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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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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How to Bounce Back: 5 ways to build resilience.

How to Bounce Back: 5 Ways to Build Resilience

Nobody is immune from hard times. We will all, at some point, experience difficulty – the events of this past year have been a testament to that. But, thankfully, even the toughest of times will eventually pass. Yes, they may leave their mark, but there are things we can do to guide ourselves through.   Blessedly, […]

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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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Getting fit for my forties: A 40 day fitness challenge

Getting Fit in your 40's Image Credit: livingprettyhappy.com

Yesterday marked exactly 40 days until my 40th birthday.  Time does fly!  It feels only a short time ago I turned 30 – no doubt exaggerated by the fact I’ve claimed to be 31 for the last 9 years (which is restrained of me considering my ‘spirit’ age is still largely grounded in my 20’s) […]

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How to make yourself exercise (even when you don’t want to)

How to make yourself exercise even when you don't want to

It wasn’t until my thirties that I started to exercise regularly.  Being honest, I’ve never totally managed to fall in love with exercise, well, not the actual ‘act’ of exercising. Exercise is something I rarely want to do. I just know that it’s good for me – really good for me – which is why […]

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Increasing Well-Being for the Whole Family with LSW Mind Cards

Increasing Well-Being for the whole family with LSW Mind Cards

Disclosure: This promotional post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission if you visit a link and make a purchase on my recommendation. Purchasing via an affiliate link is at no extra cost to you, but does help me fund this site.  For more details see my disclaimer here. I firmly believe the answer […]

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Bread Therapy! Baking to Improve Your Well-Being

Mindful baking to improve well being

When life gets challenging, it’s often the simple things which can help us manage and boost our happiness level.   There are many activities in which we are increasingly understanding the therapeutic nature of to help improve our well-being.  Whether that’s a walk in nature, mindful colouring, crafting, exercising, meditating, journaling and – one we’ll […]

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31 Days For Wellness Challenge

31 Day Wellness Challenge

Hello, my name is Alex and I’ve become unfit.  It’s upsetting to admit that, I’m very pro-exercise.  I could give excuses (some valid, some questionable) but ultimately I didn’t prioritise my health as I should.   It would be fair to say I’ve been negatively affected by this in a few ways.  It’s hurt my […]

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5 Recommended Reads to Help Improve Your Well-Being

Woman sitting enjoying a book to improve her well-being

There’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a good book.  Especially if that book has been written with increasing your well-being at its heart.   My own well-being journey has involved implementing plenty of helpful & insightful tips learnt through reading such books.  It would definitely be fair to say I have my own little […]

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3-Ways to Use Gratitude to Increase Your Well-being

Celebrating World Gratitude Day suggested activity

Truth time, I had never heard of World Gratitude Day before.  However, it’s a genuine day celebrated each year on September 21st.   What is World Gratitude Day?  It’s a day dedicated to being thankful. As you may know, I’m a big advocate of gratitude and firmly believe in its positive effect on well-being.  I’ve […]

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What I learnt about happiness from a Buddhist monk

What I learnt about happiness from a Buddhist monk

Gelong Thubten wasn’t exactly who I was expecting when I sat to listen to a Buddhist monk speak about happiness.   In my mind, monks were quiet, unassuming and dare I say it, non-relatable.  Yet, here was a man full of presence & personality – who 25-years previously had been an actor living a wild […]

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5 Simple activities to help you feel happier

5 Simple Activities to help you feel happier

At the moment, emotions can be akin to riding a rollercoaster – am I right?  Anyway, to help combat the lows there are some simple, but effective ways to maintain some balance and hopefully make the ride slightly less daunting.   Let me share with you 5 simple activities you can try to help you […]

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Why it’s OK to go easy on yourself

Maintaining mental well-being during lockdown

Last Friday I created & posted this to my social media accounts: It’s a message I’ve always felt strongly about – I’ve written about self-compassion & the importance of being kind to yourself before – and with everything currently going on, I am compelled to highlight it again. You see, I applaud anyone who is […]

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Positive Affirmations For Use Anytime & Anywhere

70+ Positive Affirmations Great for use anytime & anywhere

Every Monday morning at 7am (London, UK time), I post a series of positive affirmations across all of my social media channels, under the #MondayMantras. If you’re new to using affirmations, I recommend you take a moment to read: How Can Affirmations Help You (& How to Make Sure They Do). Essentially though, affirmations have […]

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