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Thanksgiving: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Today, our cousins across the pond will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s one Americanism that I wish we would adopt in the UK. We’re such a polite nation that, to be frank, I’m surprised that we haven’t! Just because today isn’t really our day of thanksgiving, doesn’t mean […]

Time to Flourish: Discovering your Authentic Self

Time to Flourish: Discovering your Authentic Self

Too many of the women I know, are blind to their authentic beauty. Their self-image is at an all time low and the bloom of their youth feels like light years away. The Problem Some of them would say that it’s their weight that’s the […]

A Little Bit of Hygge: The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

A Little Bit of Hygge: The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

If you read my Hygge Box review, you’ll know that the theme last month was Hot Chocolate. A wide variety of chocolate – and toppings – were included, and over the past couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of fun trying them out. On […]

Embracing Simplicity

Embracing Simplicity

Simplicity. On the face of it, it’s such an easy concept. But it’s much more difficult to put into practice! I don’t know about you, but my life is busy and full of distractions. I have an ‘ideal’ of a simple life, but, in reality, […]

Autumn Beauty: What’s in my Make-Up Bag?

Autumn Beauty: What’s in my Make-Up Bag?

Warming It Up This Autumn Isn’t this turning out to be a wonderful Autumn? The mornings are crisp and bright and fluffy clouds scud across the high blue skies. As the leaves tumble from the trees they leave a deep carpet of colour, just waiting […]

Wellbeing & Happiness in a Box: A Review of Hygge Box

Wellbeing & Happiness in a Box: A Review of Hygge Box

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my penchant for comfort boxes and how they add to my personal wellbeing. I’ve kept a comfort box for several years now, having originally been inspired by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The pretty box is beside my bed, and I keep […]

October: 5 Autumn Favourites

October: 5 Autumn Favourites

How is it possible that we have already reached the end of October?  This year is going so fast, it’s a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’. Although the year is flashing past at a frightening speed, it’s a good reminder to live in the present. […]

Getting Fit – Opening the Door to My Own Wellbeing

Getting Fit – Opening the Door to My Own Wellbeing

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that one of my goals is to get fit. You’ll also have noticed that, originally, it wasn’t a SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time specific) goal. Which is why I was so thrilled to receive a message from Chichester […]

60/60 Challenge #6 – To Read 60 Books

60/60 Challenge #6 – To Read 60 Books

Well, this is a monstrous challenge. To read 60 books in 5 years means religiously reading one every month. It’s a hard task, and something I haven’t achieved since those heady days of university. But reading is a favourite hobby of mine – even if, […]

Self-love: Selfishness or the Greatest Love of All?

Self-love: Selfishness or the Greatest Love of All?

What is love? Love is an unconditional acceptance of someone we care about. It outworks itself in support and nurturing, and is an inherently human characteristic. Yet when we think about self-love, we tend to think of it in an egotistical way: “He loves himself,” […]