Give it a go: becoming more open to new experiences

Let's give it a go: becoming more open to new experiences. Image of couple kayaking together on a lake and smiling having fun

Have you ever tried a colouring book for adults before?  I hadn’t, until one moment a few years ago, when shopping with my Sister-in-Law, she announced how she loved it and found colouring very therapeutic and calming.  I was sceptical, my eyebrows raised slightly but then thought – why the heck not, I’ll give it […]

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July well-being focus: Optimism

Can you believe we’re over half-way through 2019 now?  Yes, we’ve reached July.   A new month and a new well-being focus for Living.Pretty.Happy. For July we are focusing on optimism.   Optimism, or glass-half-full thinking, is a way of looking at our world with hopeful anticipation and confidence that all will be O.K. A healthy dose […]

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June well-being focus: Calmness

It’s a new month and that can only mean one thing on Living.Pretty.Happy… Time for a new well-being focus. For June we will be focusing on calmness.  Not only feeling calm & relaxed but also by working on our peace of mind. That ability to find peace within yourself despite your world making noises around […]

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Are you living the life of your dreams?

Are you living the life of your dreams? Image of Your dream life starts here & Dream Life Journal

Anyone who has sat in my home office (or accompanied me on a shopping trip), is aware of my love for Kikki.K, a beautiful stationery brand designed to inspire & empower you to live your best life every day.  What’s not to love about that? This year I was fortunate to attend a well-being event […]

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May well-being focus: Self-development

May Well-being Focus: Self-Development

Hello, welcome to May & the second of our well-being focus months.  This month the focus will be on you! And more specifically the development of you.  Self-development is all about feeling you’re improving, developing & advancing.  It’s about letting go of negative beliefs about yourself and driving yourself forward.  I’ve personally been on a […]

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April Well-being Focus: Happiness

April Well-being Focus: Happiness. Graphic displaying the words April is all about Happiness on Living.Pretty.Happy

Happy April everyone!  And no I’m not attempting to April Fool’s anyone, April really is going to be all about Happiness (well on Living.Pretty.Happy at least that is!) Every month, we’ll be focusing on one of the 14 identified areas that are often attributed as an important element of our well-being.  When each of these elements is […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Bloggers Award. Image of Close-up of word BLOG on a typewriter sheet

You know how they say you wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once?  Well whilst this has nothing to do with buses,  I have actually been really honoured to receive two nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award this week!  You can imagine the sunshine-y, grateful, smiley, happy dance I’ve been […]

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5 Useful ways mindfulness helps in your everyday life

5 Useful ways mindfulness helps in your everyday life. Image of a Relaxed woman practicing meditation at home, she is sitting in the lotus position on the office desk, mindfulness concept

Mindfulness, and in particular, mindfulness meditation has increasingly been touted and implemented as a way of improving our mental well-being.  Its focus on connecting our body and mind to become more self-aware and present has been evidenced to help reduce our everyday stress and anxiety.  [RELATED: Being Mindful – Is mindfulness for you?] But mindfulness stretches […]

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Blooming Lovely: the positive power of flowers

Blooming lovely: the positive power of flowers. Image of a female hand holding a yellow, white & green bouquet of flowers

There is one gift – regardless of the occasion – that rarely fails to delight.  From birth through to our final moments – flowers have been there.  They are a speechless gift that say so much.  Flowers let people know they are thought of, loved, appreciated, celebrated, missed, supported.  They have a unique ability to […]

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5 Ways exercise makes you happy

5 Ways exercise can make you happy. Image of cheerful woman lying on an exercise mat

Before anyone starts eye-rolling at the mere mention of the word exercise hear me out… Exercise – in my humble opinion -is one of the biggest contributors to unlocking a healthy body & happy mind lifestyle.   It ticks plenty of boxes on the well-being scale (read: Improving well-being: the key to being happy?) and […]

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