5 Things I Must Do to Protect My Mental Health

5 Suggested Coping Strategies for mental health

If you’ve read my mental health story previously, you’ll understand how serious things got for me and why I would never willingly return to that mental space. It’s why protecting my mental health is a non-negotiable priority for me.   Over the years, as I’ve understood and accepted myself more, I’ve identified and employed effective coping […]

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Skincare Review: October Edit

October Skincare Reviews

I’m so excited to share with you my October Skincare Edit! Despite it nearly being Halloween, I promise you’ll find zero tricks, and only sweet skincare treats here this month!  PS. Don’t miss my exclusive discount offers towards the end of this post!  To help put my views into perspective, here’s my age, skin & […]

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We all have a mental health story to tell, here’s mine.

Mental health story

Before I share my story, I want to say that there was light at the end of the tunnel despite the darkness of it.  Please do keep with me all the way, as that’s where brighter times lie… [Please note this post deals with thoughts of self-harm] “Young girls should learn to determine between depression […]

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3 Free Resources to Help Boost Happiness

3 Free Resources to Help Boost Happiness

Ronan Keating wasn’t lying when he sang that ‘Life is a Rollercoaster’ song, now was he? We all experience ups and downs, and not forgetting, the in-betweens. I guess the key is increasing the frequency of up-times and contented times whilst also learning ways to minimise the impact of the ‘down’ times too.   As amazing […]

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Skincare Review: September Edit

September Skincare Reviews by Living Pretty Happy

I seriously feel like I’ve blinked & missed September. Maybe I’ve just been relishing in a return to semi-normality? With the kids back at school, and even a few nights out in the bag this month, I’ve had more time – and reason – to indulge in my skincare. It was certainly nice to have […]

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Understanding CBD: A Helpful Buyer’s Guide

Stressed, aching & fed-up – 3 words my friend Claire used to describe her feelings recently. Obviously, my heart went out to her; no one ever wants to feel that way.  So we discussed what might help.  That’s when Claire mentioned she was considering using CBD.   In the last few years, there’s been a rapidly growing trend […]

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5 Smart Ways to Keep Safe Whilst Out Running

How to Keep Safe Whilst Out Running

Running is my exercise of choice. More than anything, I find it great for my mental health, so I’m always determined to keep up the habit whatever the time of year.   In the winter months, this throws up some safety concerns for me. With it getting darker earlier, I feel more nervous to head out […]

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6 Effective Ways to Be More Optimistic

6 Effective Ways to Be More Optimistic

My friend Lauren is a wonderfully inspiring person. She looks at life from a ‘what could go right’ perspective. She has this brilliant ability to tune in to her encouraging thoughts & feelings and allow them to spur her on. Inevitably, things do seem to work out well for her, most of the time.  Lauren […]

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Skincare Review: August Edit

Skincare Review August Edit

August has seen me (and my skincare) return to foreign travels again. I’ve been so happy with my skincare recently, rather than buying travel sizes of everything, I bit the bullet and just packed it all. After all, why should we take any less care of our skin on holiday?   But don’t panic. If you […]

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25 Affirmations for Self-Love & Empowerment

25 Affirmations for self-love and empowerment

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, deserve your love and affection” Buddha OK, it’s just a quote, but it’s a quote I take as fact. Using terms such as ‘self-love‘ can (especially for us stiff-upper-lip British folk) feel incredibly awkward. It can conjure up images of vanity and selfishness. This couldn’t be […]

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My June Skincare Roundup

June Skincare Roundup

Welcome to my Skincare Roundup for June!  June was a busy month for me, and with more events in my diary (and more makeup wearing days), my skincare products needed to work extra hard to keep my skin in good condition.   Thankfully, It’s gone pretty well on the beauty product front this month, with one […]

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How to Make Your Affirmations More Powerful

How to make your affirmations more powerful and effective

AD | Sponsored post. Please be assured all words & opinions are 100% my own. Read my disclaimer for further details. In my opinion, affirmations are one of the most brilliant yet underrated well-being tools available to us. It’s why I hand them out like sweeties to my friends & loved ones because I know they can […]

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7 Helpful Tips for Better Well-Being

7 Tips for Better Well-Being

Better well-being is, in my opinion, the key to feeling happier & more satisfied with life. It’s also the focus and purpose of this site. So, I thought it worthwhile to share empowering tips to help take your well—being from meh to marvellous.  The tips cover crucial areas of well-being, including physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social. […]

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