Smile! – When It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash My son who’s 7 was sat at the table eating lunch when he said “Mummy, it’s really important to smile!” I said “Yes, it is but it’s even more important to show others how you’re feeling. You don’t always have to smile!” “But I learnt it at Continue Reading

Not a Runner – Starting My Couch to 5K Challenge

When I was at school, I hated PE. Not only did I dislike the physical exertion, I hated being outside in the cold. Inevitably, PE almost always ended up a session of me defending myself from bullies in some way, or my poor skills because I never understood the rules Continue Reading

When the Mask Falls – Discovering the Truth About Myself Through Minimalism and Slow Living

Some time has passed since my last post, but truthfully, I’ve been going through a few things, and I’ve also discovered something big about myself in the healing process.  I’ll start by briefly mentioning that I’m in the process of healing for postnatal OCD, obsessively checking on my baby daughter, Continue Reading

Stuck Inside – Ways To Beat Boredom and Maintain Your Mental Health

It’s like something from an apocalyptic movie;  a pandemic has been announced, countries are in lockdown, people are isolating themselves for months, and businesses are struggling.  In times like these, it’s easy to panic, and it’s easy to lose sight of the good things around you. And if you’re self-isolating Continue Reading

Healing Your Inner-self: Care For Others by Caring For You

While walking the dog, I saw a single white flower, almost like a large daisy, beneath a tree where everything else around it was defeated by ground frost. This flower stood defiant against the elements for many more weeks before finally going crispy and brown. Even then, it stood proud, Continue Reading

How to Deal With Toxic People and Better Understand Yourself in the Process

Minimalism is more than just about decluttering your home and your schedule. It can also apply to people and relationships in your life that are causing you stress or harm. So, this week’s post is all about how to deal with toxic people.  You know the kind of person; they Continue Reading