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10 Tips to Unlock a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep can feel like an elusive beast and yet we spend approximately a 3rd of our life asleep. That’s not only a long time. But a large amount of time to invest if we’re not actually getting the benefits. We need it to recharge ourselves. When we achieve deeper sleep, with no eye or muscle […]

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3 Mental Health Benefits of Covid-19, According to Research

Depending where you are in the world, Covid-19 may or may not feel like it’s easing up. For many this is a positive sign. We’re excited to get back to some form of ‘normal’. To see friends, possibly return to work or offices and have access to public spaces. For others of us, we may […]

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Summer Alternatives: 5 Things to Look Forward To

I’d hazard a guess that most of us look forward to summer. But we’re now facing a summer unlike any before. We don’t know what the next few months will look like. And the thought of being trapped inside when the sun finally comes out makes everything seem a little gloomier. With so many unanswered […]

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Handling Weight Gain during Pregnancy

As some of you may have guessed from a previous post on Parenting and Pregnancy during Covid-19, I am currently incubating a miniature human. The decision to get pregnant wasn’t always an easy one. I vacillated between feeling ready to handle the challenges of parenthood and being hesitant because I like my life. But also […]

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Loneliness in Lockdown

Some people have said lockdown has been a great equalizer. But I think many of us know this is not true. We may all be weathering the same storm, but we are in very different boats. Some of us have the financial stability to get through relatively unscathed. Others of us are worrying about paying […]

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Medication: To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

The arguments around medication and mental illness can be extremely polarising. I’m not writing this post to sway people or to cast judgement on people’s choices. As with all things, your choice is 100% in your hands and it’s up to you to decide. After all, you know your body best and how you feel […]

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Managing Social Media and News

It feels like you can’t write a blog post or send an email without acknowledging the strange times we’re living in. Having said that, I’ve been quite keen to write some non-Covid related posts. Some of us need a break from it (me included!). And don’t want it ruining a perfectly good blog reading experience. […]

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4 Ways to Check In with Your Mental Health

It feels like you can’t write a blog post or send an email without acknowledging the global pandemic. Guilty as charged. But sometimes I want to forget what is happening outside my window. Like so many of the things in my life right now I need to find some balance. To find my feet in […]

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Pregnancy & Parenting During Covid-19

The experience of being a parent or pregnancy is stressful at the best of times. Throw in a global pandemic and it increases ten-fold. So, what’s it like to be growing, nurturing and parenting for a child in these strange times. The wonderful Brooke of BluetoBliss and myself, Emma of MyMusings&Me teamed up to write […]

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Being Cruel to Be Kind

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (for why it should always be click here) and the theme is being kind. It’s definitely the perfect time to be talking about this topic given what is happening in the world. More than ever it’s important to be kind to each other and it seems like we’re getting the […]

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