Setting my intentions for February – focusing on ‘fullness’

Congratulations – you survived January! Give yourself a pat on the back for successfully getting through: The post-Christmas blues and mince pie/mulled wine/Christmas songs withdrawal Dark, dreary mornings WITHOUT a Christmas tree glowing in the corner making everything a little bit magic The seemingly never-ending and horrendous countdown ’til payday We’ve made it through the fog of a cold, broke January and it feels damn good to be out the…

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My month in photos – January

I very much had the January blues. Long, dark days in the absence of fairy lights, festivities and the promise of Christmas hit me haaard. I hate the dreariness post-Christmas – going back to work, rediscovering normality and waiting for the slightest hint of Spring. Alas, I spent the whole of January searching for moments of beauty hoping to extend the magic a little while longer……

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Self care: do you REALLY ‘treat yourself’?

I’ve just finished reading a wonderful book called ‘The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World’ by Haemin Sunim – a monk and Buddhist teacher. It’s a beautiful book made up of anecdotes, pretty illustrations & practical tips to help you slow down in life and overall, become a more balanced and compassionate person. I’ll write more about this soon…

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Stressing about Christmas weight-gain

For many of us, a new year brings a ‘clean slate’ and a chance to shift the delicious Christmas pounds we’ve accumulated nomming too many pigs in blankets. Declarations of healthy eating and ‘dry Januarys’ are abundant and though it’s great to look after our body and consider when we need to nurture it with goodness, I’m here to remind you that even if perhaps your jeans are feeling a…

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I’ve discovered something amazing and it’s restoring my faith in humanity!

I’ve discovered something this week that plasters a HUGE smile on my face every time I check Facebook – a rarity, since it’s usually plastered with sad news stories/rants/politics!! I am genuinely so excited by it that I just had to share it with you straight away. This new source of joy in my life is a Facebook group – stay with me – that sets a new challenge every…

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