WRITING TO UPLIFT: A GUEST POST BY ROSEY LEE

Writing to Uplift: A Guest Post by Rosey Lee

Today I’m joined by author Rosey Lee as she talks about why she writes to uplift & also discusses her new flash fiction series… I’ve always enjoyed that books offer an escape from the challenges and frustrations we experience in everyday life. I’ve spent hours engrossed in characters’ lives, and I feel comforted, energized, and […]

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5 ways to build up your self-worth

5 Ways to build self-worth. A contented woman stands happily in her kitchen drinking from a mug

Let’s be clear from the get go, your worth has zero to do with how you look, your bank balance or your material belongings.  Literally nothing to do with these things.  So if you’re here thinking that’s how you build self-worth, get ready to turn your attention elsewhere.   As I mentioned in the self-worth […]

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Facing a fear: a lesson in self-acceptance.

high trees & sunshine

This year I faced one of my biggest fears… heights. We were on a family holiday & had booked the kids on to one of those tree-top aerial adventures.  My husband had been due to complete this with them, but rather inconveniently for me (maybe not so much for him) he’d hurt his ankle beforehand […]

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Food freedom & self-acceptance: A guest post by Charlotte Smith MBPsS

Concept of sweet food as hot air balloon lifting up freely into the sky - indicating food freedom

Today I’m welcoming fellow blogger Charlotte Smith MBPsS to Living.Pretty.Happy to share her experience & thoughts on a new approach to diet and it’s impact on self-acceptance…   What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are your first thoughts positive or negative?  Do you compare yourself to those you see in magazines or on […]

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Recommended: Skin Protector SPF30 Primer by ARK Skincare

ARK Skincare Skin Protector SPF30 Primer

There are two pieces of skincare advice I stand by… you should wear a broad spectrum** SPF everyday and makeup stays on better with primer.  Despite knowing & believing in these beauty rules I had yet to have any success in finding either a great SPF or makeup primer, and believe me I have tried […]

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October Well-being Focus: Self-Acceptance

This October we are focusing on self-acceptance

Crack out the pumpkins, it’s October – Time for a new well-being focus! Perhaps apt for what many agree is the spookiest month of the year, we’re focusing on an area of our well-being people often find the scariest. Having started the work to increase our self-awareness, we now need to take that understanding of ourselves, of […]

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Happy Days Out: Hever Castle

Hever Castle in Kent. Childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Surrounded my a moat & bridge

Visiting Hever Castle has been on my want-to-do list for a very long time now.  I have a love of history, especially the Tudor period, so a day spent at the childhood home of Anne Boleyn was always going to be a wish of mine.  However, when you’ve got kids it’s not necessarily somewhere you […]

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Self Awareness: A guest post by Simone Phillips

Self-awareness: A guest post by Simone Phillips

I’m so pleased to welcome Simone from parenting blog 11 Years of Nappies.  Her blog is inspiring, impactful & designed to give hope to other mum’s out there. What a brilliant ethos!  I’m grateful to her for joining us today to discuss self-awareness in greater depth, over to you Simone… Let’s start by defining self-awareness […]

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September Well-Being Focus: Awareness

Self-Awareness Well-being Focus. Flatlay Image of a pink journal showing the Living Pretty Happy Logo and the word September written on it. There are peach flowers, a crystal, pencils and other notebooks around it. The word AWARENESS is also displayed

And we’re back! Yes, the school summer holidays are at an end and normal service is resumed.  So with this in mind, it’s time to tell you all about our new well-being focus for this month. September is about awareness.

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One oil to rule them all: Organic Facial Oil, By Sarah London

By Sarah London Organic Facial Oil Review - Image of 30ml & 10ml By Sarah London Facial oils on a windowsill

“All you need to do is cleanse & follow with this,” said Lauren, (one of the sisters behind the award-winning British skincare brand, By Sarah London) as she handed me their Signature Organic Facial Oil.  I was sceptical.  Just one product?  No other lotions or potions?  And an oil, on my combination skin?  But I’d […]

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Feeling good for doing good: Why volunteering benefits everyone

Feeling good for doing good: Why volunteering benefits everyone. Image of a group of females wearing grey t-shirts saying volunteer, smiling and pointing at the camera

Volunteering was something I never particularly wanted to do.  Who has the time???  Sounds awful of me doesn’t it? I’m not alone though right? “Would anyone like to volunteer?”.  Often meant with the best of intentions, this question has been known to have grown-adults running for the door, feigning hearing loss or just employing ninja-like […]

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August well-being focus: Involvement

August Well-being focus: Sense of belonging and involvement

I’m breaking away from the previous well-being focus format a bit (where I talk about what’s coming up for the month) and instead I’m going to talk more about this month’s focus – plus share some handy tips – within this post.  So buckle up folks… It’s August and our new focus for the month […]

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How to do your makeup in only 5 minutes

How to do your makeup in only 5 minutes. Image of peppermint makeup bag with various makeup products and brushes coming out of it

5-minute makeup has been a necessity most mornings for me for years now.  Nothing will throw you off a perfect smokey eye quite like the sound of a toddler as it wreaks havoc around your home – all before 7am.  Even with a more hectic lifestyle, makeup remained (still remains) a much-loved part of who […]

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