A Review – A Weekend Away at Burnbake Lodges

After returning from a long weekend away at Burnbake Lodges in Wareham, Dorset, I have decided to share our wonderful experience. Our stay was out of this world and I cried all the way home (this isn’t uncommon for me when it comes to the end of a holiday…) Due to COVID-19 and the thorough […]

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Black Mental Wellbeing Matters Too – Bath Mind

The BLM movement has been fighting for change for the last seven years, inspired by previous civil rights movements and against centuries of continued racial discrimination. Whilst the end is far from near, 2020 has put its foot down and demanded change is made and equality is striven towards. Although this is a vital time, […]

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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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A Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

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“There was once an inn that sat peacefully on the bank of the Thames at Radcot, a long day’s walk from the source. There were a great many inns along the upper reaches of the Thames at the time of this story and you could get drunk in all of them, but beyond the usual […]

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Digitally Staying in Touch Whilst Reducing Social Media Use During Covid-19

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With the UK in lockdown due to COVID-19, the amount of information we are consuming is increasing. Add some further time onto that with the accessibility of social media and it’s no wonder many of us have been feeling overwhelming. Although social media is a great asset for staying in touch with those around you, […]

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Coronavirus and Anxiety

Image by Engin_Akyurt from Pixabay

So I may be jumping on a bit of a band wagon here but I’m selfishly glad to see I’m not the only one whose mental health is being affected by the surge of media reporting and misinformation regarding coronavirus. From debates of should we self-isolate to carrying symptoms unbeknownst to us, it’s impossible to […]

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5 Ways To Build an Optimistic Mindset

Optimism is often seen as a ridiculous, sunshine and rainbows, point of view that strangely enough, pessimists aren’t a fan of. Whilst optimism focuses on looking at things through a “positivity lens”, optimism is also about being realistic. None of us can be happy and positive 24/7 – it’s not healthy or achievable. Obstacles arise […]

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Getting My Thoughts Together: 3 Organisation Tips – Bath Mind

Organisation can benefit both your mental and physical health. Whilst a clean and clutter-free space can help physical health, it seems all kinds of organisation can impact your mental health. So, what are the benefits? You make room for more sufficient mental energy by ridding worries of forgetting or “procrastinating on an important project or […]

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How To Tackle The Creator’s Block?

Defined as an “interruption of the flow of ideas” by Freepik, the creator’s block is much like writers block where you struggle to come up with new ideas regarding a piece of work or project. I recently read in an article, a comparison that has shifted my mindset completely. It discussed creatives and the block […]

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5 Tips For Adapting To a Busier Life – An Introvert’s “Guide”

Introvert and busy – two words that never coincide. Living a busy life is often associated with constantly going out, socialising and generally having the least amount of time alone as is possible. In other words, an introvert’s nightmare. (Please see disclaimer at bottom of blog post) Without sounding patronising, a harsh reality of life […]

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