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Mental Health

Surprise Anxiety

Do you ever feel that your anxiety comes out of the blue? Have you ever approached a familiar situation, and yet, suddenly feel like you’re out of control? I feel that too. In the past, I have written about the difference between anxiety and phobias (see ‘Fear‘), and have even discussed my worst experiences in […]

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Mental Health

It Pets Better

About a week ago, it was International Dog’s Day and as a dog-lover, it got me thinking about how much my pets have influenced my emotions in the past. Currently, I have Pip, a 3-year old cocker spaniel and three chickens: Daisy, Princess Lay-a and Annie Yolkley (I have no shame in their names). Growing […]

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Mental Health

Meditation vs Anxiety

What springs into your mind when you think of meditation? Wrong! It’s meditation, you shouldn’t be thinking. Most of us, at some point, have downloaded an app on our phones or tablets, plugged our earphones in (our earbuds, if you’re bougie) and listened to a guided mediation. This practise has dated back thousands of years […]

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Self Care

Summer Hygge

If you have been around Pinterest for as long as I have, you may have already come across this term (and no, it’s not just people slamming letters into their keyboard). The term hygge is actually a Danish word that has many meanings, all of which conjure images of cosiness and harmony. For the people […]

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Mental Health

Haus of Pain

We all have painful memories and regrets, but we can learn to forgive ourselves and move on.

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Minimalism

Blog and Roll

Hello, dear reader! It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog (although, check out the new logo peeps!). At the beginning of June, I thought it would be wise to let black bloggers build up the recognition they deserve. Whilst the Black Lives Matter movement is ever-ongoing (and so it should), I […]

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Mental Health

Fun Factory

A while ago on Instagram (and I mean, a hella long time ago), I asked my followers what they would like to see on my blog. And, whilst admittedly this is months late, I have kept that promise. To be honest, I have been putting off this post for all that time (soz) because I […]

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Self Care

Thank Me, Hater

Originally when I planned this post, my inspiration came from a blog post I read about minimalism. In that post (and no, I’m not going to link it here), the vitriol from this “minimalist” was mind-blowing. I’ll discuss this further in this post, but I want to express that this post is not just about […]

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Self Care

Natural Beauty

‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ This is a phrase we have been told from generations before us – the same generations that told women that they needed to wear makeup, become an hourglass figure and dress to impress. When you think about it, beauty was never allowed to be in the eye […]

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Mental Health

Go Green

Can being environmentally friendly improve your mental wellbeing? Earlier this week, we celebrated Earth Day by staying at home…the same as everyday for the past month or so. You may have seen some of the wonderful natural bounce-backs since the global lockdown, and if that doesn’t show you that we are our own demise, then […]