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  • Five Tips for Dealing with Festive Stress

    Tis the season to be jolly – as the famous Deck the Halls lyrics go… but as much as Christmas is a season of joy, merriment and celebration, it can also be stressful. With the financial burden of buying gifts and cooking large feasts on top of potentially having to manage tense family dynamics, it is not unusual to enter this festive season with a certain level of stress and anticipation.

    So, as much as we cannot change the external factors that happen around us this Christmas, there are things we can do to manage stress internally. In this article, I will be sharing with you five tips for managing this stress in order to make this festive period a time of joy.

  • Five ways to Fall in Love with Yourself by Helena Holdsworth

    How we treat ourselves sets the standard for others. As Rupi Kaur writes in her collection of poems Milk and Honey, ‘how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you’. Having a strong sense of self-worth is not only the foundation for healthy relationships, but also for our overall wellbeing. Believing in ourselves enables us to break free from self-imposed boundaries fostered by doubt and allows us to live a more authentic and courageous life. In a society that values selflessness, practising acts of self-love may sometimes feel silly or selfish. We’ve listed five ways you can fall in love with yourself, with the hope to inspire you on your journey to self-acceptance…
  • Body Positivity and Self-Love by Ella Norman, Founder of The Pink Room

    Today's article is by the wonderful Ella Norman from The Pink Room: a shop + therapy space in Leeds that is entirely dedicated to empowering women and freeing us all from patriarchal conditioning. She is kindly offering all readers a 10% discount on her online shop, simply enter the code 'IAMAQUEEN' at check out.
  • Inside our categories: REFLECTION

    Setting aside time to reflect on what is important to you can be a great way to discover more about yourself and your values and ensure that you are on track to being the best version of you. Reflecting on the words of others can be a great way to question ourselves and our beliefs, why we hold certain beliefs and whether the beliefs keep us in protection mode or allow us to grow.