Maya Angelou – Letter to My Daughter

When an older person shares their story, you sit up and listen right? You try to soak up some of that wisdom. Wisdom that’s come from years of living life, experiencing it’s ups and downs and coming out the other side. This is exactly what Maya Angelou offers within this book, buckets of it.

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March into 2018 like a lobster

Everyone loves a lobster, they probably hold the secret to eternal life – so really we probably shouldn’t eat them, I don’t eat them because the green stuff in’em gave me food poisoning and UC, but that’s not the focus of this post.

Lobsters go through a continual growth process throughout their lives *DUH* I hear you say…all animals grow, true but not all animals do it like the lobster has to.

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Mindfulness: there’s an app for that

Generally I believe that achieving mindfulness involves stepping away from your phone, but after a recent recommendation from a friend I downloaded an app called – Insight Timer.

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Have we lost the ability to holiday?

Once upon a time, if you went on holiday for a fortnight you effectively dropped off the face of the earth as far as friends and family were concerned.

No phones, no social media channels to update..and checking in at the airport genuinely meant checking in. The only sign you’d survived the journey would be a battered postcard, and if your ‘beach bod’ plans didn’t quite come to fruition it didn’t matter because only your loved ones were with you. Am I the only one who thinks these were the golden days of travel?

The first my friends would have heard about any holidays would have been a handful of printed blurry snaps, some fading tan lines and a slighty dodgy braid in my hair.

When did holidaying become less about actually having a holiday, and more about how that holiday looks to everyone else?

I’ve done it myself, posted fairly benign images of toes in the sand, drink in hand and chilling on my beach towel…but even as I’ve done it, a large part of my brain has been asking ‘what was that for? Was it really necessary?’ Am I the only one? Nope….

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Weekends in Brighton

The first time I went to Brighton, it was really by mistake. My boyfriend and I had missed our flight to Barcelona by 15 minutes, and after crying my eyes out at the check in desk for some considerable time…we rebooked for the next morning and decided to hop the train to Brighton for the day, rather than feeling sorry for ourselves.

I’ve never missed a flight again, but I’ve always had a fondness for Brighton and have been back several times since. It is a place that makes me happy and I hope after reading this you’ll see why.

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What’s Hypno actually like?

If you happen to have seen my earlier post on panic attacks, you’ll know that I mentioned trying Hypnotherapy as a way to get to the root of them and try to break out of the cycle.

I only had a few sessions but found it really helpful for me, so thought it might be useful to share my top tips and how that experience worked for me, as I often get asked what it was like.

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Happiness and how to seek it

Working in PR you’re often asked to trawl the internet to find news hooks for your respective clients, such as international hotdog day and doughnut celebration week etc….often quite obscure and pointless. However, I saw this morning via Deliciously Ella’s blog – that today is the International Day of Happiness (if you weren’t already aware) and it inspired me to write.

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