5 ways to maintain your wellness this Autumn.

Happy girl riding a bicycle at the park in the Autumn

Ahh Autumn! Get ready to snuggle up in a chunky knit & reacquaint yourself with the heating dial. It’s the time of year where we often start to take our foot off the accelerator.  As the nights draw in, so do we.  And whilst it can be great to turn the dial to slow for […]

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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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How to keep your running motivation

How to keep your running motivation. Image of happy woman winning race and coming first to finish red ribbon over group of sportsmen running marathon with badge numbers outdoors

Congratulations! You’re running! Or at least I assume you are if you’re here seeking advice on how to stay motivated to run.  As I previously mentioned in How to start running: tips for beginner runners, running is as much a mental challenge as a physical one, so it’s not surprising at times your motivation to run […]

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How to start running: tips for beginner runners

How to start running: Tips for beginner runners. Image of Female runner jogging down the road at sunset

Running is my sport of choice – it’s been of massive benefit to me both physically & mentally.  If you’d like to find out more about my story and experiences, you can in: Why I run: my running story Having run for years now (not continuously – I’m not Forest Gump), people often stop to chat […]

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Why I run: my running story

Why I run is the first of a new mini-series on running.  I wanted to launch the series with a piece written from a more personal perspective.  I hope you’ll excuse the poor quality pictures from the family photo album that were never intended to be shown on a public site, but I felt sharing […]

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Exercise hacks: How to be fitter without really trying

Exercise Hacks: How to be fitter without really trying. Image of young woman pulling a determine smiling face whilst showing her bicep as a display of strength on a pink background

Physically and mentally exercise is very good for us – period.   However, I can more than appreciate not everyone enjoys working out.  You may have even been advised against certain forms of it by your medical practitioner.  Sometimes the thought of the effort, the expense, the weather looking shifty – can be enough to […]

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The rise of the Leisure Centre Spa

The rise of the leisure centre day spa (Verulamium Spa, St Albans) Image of man and woman having scalp messages on treatment beds

I first discovered the mystical benefits of a day spa when my friends treated me to a day at The Sanctuary Spa – Covent Garden, following the birth of my first baby.   It was bliss. Robe-on. Lie-down. Relax.  Movement only required for treatments, food and Prosecco consumption.  No screaming baby to look after, just me and my […]

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