What I've been reading lately
Books

What I’ve been reading lately #14

This post contains affiliate links I've just hit 12 on my Goodreads total for the year so far and I'm really pleased with the variety of titles I've managed to tick off my list. I'm trying not to read two consecutive titles from the same genre and it's turned out to be a really fun… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #14

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

Self-Care Sunday
Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

This time last week I set myself a few goals in aid of Mental Health Awareness Week. I'm very much of the mind that this is something we need to be conscious of every week but it was a good starting point when it comes to addressing my stress levels. Goal #1: Not blog every… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018
Lifestyle, Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

Tomorrow sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is Stress: Are we coping? I think a fair few of us would struggle to admit that, actually, we're not coping all that well. Two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes and stress is a key… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

January 2018 gratitude (Happy Journal)
Mental Health

January gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #43)

It's so easy, when you've got a packed schedule or when you're having a stressful week at work, to focus on the negatives. This week I've been focusing on the mum guilt because it took Jenson being sent home from nursery twice for me to take him to the doctors and find out that he… Continue reading January gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #43)

The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy - book review
Books, Mental Health

Book review: The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy (Self-Care Sunday #38)

I've been raving about Blurt on this blog for months now. For the uninitiated, they're a social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression. They "raise awareness, provide tools and knowledge to help proactive recovery and challenge the stigma that prevents people reaching out for help". I've mentioned a couple of their tools before:… Continue reading Book review: The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy (Self-Care Sunday #38)

tea and chocolate
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #36

You may have noticed a lack of self-care posts over the last fortnight. Not gonna lie, I've not had a lot of time for self-care, despite my insistence that everyone should be able to find at least half an hour for themselves each week. We all have our bad weeks. What I've learned this week,… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #36

saturday share
blogging

Saturday Share #118

Must-read blog posts this week include tips on working with brands, improving your design skills and prepping for another stationery swap. Some bloggers worry that they'll lose their audience when they start blogging about their pregnancy but the opposite is true for me as a reader, as I've totally fallen for Forever Amber over the… Continue reading Saturday Share #118

learn to rest not quit
blogging, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #32

I've been daily blogging for a while now and I bleddy love it - although some days it's a bit of a struggle. Don't get me wrong, this schedule is entirely self-inflicted; I have so many ideas and there are so many awesome brands and creatives that I want to work with that I am… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #32

Cornwall, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #26

Do you have a place where you can go where you instantly feel relaxed an at peace? Earlier this week I popped into a little memorial garden and it was so beautiful and peaceful. I'm always walking past on the way to the park with Jenson but this time we popped in and I was… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #26