15 Affirming Quotes to Promote an Attitude of Gratitude

15 Affirming Quotes to Promote an Attitude of Gratitude

There’s nothing more powerful than practising gratitude to help you feel happier. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is a sure way to live a life of greater abundance.   How so? Research has shown practising gratitude positively impacts us both emotionally and socially. It can help boost our careers, our health and even our relationships.   Focusing […]

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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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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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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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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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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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A Complete Guide to Mindful Baking with Bakeeze

A Guide to Mindful Baking

AD | Sponsored post. Please be assured all words & opinions are 100% my own. Read my disclaimer for further details. ‘Cake anyone?‘ The one question you can pretty much guarantee I’ll answer ‘yes‘ to. Although, baking that cake is a bit of a different story. I have a small kitchen (like tiny), and with two kids […]

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How to Destress with Niksen: The Dutch Art of Doing Nothing

How to do Niksen - The Art of Doing Nothing

Why do we always feel the need to justify taking a break? It seems the longer our to-do list and the greater our level of exhaustion, the larger our badge of honour becomes. In my opinion, that’s just madness.  Why is running ourselves into the ground a good thing?  It isn’t! But it seems the guilt […]

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5 Coping tips for when times are challenging and tough

5 Coping tips for when times are challenging and tough

Challenging and tough times are an unfortunate part of life.  Nobody is immune to them, just look at the last couple of years as proof of this.  And whilst I believe there is always light at the end of every tunnel, it never hurts to have several coping strategies in place to support you whilst […]

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10 Steps to Rebuild Confidence in Yourself

10 Steps to rebuild confidence in yourself

Everybody’s confidence at one time or another will take a knock.  Be it because of a mistake they’ve made or something somebody has said – it’s very easy to chink your confidence armour.   Now, how about we throw in a return to semi-normality post lockdown? Or after a significant illness? Or an upheaval in […]

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