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Mental health & Wellbeing

Body Image/ Body Confidence photoshoot

I recently took part in the MIBA Somerset body confidence photoshoot which was at the stunning Thorney Lakes campsite in Somerset. I have to admit when Elsie the Coordinator for MIBA Somerset was looking for people to be part of the event I was not the first to volunteer. In fact, I nearly didn’t go […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week – I Share the Struggles I Have Had This Week

As you may well know this week is mental health awareness week which is so important. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the last week would have experienced a mental health problem, that is an alarming number of people and unfortunately it is a growing issue. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-uk-and-worldwide I have written a number […]

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Art is Good for the Soul (even if you are not very good at it)

Art is a brilliant way to relax and unwind and it is also great for mental health. You don’t have to be a talented artist creating masterpieces to be able to feel the benefits of art. I love art but I am definitely no artist, my children can draw and paint better pictures than me […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing

The Benefits of Switching Off from your Electronic Devices

I recently worked myself into the ground and was feeling worse for wear. I had worked every day for a month at both my day job which I work Monday to Friday and then my book/blog writing business in the evenings and weekends all of which requires looking at a computer or phone screen for […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing Parenting Advice

Finding the balance for children between screen time and playing outside

As modern day parents we are facing a new dilemma with our children and the boom of electronics. In this day and age it is important for our children to be familiar with electronics and how they work. By having a good knowledge of electronics will help them in the future. However it is also […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing Parenting Advice

Self-care tips for busy parents

As busy parent’s we can often find our days are like a never ending to do list, as soon as we have finished one thing it is straight on to the next. As well as looking after our children, there is cleaning, chores and for some of us work to fit in as well. With […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing

The benefits of Journaling for children and adults – with Heather Rose of Mindset & Me

Journaling is an unsung hero on the fight against mental health for both children and adults. It is a simple activity but writing down your feelings can have a huge effect on your mental health and well being. The power of journaling needs to be utilised more especially for children. My eldest daughter suffers from […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing

Ways to Help Children Improve their Mental Health & Well-being

It is Children’s mental health week and with 1 in 8 children aged between 5 to 9 years old suffering from at least one mental disorder it is time that we start looking into ways to help our children from a young age practice good mental health. Data from the NHS. Emotional well-being in children […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing Parenting Advice

Music brings families together!

Music is a powerful tool to help build and strengthen relationships especially in families. Children from a young age are drawn to music and you will often see children dancing away to a beat without a care in the world and when adults join in with them this can really build a stronger bond and […]

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Mental health & Wellbeing Parenting Advice

Why we should choose Memories over Material.

In society these days is it hard not to be materialistic and want to have the best clothes, newest gadgets and the best toys for ourselves and our children but do these items bring real happiness? Material things bring short term happiness. If you ask your children what presents they got for their previous birthdays […]