Life Tips

A dive into deprivation

I watched a documentary a while ago about some friends from America that go to a small village in Guatemala for 56 days to see if they can each live on a dollar a day. [youtube]   Their experience keeps coming back to me and reminding me of how privileged I am to have […]

You Need a Hug

***Dedicated to my friend Lisa who put me onto the importance of 20-second hugs***   International Hugging Day falls on the 21st of January. I know that’s a way off, but it’s always good to be prepared. Why does hugging need a special day anyway? Really, we should be rolling in hugs every day. There’s […]

The Power of Naps

For time untold, cats have had the right idea. Naps are good. It’s not lazy or unproductive; in fact, it could be the most productive thing you do all day! Napping can refresh the mind, boost creativity and intelligence, and improve health. Even big companies like Uber, Google, and Ben & Jerry’s are encouraging their […]

I Like To Move It Move It – Reasons To Get Off That Chair

Actually, I hate moving. I like to snuggle up in a cozy spot, preferably with a conveniently placed sunbeam, and not move from there until my bladder is bursting or I’m desperate for some coffee. This is a Bad Thing. Why? Because movement affects every function and process of the body. You’ve heard of healthy […]

A Touch of Sun

Welcome to the first in a series of self-care pieces we’ll be showcasing. We’ll look at a number of self-care tips, the science behind them, and how to put them into practice yourself. Today we’ll talk about sunlight. Featured Photo by Kerrythe Mahaffey What is It? The sun. That giant star in the center of […]

Get Unstuck. Walk.

It was raining on and off – the perfect day for cosying up with a blankie and a book which is exactly what I’d been doing the whole morning. I felt the need to connect with the outside world, to interact with strangers and talk to them about everyday things in meaningful ways. I wanted […]

Why you Should Never Argue With a Depressed Person

**Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this article has been personally experienced by me** I have a problem with the term ‘depressed’. It is universally misunderstood. People use it regularly to describe low mood, sadness, or feeling down. Depression is not feeling sad. Depression is the loss of the ability to feel happy. [bctt tweet=”Depression is not […]

Why everyone should write

Just about every time I sit down to write I start with “Really need to write more”. I also noticed I like to thank my books and pens a lot for how they serve me so loyally, saying things like: “I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have books to write in and […]

It’s ok not to specialise – maybe you’re a Scanner

What was I going to write about? Oh yes, “Scanners”. No, not the type you use to make digital copies of family photos to store on your PC but, rather, a type of personality. They have also been referred to as generalists or multi-potentialites. The term “Scanner” is used by Barbara Sher to describe a […]

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