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    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    What is perfection?

    What is perfect and when did we decide that it was something to strive for and only when we get there will we be truly happy?? Honestly, the more I learn and absorb and expand, the more I realise ‘perfect’ is a load of b.s!! No one is perfect. Ever. Life by definition is messy, and that’s just how it’s supposed to be. Without the messy less than perfect moments we wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the times of happiness, joy and success. Just because an air brushed image of a person in a magazine looks like they are perfect in every way. It doesn’t mean that’s what the…

  • comparison complex and success on your own terms
    Herbal Remedies

    Comparison complex

    When you are struggling with a mental or physical health condition or even something deeply traumatic and emotional it is far too easy to look at other people and compare (what I call the comparison complex). You see them going about their daily lives, seemingly with ease, and wish ‘why can’t I just do things normal people can do’. The same can be said for the internet world. As much as I love social media and the web and it’s ability to form communities, build friendships and give people access to support and advice they may not otherwise have been able to find, as well as giving us creatives an…

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    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    Everyday Mindfulness…

    I’m sure by now you have heard of mindfulness. It definitely seems to be having its moment in the spotlight – not necessarily a bad thing, as it means there’s plenty of information available for you. Personally, mindfulness is something I have been practising since I was diagnosed with my illness nearly 5 years ago. When you have a limited amount of energy to use you definitely have to think more about what you want to use that energy for. What you want to say yes and no to. But this practice, or life mindset applies whether you have an illness or not. What is Mindfulness In essence mindfulness is…

  • Simple tips to improve your day
    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    10 simple ways to improve your day

    Its so easy to get wrapped up in life. The next thing you have to do, the next place you have to be, or that thing that happened earlier that is still bugging you. We can all be guilty of the days passing, blurring one into the next without you realising or really noticing whats going on around you. We all need to take a moment to step off the hamster wheel and appreciate life a little bit more and be present in our days. 10 simple ways to improve your day There are hundreds of small things you can start to do that draw you into the present and…