Mindfulness for Mental Health

Mindfulness is something I have been practising in my daily life for around a year now. It’s all about being present in the moment, using techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises to become aware of our feelings but also get our minds to switch off when things are getting too much. At the start of […]

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Stop Using Self Care To Sell Me Stuff

If I see another advertisement of a candle with the caption ‘self care essential’ I am going to lose my sh*t. Self-care can be key when it comes to improving mental health and getting through those stressful times and it appears in many different ways. It has been something that has gained more and more […]

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#WorldMentalHealthDay

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to write a blog post about the CALMtown initiative, set up by the former mayor, Tim Drye, pub landlord Phil Pope and Methodist minister Matt Finch. The ‘campaign against living miserably’ campaign aims to address all aspects of mental health and well-being and I first came […]

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Rabot 1745

Rabot 1745 is the exciting new range of beauty products created by Hotel Chocolat using sustainable sourced ingredients from their Saint Lucian plantation. They kindly sent me two products from their range, which is all affordably priced under £20, everyone knows I love to have a pamper session and a bath so I was really […]

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A Chat with Love Not Hate Illustrations

Libby Mae Ford, otherwise known as @lovenothateillustrations started her illustration Instagram in the hopes to raise awareness surrounding mental health and with her main mission in mind. spreading love.  I spoke with her about her illustrations and her beautiful creations as well as got my hands on some of her goodies from her latest product […]

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – Panic Attacks

I remember my first panic attack well, the main reason for this is that I thought I was going to die. My chest hurt, it felt heavy, my heart was beating rapidly and I felt overall unwell. I called 999, explained my symptoms and found myself going to the hospital. I felt quite stupid once […]

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January Blues

January blues is something I have been really struggling with the moment. When the festive season is over, there is a dramatic drop in activities, festive fun and it is no longer socially acceptable to consume cheeseboards on weekday evenings. It’s Blue Monday today, well-known as the ‘saddest day of the year.’ It was worked […]

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Coping with University Stress

The final year of university has been one of the most stressful experiences for me. Writing my dissertation, assignments, applying for jobs and attempting to plan a future is a lot of pressure, especially when you’ve been stuck in the university bubble for three years. It’s really strange to think that it’s all coming to […]

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Learning To Love Myself

Learning to love myself is a journey in which is still very much in progress, I think almost everyone has those days when they don’t feel particularly happy with themselves. Even some of my most beautiful friends express body confidence doubts which only they can see. I’ve realised recently that it’s important that I love […]

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