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General Election 2017. It’s killing me. I’m a hard left, socialist, progressivist and strong backer for Corbyn. Maybe I shouldn’t or didn’t have to reveal that, but I just did. Social injustice makes me so mad. Media bias makes me irate. But people who rock up on election day spouting nonsense make me fume. And […]

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a conversation

Sometimes support can come from the most unlikely of places. At work I was asked to take on some more kids, a couple of two-hour sessions on my current days off. I work Wednesday to Friday, as a tutor for children who’ve been permanently excluded, and that is more than enough. My perfectionism and need-to-please […]

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Hi guys! Do you remember me? I’ve been in hibernation mode, I do apologise. It all started when I started getting busy for Christmas, and Christmas fairs. Then I started some horrific medication. Then I moved house. Then I got dogs. Then plumbing problems. Then Buzzfeed found me. Then work got busy. So. As you […]

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January Self Care Challenge!

I’m determined to start 2017 with a bang, and by bang, I mean gently and filled with kindness. So not really with a bang at all. More like… a hug? HERE IS MY CHALLENGE TO YOU! Every day throughout January I will be posting prompts on instagram and encouraging you to join in! You can take […]

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a slip, fall, and comeback

Hi all, It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog, and that’s because I’ve not been feeling so great. I TOOK TOO MUCH ON AGAIN. And it made me pretty unwell. I noticed that I no longer wanted to do a lot of my hobbies. I wasn’t making inspiring lessons. I was cancelling […]

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decluttering as self care

I sit here writing this in the kitchen sink at my desk. My desk has not been accessible for a year. More, probably. As I mentioned before here, when I am not in the best of places, I become a hoarder. Maybe it’s an attempt at comfort from material possessions, maybe it’s lack of desire […]

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selfish craft

I don’t’ like to use the word selfish when it comes to doing things I love. It creates a negative cloud over the act of self-care. However, I’ve been thinking about this a lot since I read the latest blog post by Amy of Super + Super (read it here), and about how important it […]

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sleep matters

Sleep has such a massive effect on our moods and on our health. Now if, like me, your moods also affect your health, then it becomes a big player in how we feel, act, and live. I’ve always read the stats about how important sleep is. To the point where it becomes white noise, like […]

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i’m cured! oh wait…

Sometimes you need a brutal awakening to remind you just how fragile this whole mental health thing is. This week, I forgot to take my meds. It was only one pill, on one day – I’m not that bad, surely it won’t be so terrible?! Oh my. It began with a mild panic. It was […]

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hug boxes

I am super excited to tell you about my new idea. A bit of a self-care box and/or a great gift idea! I’m not allowed to post these on etsy apparently because mystery boxes aren’t allowed according to their rules. So here we go!   Sometimes you just need a hug. I read an article which said […]

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