Dr Pam:I can’t please him!

Dear Dr Pam, Hello I have been with my boyfriend for a year. He has been doing all the work in the bed. When I try to do some of it and get on top of him he says it is uncomfortable. I want to please him but I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Can you help me???? Dear “What am I doing wrong”,   Okay, let’s get something straight – enough of the “doing something wrong” attitude. One easy route to stress in the bedroom is to believe there are ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ways of doing things. Start thinking in terms of what works for you both – what works is the key word.   Even then, what works… Read More →

Hold you head high and your hair higher

So girls, break ups are hard aren’t they? Wether it was a mutual agreement or not it sucks! Maybe you fell out of love maybe you didn’t, maybe someone cheated maybe you just grew apart. What ever has happened it’s still isn’t easy right? Now some people get knocked down and some people pick themselves right back up again. I like to think of myself as the latter. Who wants to wallow in self pity and become a wreck? What you need to do is get yourself completely back out there. Not to show them what they are missing but to show yourself that you still have what it takes. Nothing feels better then getting a new outfit, getting big… Read More →

Elly Hill

    Hi, my name is Elly Hill and I am overjoyed to announce that I am now part of the Miss Independent Woman team!! My day job is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor and luckily for me I LOVE my job! I am based in beautiful Pembrokeshire, South Wales but also provide online coaching and personal training. You’ll be surprised to hear this but as a teenager in secondary school I avoided sport and fitness at all costs. It wasn’t until I was 17 that I fell in love with the gym and all things sporty. My main passions are resistance training and running but if it gets you fit and gets you sweating I will give it a… Read More →

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview on politics, motherhood and success Pt 2

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview by Joy Carter on Women, politics, motherhood and success Pt 2 I first met Paula Kerr-Jarrett at an event last year at the Jamaican High Commission, and you know when you meet someone who simply takes your breath away it was like that. Paula seemed to magically arrive in a corporate parliamentary styled setting wearing a shocking pink dress and matching clutch! WOW! Now that is an entrance and I knew I had to find out more about who she is. In Part 1 we discussed the importance of motherhood and women’s roles in society, in part 2 we go deeper and look at some foundational life keys you need to have in place to help you… Read More →

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview on Politics, motherhood and success Pt 1

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview on politics, motherhood and success Pt 1 I first met Paula Kerr-Jarrett at an event last year at the Jamaican High Commission, and you know when you meet someone who simply takes your breath away it was like that. Paula seemed to magically arrive in a corporate parliamentary styled setting wearing a shocking pink dress and matching clutch! WOW! Now that is an entrance and I knew I had to find out more about who she is. So who is Paula Kerr-Jarrett and what makes her so special? Paula has had an interesting life, bought up in a successful political family in Jamaica, Attorney-at-law, philanthropist, mother of three, entrepreneur, political representative (opposition caretaker) and happily married woman…. Read More →

MIW Meets ‘The Beauty Spot’

Two Female Entrepreneurs Esta & Hannah prove that a having a ‘Beauty Spot’ really is a sign of true beauty! ‘The Beauty Spot is an online beauty service with exclusive offers for beauty treatments, hair, photo shoots and chauffeur service. Whether it’s a night out, special occasions or weddings the Beauty Spot can provide everything to make you look fabulous’.  – Esta & Hannah. So who is the Beauty Spot and why was it formed? MIW’s very own VP went to Weston Super Mare to investigate and meet the ‘female beauty bosses’. Watch the video and see The Beauty Spot‘s MIW introductory piece below. It’s so inspiring to hear of women believing in themselves and following their dreams. Esta and Hannah are both working mums from Weston-Super-Mare,… Read More →

MIW Interviews Jenny Jones – ‘Woman of the Month’

Each month for our Women Inspiring Women feature we aim to find a ‘Woman of the Month’!! This week we had the absolute privilege to interview Olympic Snowboarder Jenny Jones. @jennyjonessnow Jenny has been a trailblazer in the sport for more than a decade and is a three-time X Games slopestyle Gold medallist (one European title, two global). Most recently the Nation proudly watched her success as she won a bronze medal in Slopestyle in Sochi, making Jenny the first Brit ever to win an Olympic medal on the snow! Jenny you Go GIRRL !! So where did it all begin I hear you cry? Our very own VP caught up with Jenny last week, read the fantastic Interview below:  VP – Hi Jenny thank you so much for chatting… Read More →

#nomakeupselfie #effyoucancer

The no make up selfie, love it or hate it the campaign that was started via Facebook worked. Not only did people start donating first of all but cancer research actually saw a massive surge in donations. 1 million in donations Then 2 WOW!!!   There were many comments that i saw people writing via social networking sites. ‘how is a no make up selfie helping raise awareness??’ ….’they are all attention seeking just donate’…i am pretty sure you guys saw many more. (HOW WRONG WERE THEY??) Girls stood together side by side, telling each other how beautiful they looked without the make up, encouraging other girls to do the same. I am so happy to say that it made… Read More →

Julie Elliott MP fab fashionable fearless PT2

Welcome to the final part of my interview with Julie Elliott MP fab fashionable fearless PT2. I ended last week asking Jullie ‘What does it take to become an ‘Independent Woman?’ Julie answered with the shortest sentence in the interview one word ‘FINANCE’.  My heart skipped a beat as she explained to me all the problems that can come from not being financially independent, including the dangers of not being able to exit abusive relationships to stress.  She clearly explained it’s not about being rich but having money to pay your bills and make the choices in life you want to make.  Julie Women still earn a lot less than men the gender pay gap is massive. Joy Why is that? Julie In… Read More →

Julie Elliott MP Fab fashionable and fearless

Julie Elliott MP

Interview with Julie Elliott MP Fab, fashionable and fearless.  I strolled confidently into the parliamentary building that is the stunning Portcullis House in Westminster feeling a little like Reese Witherspoon entering court in the film ‘Legally Blonde’! I felt fabulous, fashionable and fearless woohoo! Bring it! Ladies, today we can reach our goals make-up or no make-up!  Women like Julie Elliot MP  a real woman from a working class background, who dared to enter into the upper echelons of parliamentary power and proving that you can be fabulous, fashionable and fearless. I am intrigued to investigate… Joy Why don’t you think there are more women in Politics? Julie (who talks in a soft Sunderland lilt that secretly seems to say… Read More →