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Santa’s Little Helpers – Helping You

Santa’s Little Helpers – Helping You

You don’t have to do it all! Really, you don’t. Life is busy enough these days without having to play the perfect wife/husband/partner etc on Christmas Day. Christmas is supposed to be a time of gathering, sharing,showing kindness and celebrating so why is it that all...

7 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas

7 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas

Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends. A time of togetherness, of kindness and yes, presents, copious amounts of chocolate and enough food to feed a small country. It’s a busy time of year with lots to do, but in spite of the sentiment above, all the...

Get Prepped for Christmas and Relax on the Day

Get Prepped for Christmas and Relax on the Day

Here’s a great little guide for foodie things you can prep early for Christmas so you don’t get stressed out running around trying to do all, be all and have all. I’m all for buying ready prepared or frozen (with the exception of prepared veg) but if you insist on...

I AM MORE THAN A NUMBER

I AM MORE THAN A NUMBER

So much of our lives are defined by numbers. You have a customer number, a banking number, multiple PIN numbers, a number in the queue. You are considered ‘a number’ with many companies – a digit in their marketing strategy and profit/loss sheets. We often feel ‘just...

The End of Human Kindness?

The End of Human Kindness?

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, on a mountain without any media device, speaking and listening to no-one, you’ll be aware of the growing trend towards expressing kindness to all living beings. The stories of paying it forward, of creating amazingly supportive and...

No Flapping, No Drama

No Flapping, No Drama

I was walking on Dartmoor yesterday and as I looked up at a Tor I saw a family of buzzards soaring around the rocks. They were almost motionless. I stood watching them, noticing that they rarely flapped their wings. Instead they took advantage of the natural lift of...

My Glass Ceiling

My Glass Ceiling

I was watching a repeat of an episode of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) and the contestants were starting their 'Show-stopper Bake.' If you've not watched GBBO before, the show-stopper is where the contestants make and create their best, most adventurous and...

Saying ‘No’ to the Vote for Women?

Saying ‘No’ to the Vote for Women?

Recently I visited Killerton House who have dedicated the house to an exhibition to celebrate 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote and to be a representative in parliament. Rather than focus on the actions and horrendous treatment of the suffragette...

6 Steps to Creating a Life Changing Weight Loss Goal

6 Steps to Creating a Life Changing Weight Loss Goal

So you’ve decided that you need to lose a bit of weight; a few pounds or some inches or maybe drop a dress size or two. Great. Now what? If you are like most people, you will either have a vague idea of how much you want to lose or you’ll have it nailed to the gram or...

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