The feel good, but simple recipes we all need to get us through those low mood days. Easy to Make Raspberry and Orange smoothie – Stock yourself up with long-life natural yoghurt, frozen raspberries and a jar of honey and you’ll have almost everything you need when the next gloomy day comes around. Add orange juice and ta-da, you have a super healthy, yummy smoothie … Continue reading Five Feel Good Food and Drink Recipes
It’s 2021, which explains the long hair. I’m wearing my favourite PJs from Fearne Cotton’s Cath Kidston collection. They’re covered in pictures of stars and flowers and paw prints and bumble bees and dinosaurs too. They’re super comfy, they make me smile and they’re my go-to on a cold winter’s evening after a long hot shower or for weekends away, whatever the season. I’ve got … Continue reading Life Lessons From My Younger Self – Lesson Three – Growing up is not all bad
It’s funny, normally when we think of children, we picture them moving through life at 100mph, never being able to focus on one thing for too long without getting bored. But when I think of little Bronwen, sat for hours in a chair reading a book or playing house, I remember I didn’t always have to be busy to be happy. From memory, I was … Continue reading Life Lesson From My Younger Self – Lesson Two – My Truly Happy Place
In 2010 I was just finding my feet. I’d turned 16 but I was a little behind really. I was still very shy and I was scared of absolutely everything. Everything except performing, which I actually did more then, than I do now. Of course, I had no idea that my fear of life would actually be labeled as an anxiety disorder years later. I … Continue reading Life Lessons from my younger self – Lesson One – Be More Daring
One – Reading is for everyone. Okay, so you read one book by Dan Brown and you couldn’t handle the suspense, or decipher the intellectual gobbeldy-goop. I’d disagree with you when you said you didn’t enjoy it, but I wouldn’t judge you for it. Maybe you’ll say that means reading isn’t for you. Except there are millions of other books out there, all different. There’s … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Read More
For those of us whose moods are hugely influenced by our surroundings, creating a space which makes us feel positive can feel like the most important step towards being productive. And yet, this can mean starting work, or picking up that next assignment that much later because we dedicate considerable time to tidying, music selecting and sometimes even heading elsewhere in search of that positive … Continue reading Is Tidying Your Work or Study Space a Waste of Time?
Number 1: They’re absolutely tiny, breakable and yet super adventurous. I was not prepared for just how fragile 8 week old kittens would seem. Everyone talks about how resilient cats are and to be fair, by the time these girls were three months old they seemed invincible, but in those first few weeks they didn’t seem resilient at all. They were tiny and delicate and … Continue reading Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Kittens
Just thought I’d pop up today to point out the obvious – Christmas is not going to be as planned and whether you’re directly affected by the changes announced yesterday or not, the news we’re now hearing is not easy to receive. At the end of a year when we’re all feeling lonely, tired and mentally exhausted and many of us heartbroken after the loss … Continue reading Pandemic Post 4 – This is not easy
When this all began, there was so much talk about the strain on all of us. Everyone was talking about how we had to accept that our mental health might take a dip and a dive and that it was okay to feel anxious or down. No-one expected too much and we all filled our lives in any way we could. We took each day … Continue reading Pandemic Post 3 – The New Normal
Or have things just got that little bit harder? Honestly? I caught myself thinking really negatively when looking at myself in the mirror this morning and it was that which turned my thoughts to the idea of blogging again. I have seen a few social media posts dedicated to positive body image, but the majority of stuff I’m seeing online suggests that I should be … Continue reading Pandemic Post 2 – Is it just me?