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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

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 […]

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Mental Health

What I Learnt in Self-Isolation

By the time this post is published, I will be out of my 14 day self-isolation boysssss!. Don’t worry, I didn’t catch coronavirus, a member of my household got poorly and we followed the proper procedure (stay home, hoes). It was crazy though. You look outside and think “I’m fine, why can’t I go out […]

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A Little Extra – Public Service Announcement

In line with this week’s main post ‘Chasing the Dream‘, careers are another fuel that we can add to the jealousy fire. Not many of us have the luxury of nosediving straight into our dream jobs, and as a result, we try our best to make ends meet. We work part-time shifts in restaurants, bars, […]

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Self Care

Sweet Enough

This week, it is Sugar Awareness Week (yes, I s*** you not) and it falls perfectly with my 2020 resolution to reduce my sugar intake. It’s three weeks into the resolution, and it has been an interesting three weeks to say the least. I knew it wouldn’t be easy to reduce sugar from my diet […]