Hi there, You're probably reading this on your smart phone. I didn't have a smart phone during high school (no I'm not that old, we had flip phones instead) and I'm extremely thankful I didn't. I read a lot about how smart phones and the introduction of social media has made it easier to feel… Continue reading An Open Letter to Every Single Teenage Girl
Today is National Poetry Day. Now, I know a lot of people don’t think very much of poetry. Probably scarred by the hours of trawling through the AQA GSCE Anthology, shouting “BUT WHY DOESN’T IT RHYME” at a black-and-white picture of Carol Ann Duffy. However, for me, poetry is a form that is closer to… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club x National Poetry Day: the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur
Seriously? How is it October already? Wow September was a hectic month! But thankfully we had #SelfcareSeptember to keep us going and to make sure we looked after ourselves. Here's a reminder of the 30 activities we suggested: Set a routine for self-Care Stretch Find a way to feel squeaky clean Be inspired Think about… Continue reading Where did September go? It’s definitely Autumn season.
Whether you are experiencing mental ill health or just going through a busy or stressful time, finding the energy, concentration or motivation to read a book or sit through a film can be difficult. This is where podcasts shine.
Yes, I've gone and ordered another Buddy Box, but it's #SelfcareSeptember and it would be rude not to surely? I constantly mention my inspiration: Blurt Foundation. Set up by Jayne Hardy, Blurt supports anyone with depression with helpful resources, online blogs, organises projects. They are national treasures and I am inspired by them everyday. One of… Continue reading #SelfcareSeptember – Blurt’s Buddy Box Review: A Growing Seed
Being in a cleaner and more organised space can really help us feel a bit calmer and more organised in our mind. In many ways, ensuring you have this space available is a way to show yourself a little respect and care. SO! Here are some tips and tricks that can help create that shiny-clean feeling with as little efforts as possible
When was the last time you were truly quiet? And I don’t mean not just talking, I mean consciously took yourself out of reality and your thoughts to enjoy a peaceful moment on your own? For many of us, this is difficult to answer.
magine the scene; pot warming on the stove, steam steadily filling the kitchen, knife in your hand cutting vegetables delicately in what you imagine is a particularly chef-like manner (“rustic” is a particularly useful chef term for “bad at cutting”). You’re like a Shakespearean witch, a delicious potion bubbling in the cauldron as you tap in a sprinkling of this, a dusting of that (admittedly, less of the “eye of newt and toe of frog” and more “a sprig of thyme and clove of garlic”). For some, cooking is a chore- a vision of boredom. For me, this is self-care.