Jo Jackson is a freelance writer and blogger. She has had a varied career that includes 20 years in early years education, running a sales office, HR, and even worked as a barber when she finished her college education.
In addition to running the family home, she has written many articles for books, magazines and websites. She has also created and continues to maintain several social media accounts for musicians and her own web presence.
For the past few years, she has produced a blog Tea and Cake for the Soul where she focuses on the nicer things in life such as travel, music, books and recipes. She gives useful tips for the home, the environment and how to cope with health matters such as menopause and mental health.
Jo has suffered from various mental health issues for the vast majority of her life and talks openly about the illness in order to give advice to others and reduce the stigma. She also shares her experiences of menopause, caesareans, a hysterectomy and asthma.
Jo’s long term goals are to write and travel more (particularly in the USA), and to finish writing her memoirs of growing up on a diet of music.
Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of the menopause, yet it’s not one that is immediately associated with this period of change during a woman’s midlife. When you think of the menopause, you probably think of hot flushes. …
I started smoking at the age of 9. Yes, I am very ashamed of it now but we all know that peer pressure has far more influence than it’s given credit for. I smoked all through school, college and into …