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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The Beginner’s Guide To Building a Mindful Morning Routine

Morning routines are often overlooked for their ability to refresh and prepare you for the day ahead. Many would rather press snooze a couple more times than venture out of the warmth of the duvet to allow time to wake up and feel ready for the day ahead. They continue on with their day, wondering […]

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3 Reasons to Take Rejection as Redirection

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Nobody is a fan of rejection, yet it is almost a necessity within the nature of life and its’ funny way of working out. When rejection occurs, it leads you down the false narrative that you are a failure and should quit while you’re ahead. You get down on yourself and you question everything going […]

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21 Daily Mantras to Build a Better Relationship With Yourself

They say you are what you eat, but what if we were also the words we speak to ourselves daily? There may be more resources on self-help and bettering relationships with ourselves but we remain in constant search of reassurance whilst being our own worst enemy. Placing reminders on our phones or sticky notes around […]

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Lessons I Learnt About Social Anxiety as an Aspiring Journalist

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Overcoming many battles with social anxiety and deciding I wanted to go to university to study Journalism seemed contradictory to me at the time. “You must be absolutely mad”, I told myself repeatedly. The first step was the easiest for I was yet to face the fear of interviewing a complete stranger – aka putting […]

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Trialling CBD Oil For The First Time – A Review

Since medical marijuana was legalised in November 2018 in the UK, cannabidiol has grown to be a popular option for managing health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, PTSD and other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive medicine that is extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. A […]

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The Powers of Daydreaming

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As my primary school teacher introduced what I like to call complex maths (anything beyond division, multiplication, adding and subtracting) my mind drifted off into the world of contemplation. What I was thinking I couldn’t tell you but the fact that my mind was focused elsewhere was true. I envisioned what I’d be having for […]

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How Plants Benefit and Help Mental WELL-BEING

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Indoor plants have become an Instagram aesthetic and a way to spice up simplistic spaces. Yet, their role has rooted in many people as a means of helping mental health. Rightly so, research has shown that indoor plants may reduce “psychological and physiological stress”, says Nutritionist and botanical medicine expert Rick Hay for the Metro. […]

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5 Ways to be Vulnerable and Put Yourself Out There

Vulnerability. A word that, just by looking at it makes us all want to retract back into the sheltering shell that keeps us “safe”. Being vulnerable is scary and uncomfortable, and it isn’t a state anyone likes to remain in for too long. My sister made a valid point to me a few weeks ago […]

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How You Can Help a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

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The moods and behaviours of a loved one with Bipolar Disorder can be distressing to witness as well as challenging for them to experience. Although the notion sounds easier said than done, dealing with the illness requires acceptance and the willingness to keep learning. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between encouragement and […]

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