7 Nature Activities to Keep Kids Calm During Spring Break Travel

This guest post on nature activities is kindly written by Sandi from Ecohappiness. Found out more about their work below. Family travel gives both parents and children the opportunity to see new places and enjoy their surroundings. “Giving our children the chance to soak in nature’s beauty during a family vacation is especially important these days as […]

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How Unexpected Pregnancy Symptoms Impacted My Mental Health

I always supposed that I knew what pregnancy would be like generally. Of course, I did not fool myself into thinking it would be exactly the same for me. I acknowledged the range and individualization of people’s experiences. Likewise, I knew enough not to believe the portrayals I saw on TV and in films; which […]

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Why is Busyness Toxic For Our Mental Health?

Life can feel like a marathon. Jumping from one thing to the next and over each hurdle as we come to it. Never a time to press pause or take a break. Figure out where we’re going, what we’re doing or what could be the best route for us. When life get’s too busy it’s […]

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A Guide to Why Happiness is an Inside Job

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about happiness as an inside jobs. And with a few years hindsight the idea continues to resonate with me. Having searched for happiness for years, by seeking validation, from products I purchased or pleasing those around me. It took a long time to realise that happiness truly came […]

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Why the Basics of Self Care are Important

When it comes to self-care it easy to pressurize ourselves. Whether it’s struggling to find the time for self-care. Or opting to put our feet up and relax instead of pursuing more creative or active pastimes. Too tired to engage with anything else. It can feel like self-care is one more thing we have to, […]

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A Guide to Pressing Pause for Your Mental Health

We live in a hectic world. Everything feels non-stop. All the time. If you’re not smashing a ceiling or achieving the next big thing. Then what are you doing? But what does this mean for our mental health? Does society make us feel that if we’re not progressing than we’re failing? When do we get […]

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Why is Routine Crucial to our Mental Health?

Many of us may not have given routine much thought before. Perhaps we used routines because they helped us feel organized. And ensured that we got things done and nothing gets forgotten. But Covid-19 may have changed that. Perhaps our total loss of routine revealed to us quite how much we rely on it. And […]

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A Guide to Accepting Compliments (& Why It’s Not Easy)

Learning to accept compliments or at least being open to the has certainly been a journey. My younger self would cringe at any positive remarks. Often making a joke; usually a self-deprecating one. Or refuting the comment outright. I don’t know when this behaviour started. But it struck me as a shame that I couldn’t […]

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Why Self-Care Isn’t Just a Bubble Bath

Today the self-care industry is valued at around $11 billion, stretching to the staggering heights of $450 billion when tech is included. That’s an awful lot of money. And whilst the value of the industry, estimated to grow to $13 billion by 2026, shows our (re)newed commitment to self-care. It’s also a sign that it […]

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Why Anxiety Isn’t All Bad

For those of us who have experienced anxiety disorders, this may seem like an odd topic choice. And that’s ok. Perhaps this blog post will resonate with you. Or not. It’s very much based on my own experience. And therefore is just one of many perspectives. Remembering, of course, that no two diagnoses are exactly […]

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