• Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  feeling low,  health,  healthy,  mental health

    Talkspace: A New Way To Access Therapy

    Having access to a therapist at any time; that was the goal of Talkspace CEO Oren Frank when he founded the company with his wife in 2012. Talkspace is an online platform that connects users to mental health professionals and allows them to engage in therapy sessions over the phone.   Using text messages, e-mails, phone calls, and video chatting, Talkspace allows its users to talk with their assigned therapist whenever they need too. Talkspace has different plans, each with different features. The $32 a week plan, for instance, gets users a daily text message from their mental health professional. The $49 a week plan gives multiple text messages a…

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    Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder – Make Sure You’re One Of Them!

    With all of the celebrities that we see on telly and in magazines, it’s easy to be given an impression on what sort of beauty regime that we should be undertaking. It’s also easy to fall into a position where you doubt that you’re in fact, a beautiful person. Society dictates that we look a certain way, and if we look any different then we look out of place. It’s a sad state of affairs to be in, but it’s also something that I’m passionate on fighting. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you as an individual should be one of those people that thinks you’re beautiful.…

  • Blogger,  Blogging,  Finance,  money,  Self Improvement

    How To Solve Your Debt Matters In 2018

    When you’re in debt, life can be stressful. The matter of money is constantly on your mind, and you find yourself wondering if you can afford to pay for all of the essentials each month. Unfortunately, it’s now easier than ever to get yourself into debt because of how easy it is to get into overdrafts, take out loans, and sign up for contracts. In this day and age it’s wise to get into a good routine with your moneyso that you don’t end up in debt. However, if you are currently in debt here’s some tips on how to solve your debt matters in 2018. Ring around providers The…

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    What January Blues? 6 Fabulous Ways To Beat The Winter Blues.

    Many people struggle in the new year because Christmas time is over and now there’s nothing large to look forward to (except going back to work, of course). The end of 2017 was pretty crap for me because I was jobless, and I lost a loved one to an awful battle with cancer. To be honest, 2018 was looking pretty bleak and for a long time the idea of the new year wasn’t something that appealed to me. However, over the last few days I have had some good luck come my way and I’m now feeling super optimistic. I begin a new part time job on Friday, and I’ve…

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    Motoring On A Budget: Saving For A Car

    A motor vehicle can be the key that unlocks a world of possibility. From everyday school runs made easy and having a vehicle to transport big family-sized shopping loads, to impromptu trips across the country. However, they can be expensive to buy and run – the AAA reports that the average car costs $8,500 a year. With that thought in mind, you might be wondering how exactly to budget for your car – how to scrimp the extra dollars and cents, how to get the best deal and all while setting a good example for the kids. https://unsplash.com/photos/7eCBiZgyr4E Setting Out The Costs Before you set out on your journey to getting that…

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    Be Kind; It’s Christmas Time

    It’s that magical time of year again where we participate in the tradition of gift giving and drinking way too much mulled wine. Personally, I love Christmas. I was lucky enough to have an incredible experience of it when I was a child, and I still get excited every year. Not all of us are that lucky though. Mr Pie has always hated Christmas, and when he was a child he never had the magic of believing in Santa. He still got gifts, but he always knew that they were from his parents. Which poses the question and hard debate that you see so frequently on social media: is making…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Children,  happy,  love,  Made Up Mummies,  parenting

    How To Deal With A Frightened Child

    Today I had to deal with one of the worst things a parent can see their child go through; fear. Dinky had an ophthalmology appointment today and although this isn’t the first time he has been to have his eyes checked, he was not happy during the whole car journey there. My Dad took us, and normally when he’s around all he can do is talk and blabber on about nothing. But today he was silent, with the odd sigh and whimper. He told us that he was bored, so we kept chatting to him to keep him occupied. Fast forward thirty minutes into the car journey and he lets…

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    How To Maintain A Positive Outlook On Life

    Sometimes, without even realizing it, we can become very negative in terms of the way we think and the way we see things. It’s so easy to become cynical about the world when all we seem to see on the news is constant injustice and tragedy, all while we may be dealing with our own pain and heartache. But negativity will prevent you from being able to truly enjoy your own life, because it will just be that dark cloud that is hanging heavy above your head, and you don’t want that do you? All you need to do is make small adjustments in your life, and you can turn…

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    Birthday Gift Wishlist For A Soon To Be 6 Year Old

    This post contains affiliate links. If you follow my links and purchase anything, I will receive a small commission for the sale ♥   I can’t believe my Dinky is not so small anymore! With his sixth birthday approaching, I have started to think about what to get him for his birthday. It’s not until December, but with Christmas to think about then too, I like to get his birthday gifts in nice and early so I’m not rushing around. Being a Mum of one, I always struggle to find gifts for Dinky because I’m never sure on what to get for boys, so some of these ideas might be out…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  exercise,  feeling low,  health,  healthy,  mental health,  Self Improvement,  weight loss

    Project Improve Myself: Week One

    I’m on a major self-help mission at the moment. As you may have read in my last post, I’ve not been feeling too good about myself lately and I need to make a change in my day to day life. I’ve decided to not only improve my health but to improve all other aspects of my life too so that I can feel happier on the whole. I thought I’d document the change(s) that I’m going to be making so that if anyone else wants to join in and improve themselves, then they can. Sunday Sunday is the day that I get Dinky back from his Dad’s, and it’s the…