We all have friends that feel like family but family that we have chosen. The friends that you don’t speak to for weeks and months on end but you can just pick up the phone or meet for coffee and it feels like you’ve only see them yesterday. The friends where you can put your … Continue reading Real Situations Expose Fake People
In my last blog I talked about the benefits I found from writing down my negative thoughts on paper and then throwing the paper away. It helped me identify why I felt a certain way and to re-evaluate my self talk during a time when I felt negatively about myself. From this experience I wondered … Continue reading 4-Week-Challenge – Positive Post-It Notes
As you know my 4-week-challenge this week is positive post-it notes. They are everywhere! On my mirror, my wall, my kitchen cupboard and my computer. Everywhere I look there is a smiley face, positive statement or just a funny silly drawing. I wont go too much into it as this is next weeks’ blog but … Continue reading What you say about yourself, to yourself
I wanted to take a look at a couple of celebrity self help books for review as they are often high sellers due to their authors being so well known and often more relatable to a younger female audience. Like me, they have no qualifications on advising people how to live their lives but have … Continue reading Reading Review: Kate Hudson – Pretty Happy and Fearne Cotton – Happy
I’m sure we have all been there watching films that have left us with snotty noses, jittery breathing, puffy eyes and blotchy faces. Also known as the ‘ugly cry’ but did you know that a good old ugly cry to a sad film can actually make us feel happier? Ohio State University conducted a piece … Continue reading Movie Guide to Feeling Good; Lost Love, Loneliness and Death….
This last month I set myself the challenge of planning ahead for every day to see how much more productive and less forgetful I could become. As I wrote about in my de-cluttering blog my level of organisation is somewhat lacking. I can never remember where I have put something important, only to find that … Continue reading 4-Week-Challenge – Daily Planning
As part of my own journey into being a better version of me I have been reading quite a few books. These are words that, a couple of years ago, I never thought I would say. I read audio books but I do also buy some of the ones I really like so I can … Continue reading Reading Review: Emotional intelligence & How To Win Friends And Influence People
When I was a child I remember being in my back garden making potions and perfumes out of petals and pond water. Not the most floral of scents but I remember being completely lost in my experiments and excited as to what I could produce. Today these experiments have turned into making candles and homemade … Continue reading Bring Back Messy Play
As you saw from my 4-week-challenge I was meditating daily but due to my London house sharing lifestyle this invariably became a bedroom activity. As you can imagine asking my housemates to turn off their YouTube videos, stop cooking, talking or even moving in order to remain completely silent whilst I sat crossed legged listening … Continue reading How many pens do you actually need?
Over the past four weeks I have been meditating daily as part of my four-week challenge. Meditation seems to be very ‘on trend’ in the world of self development at the moment. It seems that anybody who has ever documented turning their life around sites some of their success to regularly meditating. Meditation is not … Continue reading 4-Week-Challenge – Meditation