Year: 2019

intention setting for 2020
Mental Health

Intention Setting for 2020 and the New Decade

According to the many experts in all-things-a-bit-woo, intention setting is absolutely vital to success and achieving goals. Without committing to the intent, we’re a lot more likely to fail.

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last minute Christmas gift ideas
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

I’m usually one of those annoyingly smug people who has all their Xmas gifts wrapped by the 1st December. As an avid charity shop buyer, I usually pick up pressies all year round and stash them. But distractions have well and truly got in the way recently, hence this list. Truth be told, it’s more […]

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kids are resilient
Mental Health

Is “Kids are Resilient” the Biggest Lie Parents are Sold?

My first inkling of the “kids are resilient” myth came from my own mother, when I was 23 years old. I was travelling in Asia and took a phone call about my half brother who had been sectioned. He was a classic case of a drug addict who started young. Smoked his first spliff at […]

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sugar and teeth
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Sugar and Teeth: Just One of the Devastating Consequences of a Neglectful Childhood

Having joked many times in the past that I grew up on a diet of sugar and neglect, I didn’t think writing this piece would evoke such emotion. Yet here we are. They say toothache is the next worse pain to childbirth and now I’ve experienced both, I’m inclined to agree. The photo below is […]

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Deactivate Facebook
Mental Health

How to Deactivate Facebook and Why I Can’t Recommend Doing it Highly Enough

My recent decision to deactivate Facebook came hot on the heels of watching The Great Hack – which delves into the Cambridge Analytica scandal. I now view the “harmless fun” of social media in a totally different way. We are mere data points to these giants – to be sold to and manipulated. Coming off […]

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