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Why We Need to Change How We View Success

For as long as I can remember I’ve been of the opinion that professional success can only be measured in monetary value, fancy job titles, owning assets and seniority. I don’t remember as a child ever being advised that I should also focus on the importance of enjoying what you do. Retirement age is approaching […]

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Monday Motivation: Living for the Now

Happy Monday all! Back with another post hoping to give a little boost of motivation to start the week. This weeks theme is: Living for the Now. We are a world full of over-thinkers. Playing different scenarios over and over in order to come to some kind of decision. Try to think for a second […]

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Monday Motivation: Being Your True Self

Happy Monday all, welcome back to another Monday Motivation post where I try to lesson the Monday dread for us all. This weeks theme: Being Your True Self. How often do we hear people use “just be yourself” as advice – all the time! First date? “Be yourself”…but don’t be too chatty or too shy […]

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Top Ten Movies for Rom-Com Lovers

Hi – My name is Stacey and I have an unrealistic expectation of love due to the many, many romantic films I have watched in my nearly 30 years. Now we have that understood, here is my list of my top ten romcom faves – I’m surprised it took me this long to share! Enjoy […]

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Monday Motivation: The Best Time is Now

Monday, the day with the worst reputation and guilty for simply existing. Something I am trying to do lately is dread the start of the week a little less and try to see it as a start of a whole new week of potential. A lot can happen in 7 days after all. In that […]

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Why You Need To Start Journaling In 2021

A week into the New Year, and for those of you from the UK like myself, it’s not been the best one. Yes, Lockdown 3.0 has begun, homeschooling is back, we remain humbly grateful to our key workers and everyone’s too over it to bake banana bread this time…On a serious note, many of the […]

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2021

The beginning of a New Year normally comes with some reflection of the year gone by followed by resolutions for the year ahead and this year is no different. However, I think for the first time for many of us, our hopes for the New Year will be a lot simpler. Spend time with family, […]

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Why We Need To Stop Being Afraid To Fail

No one likes losing. Fact. I refuse to believe anyone enjoys hearing the word no when they put themselves out there! Many will have felt the sinking feeling of receiving a rejection email for a job or endured the breakdown of a relationship with the person you were once sure you would marry. Whatever it […]

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When in Doubt, Dance it out.

Sometimes, you just don’t feel okay. Theres no explanation for it, you’re just not quite yourself. Could be the impending second lockdown, could be the weather change or…it could be the pressures that come with trying to figure out what the hell you want to do with your life! This week I have felt just […]

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Let’s talk about: The Fear of Public Speaking

Sweaty palms, shaky hands, heart pounding, nausea. All side effects of social anxiety and, in my case, a fear of public speaking. I wouldn’t call myself an anxious person in my day to day life nor am I diagnosed with anxiety but ask me to speak to a group of people and watch me become […]

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TV Shows that Changed My Life

Something I haven’t really spoken about on here is my love for TV. It’s true, I am a TV junkie. Specifically, a good TV series drama that I can get thoroughly, emotionally invested in. It will have the following criteria: A long running romance arc (obviously) Some humorous moments Some (many) episodes that will make […]

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Why Comparision is the Thief of Joy

We’ve all seen the quotes, the posts on social media from influencers telling us to practice self-love, to not let the perception of others make you feel any less than and to focus on your own path. All of which is sound advice but in practice how many of us are truly able to do […]

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How to end a Toxic Friendship

Friendships make our world go round just a little bit easier. A tough breakup, fighting with your family, work woes…your friends can be what see you through. Friends dry your tears when you cry, hype you up when you’re losing self belief, pick you up when you (metaphorically) fall, laugh when you (literally) fall….Through the […]

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The Climb

Hey friends, hope you’re all well. Anybody else slowly melting from this crazy heatwave we’ve got going in the UK?! I have some life news this week – I’ve just started a new job! It’s a secondment within a similar department but it could be a great opportunity for now and the future. As a […]

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For The Love of Books

I love books, always have, always will. Romance, Mystery, Historical, Court Room Thriller…give me a good book and I’m happy. Oh, the joy I feel reading a good book – and if I’m on holiday laying by the pool it’s even better! Jaqueline Wilson saw me through my early years, followed by Louise Rennison (any […]

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30 Before 30!

The last nine years of my life are filled with many, many memories that I will look back on forever. Some good, some not so good, some plain tragic but all together they make up the decade of my life in which I consistently spent trying to “get my shit together”. I’m proud to report […]

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2020 Book Challenge (and book reviews!)

This Book Challenge starts with a little story. About 4 years ago I decided to look up the “Top Ten Books of All Time” and, to my shame, I hadn’t read any of them. So I decided to buy all ten and promised to read them next. However, they ended up on my ever growing […]

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Is Everyone Moving Forward Without Me?

Do you ever feel like everyone is moving forward whilst you’re left behind? I’m one of those people that gets excited by New Years. A fresh start, a do-over an opportunity to have “the best year yet”. But we’re fast approaching July and I have to say this is definitely not a good year. I […]

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Are We All Lost Stars? Adulthood is hard

Adulthood is hard. The best way that I can describe adulthood is to remember what it was like coming home from a night out, several vodkas in, trying to get to your bedroom in the pitch black without waking the house up. Adulthood is making decisions without full vision, taking a best guess and hoping […]

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