10 reasons why it’s great to live Birmingham

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This week in the Gratitude Challenge it's time to talk about the city I live in. I have to admit this made me a tad teary when I realised I had to talk about Birmingham instead of Glasgow (I moved here in July 2016) but then I remembered I have so much to be grateful … Continue reading 10 reasons why it’s great to live Birmingham

Reasons why I’m grateful for the best gift I’ve ever been given

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This week in the Year of Gratitude challenge the task is to talk about something someone gave me. I tried to find something heartfelt and sentimental that's been in my possession since I was a child, Perhaps a handmade blanket or a worn out old teddy bear? I couldn't think of anything quite as beautiful … Continue reading Reasons why I’m grateful for the best gift I’ve ever been given

Why I’m grateful for my mum

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  This week in the Year of Gratitude Challenge the topic of conversation is my mum. I don't want to bang on about it too long because let's face it; we all love our mums. I'm sure you can identify when I say she's been there for me no matter what, looked after me when … Continue reading Why I’m grateful for my mum

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

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

How to declutter your mind in 30 minutesĀ 

I spend so much of my life stressed out. Stressed out for reasons that are stupid and pointless for the most part; with my internal voice posing various questions such as "How many toilet rolls do we have left and will I remember to go to the shop for more?" I know, riveting stuff right? … Continue reading How to declutter your mind in 30 minutesĀ 

Three reasons why you need to have yoga in your life

If you follow me on Twitter you'll have noticed my "in your face" updates about my recent foray into yoga. I've done it on and off for years and like bleaching your upper-lip hair or a visit to the dentist it's one of those things you just wish you'd done earlier in life. Yoga is … Continue reading Three reasons why you need to have yoga in your life

The importance of being selfish

I've been considering writing a post which is a bit more personal for a while, but I wasn't sure what to talk about. As a health and fitness blogger I assume that everyone is vaguely interested in my food pictures and workout schedule, but who is really bothered about my personal life, or my thoughts … Continue reading The importance of being selfish