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The weight of anxiety

The weight of anxiety is something I have become familiar with over the past couple of years. I find it difficult to articulate to those who don’t experience it, but my hope is that here I can share some illuminating thoughts. If you have anxiety, I am sure you’ll know exactly what I mean. I’ve always been susceptible to stress,…

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My rules for a Netflix binge

Sometimes there’s nothing better than watching a few episodes of your favourite programme on Netflix. Here’s how my binge sessions look: I go for a long walk or a run beforehand. Then I feel like I have earned my time to relax! When it comes to snacks, I get a long glass of water, some yoghurt and some berries to…

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How to fill the void after recovering from an addiction

When recovering from an addiction, keeping busy is a good idea. But, keeping busy won’t necessarily fill the void. You can pick up a hobby that keeps you occupied, distracted, but there’s more to it than keeping yourself distracted. There’s a little more to it when we’re talking about actually filling the void left by addiction. You’re building a whole…

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The woman I’ll be at 75

So, I have plans for my retirement! Here’s what I will be like if I’m lucky enough to reach 75. Bright hair colour There’ll be no grey rinse for me. More like a vivid purple or red, and rather than a bouffant maybe a long plait/braid. Pets Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be surrounded by guinea pigs, as we’ve…

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A manicure for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day always makes me think of pampering and there’s no better way to treat your mum than with a homemade manicure. Treat her to a polish extravaganza! It’s not long until 31st March and here are my tips for giving your mum a manicure to compete with any salon! Luxury cream I always think body lotion feels so much…

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An alternative Christmas playlist

Today I am not going to share the Christmas songs which I love; rather I am going to share alternative songs which make me mushy at this time of year. Read on for films and Disney recommendations which you should play over Christmas dinner! Let’s Go Fly A Kite The final song in Mary Poppins, it makes me blub. Just…

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