Mental Health Well-being

The Importance of Creating Healthy Boundaries

May 24, 2022

The Importance of Creating Healthy Boundaries was first published in March 2021 and updated in May 2022. What are boundaries? If you look up boundary in the dictionary, you will find several definitions. Boundary: A real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something. The limit of a subject or principle. The limit of what someone considers to be acceptable behaviour. Until I started training to become a counsellor, I hadn’t given much thought to boundaries. But I…

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Personal Development Well-being

Why It’s Important to Celebrate the Small Wins

May 18, 2022
Small Wins

Remember to celebrate the small wins. I had been so caught up in the bigger picture of building my photography business I’d completely forgotten about the smaller goals along the way – or micro-goals as they’re otherwise called. I sat there in silence, replaying the words over and over in my head. Why did I need somebody to tell me this? I spent seven years running my own photography/videography business and invested in many courses to help me learn the…

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Health Mental Health Well-being

The Positive Health Benefits of Getting Outside

February 11, 2022

The Positive Health Benefits of Getting Outside was first published in February 2021 and updated in February 2022. The positive health benefits of getting outside are huge. Even though the UK is slowly starting to embrace a new normal, there’s still an air of uncertainty. Our mental and physical health should remain a priority, and self-care practices developed during the pandemic, need to continue. The last 2-years have been difficult for everyone, and if I had to describe them in…

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Mental Health Well-being

How Your Morning Routine Can Impact Your Day

January 19, 2022
Wellness

(4-minute Read)   Do you have a morning routine?    It might be something you’ve never thought about, but your morning routine can positively or negatively impact the rest of your day.   Your morning routine might involve snoozing your alarm multiple times, before swiftly jumping out of bed realising, you’re late. Running to the bathroom, spending 30-seconds under the shower, then frantically getting dressed, with your wet hair dripping everywhere. Breakfast is a slice of toast and a coffee…

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Mental Health Personal Development Well-being

Understanding Wellness and Restoring Balance

January 13, 2022
Wellness

Understanding Wellness and Restoring Balance “Just living isn’t enough, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” -Hans Christian Anderson” The Cambridge Dictionary defines wellness as: The state of being healthy, especially when it is something that you are actively trying to achieve The state of being healthy isn’t just about eating well and exercising; wellness includes physical, mental, and emotional health. Lifestyle habits, spirituality, relationships, your career, and life purpose all have an impact on your wellness and…

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Vegan Lifestyle Well-being

Veganuary – Simple Tips and Advice for Joining in

January 5, 2022

Simple Tips and Advice for Joining in with Veganuary was originally published in January 2019 and updated in January 2022. Veganuary Whether it’s for health reasons or ethical reasons, Veganuary is getting more and more attention each year. In 2021 580,000+ people signed up for Veganuary, which is double the number of people who signed up in 2019. Veganuary is a fantastic way to learn more about the positive impact and benefits a vegan lifestyle can have. In 2020 the…

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Mental Health Well-being

What to do When Life Throws You a Curveball

May 25, 2021

What to do when life throws you a curveball. Ducking, and diving, riding the wave, roll with the punches, taking it one day at a time. Whatever you like to call life’s curveballs, sometimes an almighty tidal wave swallows you whole, and you just have to deal with it the best way you can. The last year has been hard. Pandemic anyone? But then on top of that, we’ve all had our own personal stories to deal with. As the…

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Mental Health Personal Development Well-being

Goodbye Comfort Zone, Hello Vulnerability

March 11, 2021

Training to become a counsellor isn’t easy. Getting out of my comfort zone, learning to be vulnerable, and becoming self-aware are the things that have pushed me to my limits. In order to deal with the last two, I’ve had to push through the first one – repeatedly. When I was on level 2, a level 3 student came to talk to our class, and he described the training as being turned inside out and back again. Someone else described…

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Mental Health Well-being

Training to Become a Counsellor, My Journey so Far

March 4, 2021

In 2019, I took on one of the biggest challenges of my life. I went back to college and started training to become a counsellor. I’ve heard people say that being a counsellor is a second career. Something else has already come before it, and somewhere in your 30s or 40s, you realise it’s time for a change. Depending on how long you count as a career, in my case, it’s probably my third or fourth! CAD Technician, self-employed photographer…

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