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    3 Self Help Books That Transformed My Life

    February 15, 2021

    Let’s get this out of the way at the start of this post; I’m not a big reader. I used to love reading as a child; I had shelves and shelves of fiction that I would read over and over again. As I’ve grown up, my bookcase leans more heavily on the non-fiction side of…

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    Celebrating Galentine’s Day in a Pandemic

    February 8, 2021

    I’ll admit it; I’m not usually the biggest fan of this time of year. It’s been a while since any relationship of mine coincided with Valentine’s Day – and even then, I didn’t really buy into it! I’m definitely in the “celebrate your partner all year round” camp. And when the Galentine’s Day concept emerged…

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  • My Go-To Comfort Food Recipes

    February 1, 2021

    I’m a lover of comfort food all year round (I do love my grub!). But some meals are especially effective in winter – who doesn’t enjoy a winter warmer?! Since getting my own place – and no longer having my meals cooked for me – I’ve developed my own wee inventory of comfort food recipes…

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    Lumie Vitamin L: My Experience with a SAD Lamp

    January 25, 2021

    When Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) emerged into our culture many years ago, I was unsure whether it was a real condition, or a gimmick. In fairness, that’s probably down to the incredibly accurate acronym; it fits almost TOO well, yknow? But every year as winter approaches, I’ve noticed that I become more lethargic. Less positive.…

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    My Own Home: A Year In

    January 18, 2021

    17th January 2021 marked one year since I picked up the keys to my own home – my little flat just outside Glasgow. It’s not the first time I’ve moved out of the family home – I spent 3 years living in Portsmouth in my early twenties. I came back in 2011, with the intention…

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