M.E.N.S – self care or else.

It’s no secret that I’m in therapy. I’ve been in and out of it but went back a few months ago. It’s hard work and not my favourite thing but it is helpful. My therapist is not all nice and pat on the head either. She is in fact incredibly tough and expects me to […]

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Out of Office – work life balance

Work life balance? Before we went away, I had a rather pathetic undramatic realisation that mine is utterly, frankly, crap. I don’t have a work life balance. I don’t switch off. Being a blogger, or social media “influencer” (and I hate that word, it’s pretentious, and frankly stupid, but I can’t think of another word […]

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Loosing weight, getting in shape, looking after me…

Loosing weight, getting in shape, looking after me… In 2016 I wrote about having lost a lot (52lb actually) of weight. I had worked hard, through sensible diet and exercise, to loose weight and get in shape, partly because my knee surgeon had told me to (it’s protocol to be told to loose weight in […]

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Will he let you? How will he cope?

I am going away in 3 weeks time. Leaving my crew for 2 nights and 2 days. It’s my birthday in three weeks time, and instead of gifts, I asked if I could have some time off. I tend to prefer minimum fuss for my birthday, and this year I asked if it would be […]

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In 2019 I am choosing me…

2019 is in full swing, we are almost midway through January, and life has moved on from the Christmas madness. I went back to therapy last week, and it was ok. I am doing ok. We seem to be getting to the root of what may be the cause of some of my anxiety and […]

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Four Essential Ways to Unwind this Autumn

*this is a collaborative piece* It’s the end of summer, and as such we’re heading full steam into shorter days, longer nights and cooler weather. Autumn is a wonderful season of changing hues and climate, but it also comes with its own stresses and anxieties – whether they be related to work, your children, or […]

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Keeping going with Pharmaton

*this is a collaborative post, I was kindly sent some product to review. All opinions are my own* As a busy working mum and wife, I don’t get a lot of time to sit around just watching the world go by, and to be honest, my self care and needs do tend to be put […]

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That’s me in the corner, baking bread…

When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods.  I do things, productive and creative things.  I like to cook, but mostly I like to bake.  It makes […]

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7 reasons to start healthy eating now to be ready for summer 2019.

Thank you to Neil from NeilWelshNutrition for this helpful guest post about getting into better eating and health habits… There are lots of different triggers that can motivate us to change our lifestyles and live healthier. The reasons to look and feel better can vary greatly, but there are many similarities for all of us. […]

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