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22 April, 2020

Stuck In A Lockdown Slump? Here’s How To Get Going

If like me, you’ve spent most of the lockdown promising yourself that NOW is the time to take up yoga, write a novel and bake a loaf the beauty of which will compel Paul Hollywood to manifest at your front door (outside, obviously, he can’t come in), then I suspect you are as disappointed as I am in a lack of get up and go…

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21 April, 2020

How Using of Social Stories Can Help With Behavioral Issues

Raising a child is already a challenging job, but raising a child with behavioural issues can be a life-disrupting experience. Now, your  2-year old’s tantrums don’t necessarily mean they have issues with authority. However, your fifth-grader, who shows angry outbursts or displays violent behaviour, may very well have some behavioural problems. People with autism, ADHD, ODD, anxiety disorder, or a learning disorder, may develop behavioural…

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18 April, 2020

Powerful Ways To Overcome Self Doubt

One of the hardest things that some people ever do is transform themselves from a person full of self-doubt to a self-assured person that believes in themselves. But, the truth is that no matter where you are in life right now, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made, opportunities you’ve passed up, or what’s happened to you in life, you can overcome your self-doubt and…

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16 April, 2020

Cleaning Your Precious Silverware

Spring cleaning is upon us, and if there’s one thing that’s frequently overlooked when it comes to cleaning, it’s antique silver. If you’re lucky enough to have a silver flatware service, or maybe a few inherited ornaments – now is the time to break out the elbow grease and get them sparkling. Pro tip number one: avoid over-cleaning. Yes, we have just said that this…

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15 April, 2020

How To Increase Kindness In Your Life

Now, more than ever before, we are aware of the kindness, and lack of it, around us.  Here’s how to act kinder, be kinder and encourage the flow of kindness into your life. Be a Person of Your Word You will never be a people person if you aren’t truthful and deliver on what you say you will. People will start to avoid you when…

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14 April, 2020

Ways To Stay Positive During Lockdown

It’s not always easy to be positive at the best of times. Life can be very stressful at the best of times but who could have foreseen the COVID-19 crisis?  In our normal daily life we face plenty of challenges and have numerous obligations but this is something else, isn’t it? It’s no wonder it can be hard to put on a smile and think…

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9 April, 2020

Improve Your Communication Skills & Resolve Conflict

As an introvert, I would rather hide away than address festering conflicts – whether in my personal or work-life.  But, you know, life is far easier if you face the problem head on and take steps to sort things out in an amicable way. In this post, I’m talking about how to improve your communication skills with some tips to help you resolve conflict and…

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5 April, 2020

Essential Oils – A Beginner’s Guide

Whilst we are at home during the COVID-19 crisis, our access to pharmacies and healthcare may be more limited than usual. For minor ailments or to help manage stress and aid relaxation, essential oils may be able to offer some relief. In this post, I cover everything you need to know, from the types of essential oils to the best ones to use for specific…

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3 April, 2020

Your Stay At Home Survival Guide

In my comprehensive guide to surviving at home during the COVID-19 crisis, you’ll find a wealth of advice to help you cope with what is a stressful situation for all of us.  I think it’s fair to say that never before have so many of us been tested – and, of course, some more than others.  I am thinking of our brilliant key workers who…

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Linda Hobbis, midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Wrestling tweendom, eye-rolling and door-slamming with Caitlin (12) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.

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