October 2019 Papergang subscription box - review
Mental Health, stationery

Papergang review: October and November 2019 boxes

Disclosure: I bought these boxes myself but if you use my referral link, I get a free box for every two people who sign up - stationery for everyone! It's happened: I've fallen back in love with Papergang. I've bought the odd box in the past (Gemma Correll has always tempted me to subscribe), but… Continue reading Papergang review: October and November 2019 boxes

Books for World Mental Health Day 2019
Books, Mental Health

World Mental Health Day 2019

This post features some affiliate links Today is World Mental Health Day. I'm a big believer in talking about mental health every day of the year, but I appreciate that these awareness days draw attention to causes that may otherwise pass people by, particularly when it comes to recognising symptoms they may not have realised… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2019

Mindfulness Cards: Simple Practices for Everyday Life by Rohan Gunatillake - review
Lifestyle, Mental Health

Simple mindfulness practices for everyday life

[I was sent this product for review purposes and all thoughts are my own. This post also features an affiliate link] I've been trying a few different tips and tricks this year to bring a bit more mindfulness into my everyday life. I've been journaling, keeping a gratitude log, regularly setting and reflecting on goals,… Continue reading Simple mindfulness practices for everyday life

Six months of daily journaling - Dingbats Earth Journal. Bullet journal review
Mental Health, stationery

Six months of daily journaling

Way back when I was using my first couple of bullet journals, I liked to set up my spreads in advance. This year I've learned that it's so much more beneficial to set them up as you go. The idea of winging it may sound terrifying to some but I've really liked having something so… Continue reading Six months of daily journaling

Creative journaling and mindfulness workshop with Love Light Lexi
Lifestyle, Mental Health, stationery

Creative journaling and mindfulness workshop

Earlier this week I headed back to The Green Room for a creative journaling and mindfulness workshop with Lexi from Love Light Lexi. I started bullet journaling three years ago (check out my first post here) and dipped in and out of various notebooks, struggling to meet the ridiculous expectations I set myself. Towards the… Continue reading Creative journaling and mindfulness workshop

What I've been reading lately #13
Books, geekery, Mental Health

What I’ve been reading lately #13

This post contains affiliate links This year's Reading Challenge is going well - I'm already five books in. I've previously reviewed Ryder Carroll's The Bullet Journal Method and I'll be sharing my thoughts on Jane Harper's The Lost Man in a few weeks on the blog tour (spoiler alert: it's awesome!). Today I'm sharing some… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #13

Slow Box review and giveaway
Lifestyle, Mental Health

12 Days of Christmas #10: Slow Box

My 12 Days of Christmas giveaways continue with the ultimate gift for people looking to slow down over the festive period. Slow Box, formerly Hygge Box, is a fab subscription service, offering recipients the chance to take a moment to slow down and savour the moment. Products featured are ethical and showcase the work of… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #10: Slow Box

Geek Magnifique by Melissa Boyle
Books, geekery, Mental Health

Book review: Geek Magnifique by Melissa Boyle

Getting a book deal is the dream for a lot of bloggers but how many of those bloggers have a unique story tell? How many have something important to say? How many have the power to actually change lives? Melissa Boyle, of Geek Magnifique, ticks all of these boxes and more. I've been following Geek… Continue reading Book review: Geek Magnifique by Melissa Boyle

St Moritz Hotel - spa break review
Cornwall, Mental Health

A blissful birthday break at St Moritz Hotel

First of all, I'm totally not sorry for the alliterative title of this post. Second of all, I'm not sorry (much) that I left Jenson for 24 hours after he spent a night being a sick. You know why? Because I was reminded that other people are more than capable of stepping in (thanks, Dad!)… Continue reading A blissful birthday break at St Moritz Hotel

Focused Fox goals notebook review
Lifestyle, Mental Health

A week of self-care

On a Sunday evening, most people relax in preparation for the upcoming working week. A week ago I found my eyes closing while I was sat on the sofa watching Luke cook tea, before rushing to get Jenson to sleep in time for #lbloggers and #BlogosphereChat, then making the final edits to a blog post… Continue reading A week of self-care