good vibes only
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #19

This week's post may seem like a bit of a cop out as I've not had any time for self-care this week but stick with me here. My latest self-care tip is to have a good moan. Seriously, don't bottle it all up. It wasn't until 8.30pm on Friday that I finally had some time… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #19

David Shillinglaw x Mind t-shirts from Culture Label
Mental Health

Wear your Mind on your t-shirt with Culture Label

I strongly believe in raising awareness of mental health and the need to increase resources for those who are struggling, so I'm incredibly proud and honoured to be working with Culture Label* to help promote their latest charity campaign. They're working with street artist David Shillinglaw on a range of t-shirts, with a new design… Continue reading Wear your Mind on your t-shirt with Culture Label

tidy office
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #17

A tidy desk = a tidy mind. Or at least that's what I'm hoping. Since National Stationery Week I've had all my new purchases and review post goodies stashed in a corner of the office and piled high on my desk - not good for the ol' creative juices. So the other night, having scheduled… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #17

jenson swimming
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #16

One of my highlights of the week is taking Jenson to his swimming lesson. Of course, it helps when we have time to stop for coffee and cake with our friends after, but I actually really love just being in the water with him. He's so happy and fearless, it's great to see, and it's… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #16

the next together by lauren james
Books, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #15

Some weeks the only real time I get to myself is when I'm travelling to and from work. It's a four-hour round trip and the only part of the day where someone doesn't want something from me - when I'm not either at work or with Jenson. I've always got a book on me because… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #15

Jenson sleeping two years old
Jenson, Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #14

This is a face I've seen a lot of this week. I know I've mentioned sleep in my self-care tips before but in a week where I've been busy at work and had a not particularly well child on my hands while I've been at home, sleep has been key. I've left the dishes til… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #14

my gratitude journal
Mental Health, stationery

Self-Care Sunday #13

Wow, it's been a busy week. I've done the equivalent of an extra working day from home this week, taken Jenson to his swimming lesson, gymnastics and the park, plus lunch with the family and general mum/housework duties, so there's not been a helluva lot of time for me/self-care. Fortunately, I started a gratitude journal… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #13

spring gardens
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #12

During peak times at work it's so easy to eat your lunch at your desk in order to crack on when really your productivity (and mental health) would benefit from a break away from your screen. The other day I did just that and actually took some time to walk around the campus gardens. Twice… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #12

gratitiude journal from Department Store for the Mind
Mental Health, stationery

National Stationery Week 2017: Thank You Thursday [Department Store for the Mind review and giveaway]

I hope that this week's National Stationery Week posts introduce you to at least one new brand and that you discover plenty of gorgeous goodies to adorn your office with. And perhaps some will help you with more than providing a nice new pen or notebook. I first heard about Department Store for the Mind… Continue reading National Stationery Week 2017: Thank You Thursday [Department Store for the Mind review and giveaway]