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A chronic illness photography study

A chronic illness photography study

Last week I was contacted by Ashley Oman on Instagram, they asked if I could help promote a chronic illness photography study. They are a university student working with two nursing students. Aiming to look into the lived experience of duel disasters and and a chronic health condition. This very much interested me, because as we are all living through Covid-19 pandemic, other disasters such as fire or hurricanes for example still happen. Discovering how these stressful situations affect us…

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Managing Pandemic Stress with Yoga and Meditation

Managing Pandemic Stress with Yoga and Meditation

This is a guest post written by April Meyers from Mind, Body, Health Solution Adjusting to life in a pandemic hasn’t been easy. And although we’ve been living in this new normal for quite some time, there is still a sense of uncertainty. Humans are creatures of routine and we like to know what to expect in the days, weeks, and months ahead. During tumultuous times like these, it’s easy to feel stressed. When you can’t control the stressors in…

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Should witches use bought spellbooks?

Should witches use bought spellbooks?

When I started becoming more focused and interested in witchcraft, I also started collecting books on the subject. There are a lot of spellbooks on the market that include spells for anything from money to love. But I started to wonder should witches use bought spellbooks? Spellbooks are easy to find: A quick google search for witch spells will lead you down a rabbit hole of places to find spells. From published books, to printable grimoire pages there is everything…

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Working with a mindfulness journal

Working with a mindfulness journal

I have been practicing mindfulness for a while now, hence the name of this blog! However, working with a mindfulness journal had not crossed my mind until Gina Buckney emailed me. They sent me their Daily Mindfulness Journal to review and I was so excited to get a chance to do that. It arrived about a month ago and I immediately started using it morning and evening. A mindfulness journal is rather like a bullet journal, but it is more…

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Stress and construction

Stress and construction

Right now the top half of my home is full of construction workers fixing our roof and replacing the guttering. It is a job that needed doing, but the constant noise and having people around us is really stressful. Stress is something that I am supposed to keep to a minimum but stress and construction go hand in hand. What started out being just replacing the guttering which had gone rotten soon became replacing some of the roof and repointing…

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When plans change

When plans change

When plans change it can easily trigger anxiety and sadness, two things that I find come up a lot in my life. Living with an anxiety disorder I am used to this and I use a lot of self care in order to work through it and get back to how I want to feel. If you have not been following my journey on YouTube and here on the blog, I have moved in with my mom. Me and my…

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Working with a marketing consultant

Working with a marketing consultant

I never thought I would actually be too bothered about branding, it wasn’t something I really understood. I knew a little about working with making pictures so I assumed because of that I could get by on my own. However, working with a marketing consultant for my blog and you tube channel has really opened my eyes. I found Peacock Digital Marketing through an online group for the area where I live. They had posted about starting the business and…

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Trying to be a Trans ally

Trying to be a Trans ally

This post is a collaboration with my friend Artie over at artiecarden.com and don’t forget to check out their You Tube channel as well. Trying to be a trans ally is not easy, it can be scary and leave you feeling overwhelmed with the language and uncertainty of what to say. However, when you put that against how they feel facing the world, it is so worth trying. You might read todays blog post and think it is different to…

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Mindfulness is self care

Mindfulness is self care

Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places at times, and today it more or less smacked me round the head! I was staring at my screen, a headache looming, unable to think of what I wanted to say. Then I realised mindfulness is self care, if we realised this maybe we would put more time and effort into learning to use it? I started my mindfulness journey not long before I started this blog in 2016, and to be…

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Getting back to exercise

Getting back to exercise

Exercise has been important to me for many years now and for a long time I did yoga every day. Looking after my joints and muscles helps my pain and protects my hypermobile joints. But with increased fatigue, and moving house that changed and getting back to exercise has become a priority. I have found since moving and helping my mom, that my own pain and fatigue have increased. This was of course expected, but meant that a lot of…

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