How to make self-care a priority on holiday

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Do you ever feel like you need a holiday just to recover from being on holiday? I get this all the time, and I realised it's because I wasn't setting aside time for self-care when I was away. We often feel obliged to cram in as much sight-seeing or partying as possible, instead of actually … Continue reading How to make self-care a priority on holiday

5 easy ways to de-stress right now

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I'm the queen of stressing out. I can appear calm and collected on the surface for weeks, but it only takes something small and insignificant to tip me over the edge into total meltdown-mode. I've learned a few tricks over the years and now implement all of them on a daily basis to keep me … Continue reading 5 easy ways to de-stress right now

Opening up about mental illness in the modelling industry – Washed Away by Nikki Dubose

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Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a Memoir by former model Nikki Dubose. She has appeared in magazines such a Maxim, Glamour, Vogue and Vanity Fair and first suffered from an eating disorder at just eight years old. Her childhood trauma of sexual abuse led to bulimia, various drug addictions and serious mental illness … Continue reading Opening up about mental illness in the modelling industry – Washed Away by Nikki Dubose

10 random acts of kindness you can do today

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February 12th sees the start of Random Acts of Kindness Week. I don't care much for these types of campaigns - although I'll admit National Doughnut Day has made me reconsider - but if there's something to raise awareness about, being kind to one another does nothing but good things in my book. From a … Continue reading 10 random acts of kindness you can do today

Why I’m grateful for my family

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It's that time again where I want to set my other work aside and practice gratitude. This is a task I'm taking great pleasure in if I'm honest, and I didn't realise just how much I have to be grateful for until I started this challenge. I'm also joined by Lu Lu Blue who is … Continue reading Why I’m grateful for my family

Year of gratitude week 2: Spouse

  It time to explore the year of gratitude again, and I'm so excited to talk this week about how grateful I am to have my husband! If you like this post then check out this post from LuLu Blue on the same subject. I don't think you need to be in a relationship to … Continue reading Year of gratitude week 2: Spouse

Year of gratitude week 1: Why start this challenge?

If you didn't catch my post earlier this week, click here to find out more about the year of gratitude challenge that I've decided to try out on my blog. I won't lie. I kind of decided to do this at the last minute. I was at my in-laws house over Christmas and I was … Continue reading Year of gratitude week 1: Why start this challenge?

Why I’m not dieting this January (even though I’m a size 16)

A few years ago I would've planned a fresh new blog post ready to go live featuring my favourite fat-loss tips for January, or how to 'get back on track' after Christmas. Now, I can't be f*@ked with all that.  I still love eating healthily because it gives me the energy to do the things … Continue reading Why I’m not dieting this January (even though I’m a size 16)

Why I’m making 2017 the year of gratitude

I'm always trying to be more mindful. I'm getting better at it thanks to the odd yoga class and learning to put down my phone once in a while but of course, it's all rather difficult. Learning to count your blessings is difficult when you have depression. I feel empathy for complete strangers and bruise … Continue reading Why I’m making 2017 the year of gratitude

5 easy ways to feel more calm

I'm pretty stressed sometimes. Did I pay that bill? Did I leave the oven on? When is that doctors appointment again? These are the thoughts that plague most of us throughout the day and they tend to build up and can feel a tad overwhelming at times. I'm working hard to make sure I don't … Continue reading 5 easy ways to feel more calm