What is Self-Compassion and How Can You Practise it?

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Throughout our lives we will spend 100% of our time with ourselves, maybe not always alone but yourself is who you will spend the most amount of time with. But, the question remains, why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do we give advice, kindness and love to those around us but treat ourselves […]

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International Men’s Day – A Toast to My Hero

On the 27th of June 1943 in a small village called Bancffosfelen, Carmarthenshire Moelwyn Jones was born. It was there he was raised by two loving parents and went on to meet the love of his life and soulmate, Delyth-Ann Jones. Throughout his 72 years of life he worked numerous jobs including a career as […]

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Body Image: Self-esteem, relationship with yourself and building confidence

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Bodies come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, heights, widths and types, and no one body is the same. With body positive influencers flooding Instagram and a significant improvement made in fashion inclusivity, it has never been a better time to review the relationship we have with our bodies. There is no longer space to […]

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3 Coping Mechanisms For Facing Uncertainty

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You may be entering another lockdown, currently in one, finally freed from one or waiting to have one put in place… Regardless of where you are in the world, the current health emergency is naturally taking its’ toll on all of us. The uncertainty of what’s to come next and how to return back to […]

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Finding the Work Hard, Rest and Recover Balance in a Society Focused on Chaos

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Over 50% of stress experienced by a study of UK individuals in 2020 has been work and/or financially related. With the current health emergency we are facing, it’s no wonder that anxiety levels have increased as a result of the uncertainty. We may have become more aware of the importance of slowing down amidst Zoom […]

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How to Create a Tailored Winter Self-Care Routine – 5 Top Tips

As the nights become longer, morning’s grow colder, pumpkin spice becomes acceptable and fallen leaves turn to crunch under lined boots, we crave warmth and comfort in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s layering up to brave the drop in temperature or jumping into comfy clothes after a long day, creating a self-care routine […]

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A Book Review – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Books are my favourite source of escapism and Ruth Hogan’s ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ has certainly provided that for me over the last five days – the small time it took to devour this beauty. As is often the case, I am late again to this read that was originally published in 2016/17 but […]

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Life Works in Peculiar Ways – A Realistic Update

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I like to keep things positive on my blog, after all it is a space for promoting wellbeing and better mental health. But, equally I wouldn’t be staying true to my brand if I didn’t also touch on the harsher elements of my own life which essentially ARE a part of life for all of […]

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7 Ways to Practise Kindness To Yourself – Bath Mind, World Mental Health Day 2020

After a chaotic year filled with experiencing a pandemic for the first time and adapting accordingly, mental health support has grown in demand. Bath Mind have been working all year round to provide mental health support from community services to crisis telephone support. In this year’s World Mental Health Day they are celebrating better mental […]

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