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8 Reasons I love working with a nutritionist

A photograph of a healthy lady on holiday in a beautiful location in Rhodes - Why I Love Working With A Nutritionist - Mrs H's favourite things

At the beginning of this year, I decided that I needed to become healthier. I’m going to turn forty this year. And I’m using that as motivation to work towards becoming a happier and healthier version of myself. A lovely lady called Lamorna is helping me on this journey. Lamorna is a nutritionist and works at Lamorna Nutrition and Fitness. I’m signed up to Lamorna’s Gold Package, this is a 12-week programme that will help me meet my health goals. 8 Reasons…

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Health & welfare

Tools for Improving Your Health

A photograph of a happy and healthy woman standing in front of a swimming pool in a hotel in Rhodes - Tools For Improving Your Health - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. There can be nothing more important than your health, both physically and mentally. But it can be hard to put your health above all the other things in your life. With work, bills and kids to think about, it’s so easy to let a little thing like health slip under the table. You don’t have to uproot your whole life to make way for a new lifestyle. Your health fits into your life and it…

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Health & welfare

A letter to myself as I try to become healthier

A photograph of a beautiful, happy and health woman on her wedding day - A letter to myself as I try to become healthier - Mrs H's favourite things

Dear Lucy I’m writing this letter to you because you have recently embarked on a challenge to become healthier. This is a noble challenge. And something that is very much needed (as I sit here typing you are nursing your fourth cold/ illness in so many weeks). I’m also writing this letter because I know what you’re like as a person. You’re an all or nothing person and a perfectionist. You give your all to something but then at the…

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Health & welfare Mental health

5 ways I’m trying to look after my health

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This post could also have been called 5 ways I’m trying to become happier in my own skin. Because I’m not happy in my own skin at the moment. And when I look in the mirror and I don’t like the person I see staring back at me. I’m reminded of a line from one of my favourite songs: “It’s just that we stayed, too long In the same old sickly skin.”                …

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Motherhood Recurrent miscarriage

The grief of baby loss

A photograph of a brunette lady looking into the distance and looking tearful, her eyes are misted over with tears - The Grief of Baby Loss - Mrs H's favourite things

Our first baby was due on 14th January 2013. Although, I struggle to remember the due dates for the other babies I’ll always remember the day that our first baby was due to enter our lives. Sadly, that little boy or girl was never meant to be ours to hold. At 11 weeks pregnant, we discovered that the baby was dead. Their heartbeat had stopped when I was 6 weeks pregnant. When the midwife told me that the baby didn’t…

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Mental health My ramblings

When the words won’t flow

A photograph of a woman with brown hair wearing a red plaid shirt and red lipstick - she is looking down and away from the camera - she looks pensive - When the words don't flow - talking to children about Depression and Anxiety - Mrs H's favourite things

Sometimes when I write about my depression the words just flow. It’s as if they were always there just waiting to be written down in black and white. On other occasions, I want to write but the words aren’t forthcoming. They won’t flow. Words are created and deleted. Sentences are written and rewritten. Paragraphs are formed and unformed. I can start a post about one thing and then it becomes about something completely different. For example, when I sat down to…

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Finding happiness My ramblings

18 for 2018

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Over the past few months, I’ve begun to listen to Podcasts. One of my favourite podcasts is Happier by Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. In one of her recent podcasts, she shared her list of 18 things she plans to do in 2018. As soon as I heard Gretchen and her sister discuss their 18 for 2018 lists, I knew that I had to write one for my blog. It’s part bucket list and part goal setting but…

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Health & welfare

5 steps to the perfect pamper night with Simply Be

A photograph of a new pair of checked grey and light pink pyjamas and a pack of Decleor beauty goodies - 5 Steps to the Perfect Pamper - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post with Simply Be. The run-up to Christmas is stressful. There always seems to be so much to do. Also with the nights closing in, it feels like there is even less time to complete the never-ending task list. When life gets like this I try to spend some time putting myself first. And a pamper night is the perfect way to do this. Here are my 5 steps to the ultimate pamper night: 5 steps…

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