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How Self Acceptance and Truly Knowing Yourself Will Change Your Life (and Possibly the World)

Are you nice to you or do you talk down to yourself? Without even realising it, you could be chipping away at your confidence every hour of every day. There is much to be said for making peace with all our flaws and the person we perhaps thought we’d be, but didn’t quite manage to be. If we want to truly know ourselves and tune into what makes us tick, so we can attain contentment and happiness, the process of self acceptance is absolutely imperative. I have two questions for you Do you actively do things you know will bring …

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A to Z: How to be More Eco Conscious without it Costing You the Earth

Being eco conscious is all the rage right now. Between the Extinction Rebellion protests, worldwide school strikes and Greta Thunberg’s impassioned recent speech to the UK government, the tide is definitely changing. It’s making ordinary folk reassess their own habits, which can only be a good thing. Facts are we won’t reverse climate change by being a champion recycler or switching on just two lights instead of four. But rather than view this with apathy and wonder what the point is, I urge you to think of it differently. If we create workable sustainable habits now, they will filter down …

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Helpful Books that Could Genuinely Change Your Life

I’ve come to the conclusion that helpful books, ones which have the potential to genuinely change lives, are my absolute favourite kind. Gone are the days where I can leisurely sit around devouring stories for hours on end. When I manage to read a book in its entirety now, it’s because I genuinely connect with the words. Here are some brilliant recommendations, covering everything from mental health and body confidence, to allergies, autism, understanding our past and natural living. I’d like to think there is something here for everyone, no matter how cynical they might be. **Disclaimer: I was sent …

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On Family Estrangement/In Defence of Meghan Markle

I know more than most that family estrangement never occurs without very good reason.  In the early days of my own family estrangement back in 2005, I grieved long and hard for what had been and would never be Cutting ties with mother and the (half) siblings I grew up with had been a long time coming. There was a lot of bad blood. Too many lies had been told. Too much drama brought to my doorstep. Too many situations which had left me broken hearted. Although highly dysfunctional, my family are not evil people, which made walking away from …

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If You’re Not Angry, You’re Not Awake or Everything I’ve Learnt about Anger

Pointless wars creating unprecedented amounts of refugees, whilst fat cats get richer. Homelessness. Food Poverty. Period Poverty. Brexit. Trump. If I allow my mind to spiral, the injustices of the world make me seethe. I went through a stage of ranting at pretty much everyone I knew. My favourite line was: “if you’re not angry, you’re not awake!” Usually said after a few drinks. Much more vehemently after too many drinks. My anger was making my mental health suffer. I felt helpless and useless and pointless. Then one day, I woke up and realised my anger had put me on a fast …