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September 2018

News, Self Care

Maintaining a Positive outlook – Mindfulness Matters

I’ve always been someone that struggles maintaining a healthy balance in life – a positive outlook. I confessed to myself a while ago that I was a burnout junkie, but that’s only the first step in the long journey to mindfulness. Jon Kabat Zinn, the creator of the centre of mindfulness in medicine, defines mindfulness as: Paying attention; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This is a great little intro, it’s the act of living in the moment, not overthinking or  ...

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Preparing for Inktober

It’s officially October next week, which means it’s officially the Inktober time of year. I’m starting my inktober prep for it at the moment and try to be more organised than I have in previous years. Every year I give Inktober a go, but every year I struggle to get past the first week, generally I’m not a draw everyday kind of gal. I’d love to be, but I don’t seem to build in the habit very well, this year I’m prepping before October begins to give myself a  ...

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Six of Crows – Book of the Month

I am so clearly in love with this book its not even funny, so much so I’ve started making fan art for it. I’d loved sharing my books with you in my Top 5 YA Fantasy books post, so I thought I’d start sharing my current reading books every month. Depending on how life is shitting all over my plans, I try reading at least one book a month. This month I’ve been obsessing over the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. You can grab yourself a copy here. Six of Crows  ...

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Bullet Journal Basics – Scrawlrbox Unboxing

Another Month, another Scrawlrbox unboxing, and this ones for Bullet Journal Junkies! I actually really liked this one even though it’s not technically Art supplies. What can I say? I’m a stationary nerd – and who isn’t obsessed with bullet journalling? Don’t know what that is? In essence, Bullet Journalling is basically bullet points…it’s that easy. If, you’re a list lover your probably already doing something similar to bullet journalling.  ...

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