunities I have been given over these past five years and it is interviews like this one that continue to motivate me to keep writing and advocating on behalf of women. Sending love ♥

The full interview is here:

Source: Inspire with Christy Birmingham

A Guide To Birth Control (That Isn’t The Pill)

The terms “birth control” and “the pill” are largely interchangeable. When TV shows and movies refer to birth control, they mean the pill. For most people, the pill is the beginning and end of birth control, and most of us would assume the pill was the most commonly used birth control.

It’s not. I’ll discuss what is soon, but the point for the moment is that the pill is not the only option when it comes to your contraceptive choices and reproductive health. In fact, the pill is one of the least effective contraceptives, with a success rate of around 92 percent – meaning eight women in 100 could potentially fall pregnant even when using the pill.

That’s a pretty disturbing statistic. So let’s break through the pill’s monopoly and examine the other birth control methods, and you can see what might work best for you. Continue reading