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.
During our month of self-care reflection it would be rude not to discuss the wonder that is The Blurt Foundation's CEO Jayne Hardy and her book The Self-Care Project. The Blurt Foundation is an organisation we often talk about (because they are awesome) and I was so excited to find their latest book was included in my… Continue reading #SelfcareSeptember x ECBC Book Club – The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy
September? Already? Yes, August has left us and I've already got all my autumn clothes ready. What a month it's been! When we started this organisation we didn't imagine within the first few months we have as many followers and reactions to our posts. We just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who… Continue reading Introducing ECBC’s #SelfcareSeptember
Self-care is so important. It took me a year of counselling to understand that I did not value myself as I value others. I did not eat properly - but if I found out someone hadn't eaten that day I'd be the quickest person to tell them off. I would encourage others to cry if… Continue reading Blurt’s Buddy Box Review: A True Treasure
Written by ECBC contributor, Jen Heil, a voracious reader, bookstagrammer, dancer, poet and aspiring novelist. ***** Managing and maintaining good mental health is difficult at the best of times in this non-stop world of ours. Trying to do it when work sucks up your free time and leaves you drained almost before you’ve started is even… Continue reading Worklife Wellbeing – 3 Tips to Help You Find Balance