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    Health & Wellbeing

    4 Ways to Relax When You’re Stressed Out

    I’ve done posts before on how to stay calm and enjoy life. However, while things like having that cup of tea or bubble bath are great ways to keep any stresses at bay, what do you do if you’re having a stressful moment and can’t seem to find your way out? You know the times I mean. When you have a million thoughts going around your mind and you can’t sit still. You might be worried about something and can’t concentrate. Sometimes, those stressed out moments just happen for one reason or another. Here are some ways to let out all the frustration and regain focus. Art We’re not talking…

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    Health & Wellbeing

    Getting a Good Night’s Sleep | Tips and Tricks

    Starting off the week with a wellbeing post. Specifically, sleep. I, like many of you, love getting a good night’s sleep. For the most part, I don’t have a problem with getting to sleep, especially as I have developed a routine which I stick to as much as possible. However, I find that when I have a late night, it can take me a few days to get back to normal. Whether you are dealing with the effects of a late night, or just find getting a good night’s sleep hard, here are few tips to help you relax and drift off. No screens in bed For a long time…

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    Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Awareness Week 2018

    You may be wondering what’s with all the yellow today. I’m not changing my blog colour scheme, but this week, you will see some yellow popping up now and again. Why? It’s Shine’s Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Awareness Week 2018. For newcomers to my blog (welcome), here’s something you might not know about me. I have hydrocephalus. To find out more about my personal experience with the condition, you can read my post from 2016’s Awareness Week. I realise how lucky I am when it comes to medical conditions, but many are not as fortunate as me. Shine is the UK charity which supports people with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida,…

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    Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva | Book Review*

    Turning into a bit of a book blogger over here! About a month ago I was kindly gifted a copy of Happier Thinking by the author herself, Lana Grace Riva. As I am in a phase of reading lots of wellbeing and mental health books, I was intrigued. Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva Book Review The book is an easy read. There are only 50 pages, so you can sit down with a cup of tea and finish the book in one session. Lana’s style of writing is quite chatty and informal, much like blog writing, which again makes for a relaxed read. Without wanting to give too much…

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    #SoberNotBoring Hearing from You No.1

    Hey everyone! I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve done a blog post, when in reality, it’s only been a week and a half or something like that. Nevertheless, it’s good to be back. Putting all university drama aside for one moment, it’s time to get #SoberNotBoring properly underway! To kick things off, we are hearing from some fabulous bloggers about their experiences with alcohol and sobriety. There will be a few more posts like this over the next couple of months, and I’m so thankful to everyone who got in touch and shared their story. It’s truly inspiring. #SoberNotBoring – Hearing from You Brandy Yates I used to…

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    #SoberNotBoring Campaign Launch

    Hello everyone! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you may have seen a preview of what this post entails, as today is the launch of the #SoberNotBoring campaign! Over the next few months, I’ll be posting about the campaign and how you can get involved. But first off, what is #SoberNotBoring all about? #SoberNotBoring Campaign From a few of my blog posts, you’ll know that I don’t drink alcohol. I have many reasons for making this decision, some of which I have already shared and some I will share as part of the campaign. Now, I’m not here to force people to stop drinking. Up until recently,…

  • The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley Book Review
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    The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley | Book Review

    I know love at first sight is talked about, but can ‘book at first sight’ be a thing? Earlier this summer, I was in The Works in Leicester, and quite literally picked a book off the shelf and bought it. The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley. Usually one to ponder over books, study blurbs, flick through the first pages and stress over if it’s worth the money (I’m a library person myself), this was indeed a rare occasion. What, therefore, led to me doing such a thing? In retrospect, the full title ‘The Sober Diaries How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living’ was a major factor. This spoke to…

  • Notes on a Nervous Planet
    Health & Wellbeing

    Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig | Book Review

    Hello there! Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig made a huge impact on me as you’ll know from my July favourites post. Having experienced mental health issues myself, I want to share my thoughts on why this book is a must read. I first off have to thank Ruth in Revolt. If it wasn’t for her competition on Twitter, I might not have come across this book. Yes, I received my copy for free, but buying the book won’t break the bank. On Amazon, it only costs £4 and I guarantee that it is worth far more than this. The book is quite literally life-changing. What is Notes…

  • July 2018 Favourites
    Fashion & Beauty,  Health & Wellbeing,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    July 2018 Favourites | What I’ve Loved

    It’s time for my July 2018 Favourites. Before we know it, the end of August will arrive! One thing I notice with favourites posts is that beauty products feature heavily. My July 2018 Favourites prove this doesn’t have to be the case. My July 2018 Favourites Devon           Considering I spent the middle chunk of July 2018 in Devon, it’s definitely a favourite! We were lucky with the weather, which made a difference. In July, Devon and Cornwall are susceptible to rain, but not this time. My days involved admiring coastal views, swimming in the sea and eating A LOT of ice cream. Notes on a…