• How Food Can Make Or Break Your Brain
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    How Food Can Make Or Break Your Brain

    For the longest time, nutrition researchers put their effort into understanding the relationship between food and common diseases of the body, especially heart disease. Over time, they discovered that a diet rich in animal food and fat led to problems with the circulatory system which could ultimately kill people. Diseases of the brain were comparatively rare in the past, mostly because people tended not to live long enough to get them. But as life expectancies increased, brain disease also began to become more common, and that led researchers to wonder whether the food people eat played a role. During that process, a lot was discovered about the relationship between the…

  • Gratitude list #8
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    Gratitude list #8

    Gratitude list #8 is the eighth instalment of my gratitude series. I am a firm believer in the fact that no matter how hard life gets, we still have an abundance of things to be appreciative and grateful for. The idea behind this series is to remind myself of just how lucky I am for all of my blessings. With that, here are the things I am grateful for in Gratitude List #8.   Family Next week will be half term for Molly and I can’t blummin’ wait. I get to have some lazy mornings, ahem, but mostly because I think Molly is ready for the break. Her transition from…

  • Picking Yourself Back Up After A Setback - 5 Things You Can Try
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    Picking Yourself Back Up After A Setback – 5 Things You Can Try

    Get back on the horse, they say – but it’s not always as simple as that is it? Any kind of knock or setback can bring you down, and it’s not always easy to bounce back straight away. While some things can take time to process and heal, there are some things you can do to help you perk up and get over the worst. Take a look at these five suggestions for things you can do to pick yourself back up after it all goes wrong.   1. Make a plan When things are going wrong or you’re feeling underwhelmed, it can be difficult to process everything that’s going…

  • 10 Ways To Motivate Yourself When You're Feeling Down
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    10 Ways To Motivate Yourself When You’re Feeling Down

    Have you ever had one of those days when you can’t get going no matter what you do? I think most of us have been there before, haven’t we? But what if that day turns into a few days, or maybe even weeks? What if those ‘off days’ that don’t go away no matter what you do, could actually be something more serious, like depression? From personal experience, I know it can be so hard to motivate yourself to do anything when you’re feeling down. Sometimes even the basic things such as washing your hair or getting dressed in the morning can become a huge deal, never mind actually having to…

  • Gratitude List #7
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    Gratitude List #7

    Gratitude list #7 is the seventh instalment of my gratitude series. I haven’t written one of these lists for a while. Well, I haven’t actually been doing much writing at all lately either. I think that’s mainly due to having a lack of time over the summer holidays, feeling down with my endometriosis, and basically losing my mojo a bit. But, I know that no matter how down I’m feeling or how much life is getting on top of me, there are still always things to be grateful and thankful for. With that, here are the things I am grateful for in Gratitude List #7.   Family My little girl,…

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    Simple Self-Care Ideas

    We’re halfway through the summer holidays now and if you’re anything like me you’ll be feeling a little bit frazzled. Of course, I love my kid and I’m enjoying our summer together, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to school starting. Yes, I’ve worried, a lot, about whether Molly would be ready for school or not, but I’m definitely in team ‘hurry up September’ now. As it’s the school holidays I never have a minute to myself so my self-care is none existent right now. The more frazzled I feel though, the more I’m reminded of how important it is to take care of ourselves. When…

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    My Top 7 Benefits of Meditation

    If you would have told me this time last year that I would be writing a post entitled ‘My Top 7 Benefits of Meditation’ then I probably would have laughed my head off. Meditation has been around for centuries but I think it is more relevant today than ever before. Twenty-first-century life can be all-consuming. Everybody is always busy and on the go and with the rise of social media we often don’t give our minds time to relax. I don’t know about you, but I got to a stage where as soon as I had any free time I’d immediately pick up my phone and start browsing through my…