Stress-relieving activities to include in your self-care routine

Posted in Mental Health, Self Care, Wellbeing
on February 25, 2018
Stress-relieving activities to add to your self-care routine

As you’ll probably know if you’ve followed my blog for a while, I’m a big advocate of improving mental health.

From my own personal and professional experience, I know the giant impact that mental health conditions can have on our lives.


The thing I really want you to know, though, is that you don’t have to have a diagnosable condition in order to suffer from mental ill-health.

You can be having a ‘bad mental health day’ if you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or just generally in low mood that day.

It’s this kind of ‘every day’ mental health that I want to talk to you about today.

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8 Signs you’re ready to leave your job

Posted in Wellbeing
on February 18, 2018
8 signs you're ready to quit your job

At the beginning of the year, which seems like 395750 days ago, I tweeted that I would be focussing on my career this year. I hope I’m gonna have a bit of a career change and, hopefully, I’ll be able to share my progress with you.



I’ve noticed a few other people in a similar position. Just the other week, I read Lucy’s post on her hopes for a career change.

And, I know, not everyone has their dream job. In fact, most people really don’t.


There’s a certain amount of rubbish-ness to be expected at work; everyone has crap days, weeks, even.

But, if things are consistently so bad that it becomes unbearable, it’s time to weigh up your options and have a think about whether it might be time to move on.

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Mother’s Day Etsy gift guide

Posted in Gift Guides
on February 11, 2018
Mother's Day Etsy Gift ideas

Mother’s Day (coming up on Sunday 11th March in the UK) is all about showing your mum how much she means to you, and how much she’s appreciated. It’s great to get a little bit creative with your present, and show that you’ve put a lot of thought into it.


But, what if, like me, you’re not a very crafty or creative person?


Etsy, of course! Buying stuff from Etsy allows me to say “here, I have a handmade gift for you”

didn’t make it, BUT STILL……


I’ve selected 14 items from across Etsy that I would love to get for my mam. I hope this list inspires you, too. It’s a good idea to get shopping early, especially for personalised items, to make sure it gets to you in time.

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