Strength & Inspiration: The Story Behind The UK’s Strongest Couple

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Sam Taylor and Sue Taylor-Franklin currently hold the title for the UK’s strongest couple, but their strength lies deeper than their passion for powerlifting. Before meeting and eventually falling in love with each other, Sam and Sue both faced their own individual challenges and moments of hopelessness. The couple were nothing but warm and welcoming […]

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How Redundancy Encouraged Me to Start Up a Business – Inspiring Stories

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The first lockdown that came as a result of COVID-19 brought with it several disadvantages including redundancies with approximately 695,000 people said to have left company payrolls since March 2020. Mark Townsend, founder of Hi-Line gutter cleaning, became a part of that statistic after facing redundancy in May. Fortunately this encouraged Mark to start up […]

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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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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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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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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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A Review: Everyday Calming Rituals by Tania Ahsan

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“Many of us are mired in the past and it isn’t always a comfortable place to be. Using the power of your own voice, step into the present and make it the best experience you can”. If I asked you to list the five senses, you wouldn’t think twice. And if I asked you to […]

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5 Reminders For Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness has never been so vital given the stress and uncertainty the nation is facing right now. Psychiatrists have warned of a “tsunami” of mental health problems built up during this period of time, with rises in emergency cases and a drop in routine appointments. Whilst this may set the fear of God […]

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My Mental Health Journey – Jodie Hoskin, Bath Mind

Meet Jodie Hoskin, Fundraising, Training and Volunteer Coordinator at Bath Mind. In this post, Jodie will take you through her mental health journey, reiterating the importance of speaking out to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Jodie was made aware of her drastic mood changes from a young age, despite a happy childhood. Her teenage […]

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My Mental Health Journey – Hannah Roper, Bath Mind.

Meet Hannah Roper, Head of Business Development for mental health charity, Bath Mind. In this post, Hannah will share her mental health journey with you – a reminder that you are not alone. And an essential comforter that the faces behind mental health charities like Bath Mind, have had their experience of mental health struggles. […]

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