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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.

  • How can good nutrition help to improve your focus? NobleBlu’s Head of Nutrition, Rahul Shah, gives his key tips

    Can what we put in our bodies improve our focus? In this article, our wonderful stockist NobleBlu's Head of Nutrition: Rahul Shah shares his advice on how to best utilise this.
  • Mental Health and your Sex Hormones

    Our sex hormones not only affect the body but also our mind. Yep, mental health and hormones are intimately linked. Meaning, you wouldn’t be alone in noticing changes to your mental state during different times of the menstrual cycle.

    In this week's blog, Unfabled's Clinical Lead, Zoe Sever explains how to make sense of these changes and make actionable steps to take control of your wellbeing.

  • 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.
  • How to cultivate a self-love mindset by Lili Sinclair-Williams

    True self love comes from within. It is the ability to love and respect yourself regardless of what is going on in your life around you. When we truly love ourselves, we show the world the type of love we deserve from others. This creates healthy relationships and boundaries as well as an internal happiness that can be infectious to others around you.
  • A beginners guide to mindfulness

    Mindfulness has become hugely popular over the past few years – you’ve probably come across it at some point or maybe you use it regularly. It has gone from being a fringe practice to the mainstream and is a fantastic way to reduce stress, anxiety and burnout and live a more focussed and purposeful lifestyle.

    Mindfulness is not a new invention, it has been practised for thousands of years. It’s aim? To end suffering. So, what is it and how do you do it?

  • A Children's Yoga Teacher's Perspective on Journal Writing With Kids by Victoria Tso

    Did you keep a diary as a child? Many children do - a secret book to record their feelings and reflections on the day in. It can be an incredibly powerful tool. But without encouragement and regular time, plus an understanding of the benefits, diaries often end up laying untouched under a bed for months at a time.  

  • Team LSW's Happy Hobbies

    In our stressed out society, it can be hard to slow down and stay present. Leisure time is often spent inside scrolling on screens, increasing our already sky-high cortisol levels and encouraging our bodies to remain in fight or flight mode. In this blog post, we’re looking into the positive powers of hobbies and how they can become an effective way to practice mindfulness and access our flow state.
  • Good Mood Food by Helena Holdsworth

    One of the most important ways to nourish your overall wellbeing is to make sure you are fuelling your body with nutrient dense foods. Research has proven that our diet is directly linked to our mood, mental clarity and energy levels - as the saying goes ‘good food, is good mood’. In this blog post, we’ll explore the essential nutrients and food groups that can help to keep us happy and healthy…
  • The Happy Hormones: What they are and how to boost them by Helena Holdsworth

    Did you know that we already contain the formula to feel good? It's all about learning how to harness our bodies' biochemistry in order to get those natural highs. In this blog post, we’re taking a look at the four key happy hormones responsible for our wellbeing, understanding what they are and how we can boost them…
  • 6 Ways You Can Help Support Your Child Starting School by Milly Glendinning

        Starting school is a big step in your little ones lives. It can be expected that emotions may run high at first. Acknowledging this and being t...