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An Open Letter To My 23-Year-Old Self

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Trigger warning: This post contains references to depression and attempted suicide. You may find this triggering if you have personal experience of such subjects. Dear Lucy I know that this is the most traumatic year of your life. I know that you’re broken. And you’re looking for a way to mend yourself. But there doesn’t seem to be a solution. The pain and depression are too intense. The hole is too deep. Nothing can fill it. You feel like you’re…

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Home & Garden

How To Design A Living Room You Want To Spend Time In

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“How to design a living room you want to spend time in” is a collaborative post. It’s an age-old problem for families everywhere: you spend so much time fighting with your home that you never quite get to enjoy being there. If you aren’t tripping up over toys and accidentally stepping on stray Lego, you are probably chasing dishes around the kitchen and shouting at everyone to tidy up after themselves. The good news is that you can break this…

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Finding Happiness Reviews & Giveaways

We’re Konfidence Swimologist Ambassadors And Win A £50 Gift Voucher

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AD – As Konfidence Swimologist Ambassadors we have been sent many products to review and are being sent to Alton Towers to put these products through their paces. However, we’re not being compensated financially for these posts and as always all words, opinions and images are my own and 100% honest. We’re Konfidence Swimologist Ambassadors And Win A £50.00 Gift Voucher We’re thrilled to announce that we’re Konfidence Swimologist Ambassadors for 2019. Konfidence are Europe’s leading dedicated designers and manufacturers…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Chronic Depression And Deciding To Become A Parent

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Deciding to have children is a tough decision at the best of times. Deciding to start a family when you have chronic depression and anxiety, and take regular medication is another thing altogether. Years ago, I read an article in The Guardian that discusses the July 2014 guidelines that were issued to GPs by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). These guidelines give doctors advice on how they should treat female patients who suffer from depression. In particular, it recommends that…

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Books & Bakes Mental Health

Bullet Journal Monthly Set-Up for May

I’ve been using a bullet journal for the past few years. A bullet journal helps my mental health as it allows me to be more organised, which combats my anxiety. But it also provides me with a creative outlet. (I don’t think of myself as very creative but my bullet journal lets that small side of me out). However, over the past few months, I haven’t been so good at using my bullet journal. And I have really noticed a…

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Books & Bakes

Giant Chocolate Button Cookie Recipe

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I’ve always found baking hugely therapeutic. And so I love the fact that Little Miss H likes to bake with me. One of our favourite things to bake is cookies. They are easy to make and once you get the basic recipe down then they can be adapted – smartie cookies, Oreo cookies, Malteser cookies and chocolate chip cookies. I even have a  delicious rocky road cookie recipe that you may like to try. This recipe includes my basic cookie recipe…

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Health & Welfare Mental Health

5 Ways To Boost Your Wellbeing

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This is a collaborative post. Are you looking to improve your wellbeing? The more we focus on our wellbeing, the happier and healthier we’ll ultimately become. The great news is, there are lots of ways you can boost your wellbeing and below you’ll discover just 5 of them. 5 Ways To Boost Your Wellbeing 1. Utilise The Power Of Essential Oils Stress is one of the leading causes of health issues in today’s modern society. The hectic pace of life…

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Mental Health Travel & Days Out

How A Change Of Scenery Can Really Benefit Your Mental Health

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This is a collaborative post. Getting away from it all, even just for a few days, may seem like a luxury, but did you know it could be crucial to your mental health? Even just taking a day trip can have a significantly positive effect on your mental health. If you’ve been going through a stressful time, whether at work or because of a personal tragedy, below you’ll discover why a change of scenery could be just what you need.…

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