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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

A photograph of a woman - 5 Ways that I'm Trying to Look After My Health - Mrs H's favourite things

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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Mental Health

15 Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

An inspirational photograph of a woman standing on a beach at sunset and looking out to the sea _ 15 steps for looking after my mental health - Mrs H's favourite things

I’ve been quite open recently that my mental health hasn’t been brilliant. It certainly isn’t terrible but I haven’t been myself. I’ve been feeling anxious and unmotivated. There have been days when I have felt tearful, unable to control my mood and I have just wanted to clamber back into bed and sleep. There are many small reasons why my depression has relapsed. The stress and sadness of the recurrent miscarriages and the anxiety I felt in my last pregnancy has caught…

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Fashion & Beauty

The Final Countdown – A Month To Get Gorgeous!

I know exactly what I will be doing in a month’s time. I will be drinking prosecco, enjoying a baby free night and having a fantastic time. In a month’s time I am going to be Matron of Honour to the beautiful and wonderful soon-to-be Mrs S. I am beyond excited. It is going to be a fabulous day. However, something rather disturbing has just dawned on me. I am going to be in photos. Their photographer is hugely talented (check…

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