Four Essential Ways to Unwind this Autumn

*this is a collaborative piece* It’s the end of summer, and as such we’re heading full steam into shorter days, longer nights and cooler weather. Autumn is a wonderful season of changing hues and climate, but it also comes with its own stresses and anxieties – whether they be related to work, your children, or […]

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When in doubt, or the going gets tough, bake bread.

When in doubt, bake bread. When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods. I do things, productive and creative things. I like to cook, but mostly I […]

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It’s not me, it’s you…

  Something I have learned in my journey to dealing with my own mental health and getting myself into a more fixed better place is that not everyone wants you to be in that better place. Not everyone has grace for you to change your life. People don’t cope very well when someone makes changes […]

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I swear the British winters are trying to kill me…

British winter is trying to kill me.  British winters are not crisp, snowy, pretty and cold but enjoyable. British winters are damp, wet, miserable and germ filled.  This last winter has been long, what feels ridiculously long, and I honestly sometimes feel like the winters are trying to kill me. I think this last one […]

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I’m done, I want out…

This is a whiny Wednesday post. I’m done. I want out. I’m convinced that living in this country is making us constantly sick. I’m convinced that the rain/semi cold/constant damp/a bit of warm weather then back to rain and damp whilst living in over heated houses and going in and out of hot sweaty shops […]

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