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Blog, Simplifying, Your best self

Making New Years Resolutions? Here’s why you shouldn’t bother.

Image credit Ian Schneider It’s the start of December and I’m already hearing people talk about New Years Resolutions! Many of us feel the pressure (and the possibility) of a New Year approaching and pick something we want to change in our lives. We announce it to the world and, ready or not, off we… Continue reading Making New Years Resolutions? Here’s why you shouldn’t bother.

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Simplifying, Slowing down

What happened when I deleted Facebook from my phone

How many times a day do you think you check you check Facebook? Or anything on your phone? How many social media apps do you have installed? Do you sleep with your phone? Is your phone your best friend? Okay, Spanish inquisition over. But seriously, take a moment to consider these questions. If you don’t… Continue reading What happened when I deleted Facebook from my phone

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Blog, Parenting, Your best self

Superpowers for the overwhelmed parent

Sometimes this superwoman (or superman) role is just too much. Sometimes we have had enough of being the answer to it all. What are we having for dinner? What time is the birthday party? How many days till Christmas? Where are my jandels? Sometimes, we just want to hop in the car and leave. Even… Continue reading Superpowers for the overwhelmed parent

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Simplifying

Simple gift giving: 8 ideas to reduce your Christmas stress

So Christmas is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but my calendar is looking full and my to-do list is getting longer. We have a full two months ahead of us. Christmas, and all of the jazz that surrounds that, plus renting our house out and moving around all of January. So… Continue reading Simple gift giving: 8 ideas to reduce your Christmas stress

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Simplifying, Slowing down

Hygge – the lovely of ‘Simple Slow & Lovely

Photo by Matthew Henry Some of you may have wondered what the Lovely in Simple Slow & Lovely refers to. Simple and slow are fairly self explanatory. But lovely…? What are referring to a good friend asked me? Well I didn’t know either until very recently. Until I discovered the concept of Hygge.  Back in… Continue reading Hygge – the lovely of ‘Simple Slow & Lovely

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Parenting, Your best self

Do you play the comparison game? Find out when it might be okay to.

She wore a bohemian dress, and had long flowing hair. I think her feet were bare, but I know her children’s definitely were. Her voice was soft and easy. Despite three children and a dog in tow she looked as though she didn’t have a care in the world. Although she was on her way… Continue reading Do you play the comparison game? Find out when it might be okay to.

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Slowing down, Your best self

Do you use busyness as a bandaid like me? Three ways you can stop today!

Photo by Arno Smit Dear friends. I’m going to offer you an apology. I feel as though I’ve been lying to you, or perhaps - at best - tricking you. Despite my best intentions to live authentically and honestly, these intentions have collided with my other best intentions to live slower and simpler. Last weekend… Continue reading Do you use busyness as a bandaid like me? Three ways you can stop today!