The Gift of Giving at Christmas

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This year has been challenging in all kinds of ways for us all. Furlough became a common word and crowded rooms a thing of the past. For some, Christmas has been a main event to look forward to – the best way to finish off this nightmare of a year. But of course, financially the […]

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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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2020 Graduates Face Unemployment and Uncertainty

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It’s a complete cliche, but 2020 has been one tough year for everybody. Many are counting down the days to the 31st of December just to finally rid the chaos that has arisen from COVID-19 and more. With the economy struggling and businesses having to reduce staff and working hours, unemployment is prevalent. As of […]

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A Book Review – The Courage to be Disliked

We all want to be liked, and more so loved. We crave to be accepted into society, whether that’s through the highest positioned job or the amount of following we have online. After facing some hate on Twitter, I searched Amazon on a whim for books on getting over being disliked – dramatic I know! […]

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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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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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5 Steps to Begin Journaling – A Guide

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Lockdown has definitely encouraged us all to embrace self-care, and for me, I’ve progressively dedicated 10 minutes each night to write and reflect on the day just passed. A key part of taking care of yourself and your needs is tuning into your emotions – yes, I know, the last thing you want to be […]

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Read This If You’re Anxious About Post-Lockdown

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You may be feeling excited for the day this madness is all over and we can squeeze family and loved ones to the point of suffocation. And you may also be feeling a little apprehensive. And that’s normal. We’ve grown used to a lifestyle that’s significantly steadier than before. We’ve learnt to make time for […]

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5 Steps To Plan For 2020: A Guide

The end of a decade, and the beginning of another – the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. It won’t be long before small talk and our social media feeds become filled with all things New Years resolutions. This year has been challenging for many of us. You’re probably already thinking of how you want […]

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