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UNDERSTANDING STRESS REACTIONS

HAPPINESS IS… UNDERSTANDING STRESS REACTIONS

Resharing an old but slightly revamped post on understanding stress reactions today. Because this stuff is important. We all have stress.

As we have previously discussed in this series, stress is an inevitable part of our lives. Key to moving through these times and staying happy is to find ways to effectively manage the negative stress that we experience. For me, the first step is to understand ourselves and recognise where and how we are. So, today I am going to talk about my own experience in the hope that you may find this relatable, or as things to keep an eye on as a preventative measure.

UNDERSTANDING STRESS REACTIONS
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Minimal Summer Holiday Makeup

MINIMAL SUMMER HOLIDAY MAKEUP

Hey, wait a minute! Where did the summer go? Let’s get it back with some minimal summer holiday makeup chat.

Having recently taken a summer holiday, today we are talking holiday makeup. What do you take when there is so much choice?

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THE DECLUTTER CHALLENGE – THE NEXT PHASE

THE DECLUTTER CHALLENGE – THE NEXT PHASE

Some of you may know that I am undertaking a life declutter. I’m not sure what kicked it off other than one of my friends saying how much she loved watching declutter videos. It made me feel inspired to look at my own little world and the idea of reducing the things I own was seriously appealing.

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THE PERFECT GIFTS THAT EVERY BLOGGER WANTS

THE PERFECT GIFTS THAT EVERY BLOGGER WANTS

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! Do you find it hard to decide what you might like for your birthday or Christmas? I’m not a big present person (for me – I love to give them) but people always ask. Although my birthday is still a few months off, this is something I think about at random times throughout the year, as and when I stumble across things I might like. After years of frustratingly trying to wrack my brains for ideas, I have finally learned to keep notes on my phone. This means that I have a handy list to refer to when people ask.  Recently, I have been adding to that list, having found myself thinking that some blogging related items would be ideal.

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SUPPORTING THOSE WITH ANXIETY

SUPPORTING THOSE WITH ANXIETY – WHAT CAN WE DO?

As some of you may know, I have talked about stress and anxiety both on my blog and YouTube Channel. Usually, this takes places within my Happiness Is… series, but, it has a been a while. Recently, I have focussed on other content but mental health is still something close to my heart. Therefore, I thought it might be time to share some additional thoughts and perspectives.

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A SHORT WANDER THROUGH COWES

A SHORT WANDER THROUGH COWES

So, I have mentioned on many occasions that I live on the Isle of Wight, which comes alive in the summer with visitors from near and far. One of the biggest events of the year comes to the town of Cowes. That event is Cowes Week, the oldest and biggest sailing regatta in the world. This usually takes place in early August, so before it gets too busy next month, I thought I would take us on a short wander through Cowes.

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DOES WEIGHT LOSS LEAD TO HAPPINESS?

DOES WEIGHT LOSS LEAD TO HAPPINESS?

Wow, what a question.

Do you think so? For me, weight loss does, in some way, lead to happiness. For some people it might even be the key to happiness but that isn’t the case for me. I do, however, agree that it can be key when it comes to my confidence and confidence, for me, supports a happier life.

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Happiness is... loving the little things - Sunshine 2018 GOALS - MID YEAR REVIEW

THOUGHTS ON LIFE, LOSS AND STAYING GRATEFUL

Hello and welcome to the second of my new regular Monday blog spots. If you are a follower of my blogging friend Toni, a.k.a This Mama Blogs, you may have seen that I wrote a guest post for her blog a while back. This, of course, I would recommend reading. The title of the post was ‘staying grateful in a busy world’. It reflected a personal journey of my own, very relevant to what I have to say today. However, once you understand and, hopefully, experience how gratitude can support happy living, you find it doesn’t stop there, does it?

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ALIZA 3-IN-1 FACE PAPER CLEANSER

A REVIEW OF THE ALIZA 3-IN-1 FACE PAPER CLEANSER

Hello and welcome to the first of my Monday blog posts. Until now my blog posts that aren’t associated with my YouTube channel have been a little haphazard. From today though, I have added a regular Monday post to my schedule. These posts have no set remit and may consist of reviews, subject-specific content or just some life-related ramblings. Who knows. Today though, I am taking a look at a new product for me, the Aliza Cleanser.

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A FESTIVAL FOODIE - WHAT IS THE DAMAGE?

A FESTIVAL FOODIE – WHAT IS THE DAMAGE?

So, as you guys well know by now, I love food. With this last weekend being the Isle of Wight Festival I thought I would document my Festival journey and see just how much impact it has…


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