Miss You Already, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, is a feel-good weepy (an impressive combination) revolving around lifelong best friends Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), whose relationship is put to the test by Milly’s diagnosis with late stage breast cancer. The film is frank – it refuses to shy away from elements of living with cancer that Hollywood often avoids. We are shown Milly’s post mastectomy scars, close-ups of chemotherapy treatment, and in one particularly memorable scene we see her shopping for wigs, contemplating the loss of her hair. Despite these painful themes, it’s also joyful, silly and heartwarming. Morwenna Banks’ celebration of female friendship, based on a true story, will stay with you long after it’s ended. Make sure you have tissues at the ready, though.
For the third year running, Lounge Underwear’s #FeelYourBreast campaign has been educating women on how to confidently check their boobs whilst raising money and awareness for CoppaFeel and trekstock by giving away 50,000 pink thongs in exchange for a donation.
Through out the year you can still make a donation and download the free #feelyourbreast guide. So far Lounge has raised £129,566!
Our brand new ‘Unfiltered’ by Cohorted podcast has just launched. The ‘Unfiltered’ By Cohorted podcast aims to bring together women who desire to live their lives with passion, inspiration, and genuine connection. We discuss topics relating to all aspects of life spanning from career, entrepreneurship, and personal development, to health, wellness, and spirituality.
With guests features from the likes of Rodial Founder Maria Hatzistefanis, former Vogue Editor in Chief Carine Riotfeld and Floral Street Founder Michelle Feeney.
This month in association with Breast Cancer Awareness Month we have episodes with the founders of Secondary Sisters, Nicky Newman and Laura Middleton-Huges, and founder of ‘The C-List’ Helen Addis, giving us insights into their battles with breast cancer and success of their businesses, in moving, yet light-hearted conversations with our hosts.
We stumbled across the @potyertitsawayluv account while browsing on Instagram and fell in love with their quirky branding and pottery. With an array of pot styles to offer, this would be a fab gift for a girl friend or fun addition to your desk. They make a great plant pot, pen or brush holder while normalising boobs and celebrating real bodies!
The first of Matt Haig’s non-fiction book releases is ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’, which is also known as the first time Matt openly writes about his mental health publicly. Reflecting on making the most of your time on earth, based on the writer’s own experiences, this book is guaranteed to contextualise your feelings. Whatever you feel, someone else understands.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, we see the return of ‘The Pink Afternoon Tea’, served on level 35 of The Shard in the TING Restaurant & Lounge from 29th September – 7th November.
Here you can enjoy a selection of freshly baked pink scones, finger sandwiches, pink infused cocktails, and delicate pastries accompanied by the pink breast cancer ribbon. The pink handcrafted pastries were all designed with the help of four brave women from the breast cancer ward at Guy’s Cancer. A percentage of all proceeds from each Afternoon Tea will go towards supporting the inspiring work at Guy’s Cancer, there charity partner.
There will also be a special display on 1st October, where for the first time, The Shard will cast a pink light from its spire to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Forest Bathing is a Japanese tradition (known in Japan as shinrin yoku), which improves your mental wellbeing by relaxing whilst by surrounded trees. It involves going deep within a forest and focusing on your surroundings, tuning out the rest of the world and being in the moment. To make the most of forest bathing its recommended to switch off all devices, take deep breaths, and pause to reflect on the sounds, sights and smells around you.
You can find your nearest woodland on the forestry England website. Whilst you’re there check out the free digital booklet on forests for wellness for more information.
Before you rush to get your forest fix be sure you check the weather forecast or else your forest bathing could be a wash out!
Ever feel like you need a little pick me up?
Head over to @wetheurban for an Instagram page filled with positive aesthetic quotes to give you the daily inspiration you need! The posts range from ‘Nine Things You Should Hear Today’ everyday tips and advice to positive affirmations there to boost your self-love and personal power.
MZ Skin are tried and tested by the Cohorted team and their new release had us super excited. This liquid gold, super-concentrated serum is rich in stem cells, botanical extracts and Hyaluronic Acid. The luxurious, silky formula deeply hydrates, protects against oxidative damage, restores radiance and adds a soft-focused luminosity – instantly.