Low budget Self-Care Ideas

Low budget Self-Care Ideas

4 Low budget self-care ideas The costs of living continue to rise, so it’s no surprise that self-care might be less of a priority when our finances are stretched. I’ve come up with 4 low budget self-care ideas that might be good substitutes for paying the...
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

6 ways to combat loneliness This year between 9-15 May it’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and the theme is “loneliness”. Certainly, this has been exacerbated by the pandemic, and the aim of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 is to raise...
4 Mindfulness Techniques For Stress And Anxiety

4 Mindfulness Techniques For Stress And Anxiety

4 Mindfulness techniques for stress and anxiety In this post I share 4 mindfulness techniques that can help manage things like stress, anxiety, and overthinking. Mindfulness and meditation have become more popular here in the West over recent years and for good...
The Problem With The Law Of Attraction

The Problem With The Law Of Attraction

The Law of Attraction As far as I’m aware, The Law of Attraction first came into the public consciousness with the film ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne, and her book came along later. I’m not sure if it was a “thing” before that. In...
Toxic Positivity In The New Age Community

Toxic Positivity In The New Age Community

Toxic Positivity You’ve probably heard the term ‘toxic positivity’, but if you haven’t then here are some definitions: From the Right As Rain website they have the following: Toxic positivity involves dismissing negative emotions and responding...
Acceptance, Forgiveness, and Letting Go

Acceptance, Forgiveness, and Letting Go

Acceptance, forgiveness, and letting go Letting go of unhelpful emotions can be a difficult process, as I’ve learnt over the past 20 years. Yes, it’s been about 20 years that I’ve been holding onto the emotion of ‘anger’; my faithful...
A New Year’s Day Walk

A New Year’s Day Walk

A new year’s day walk New Year’s Eve has tended to feel like an anti-climax to me. I’ve not been out to celebrate since 2011, preferring to see in the New Year from the comfort of my home. Sometimes I don’t even stay awake ’til midnight!...
For The Love Of Birds

For The Love Of Birds

For The Love Of Birds I’ve had a love of birds since I was a child. When I’m out in nature nothing gives me more pleasure than leaving seed for the birds and watching them come down to eat. I decided to encapsulate this into a poem. Whenever I’m out...
Book Review: Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Book Review: Druids: A Very Short Introduction

A history of the druids Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links where I’ll earn a small commission if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you. I’m not quite ready to wade through the tome that is ‘Blood and Mistletoe’ by...
The Beauty Of Trees

The Beauty Of Trees

The beauty of trees In keeping with how we try to spend our weekends, we went for a long(ish) walk yesterday. It was another day of wrapping up warm and putting on suitable footwear. We went to Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury. I’ve been previously, but it was...