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Empire of Storms (ToG) – Book of the Month

You may remember me mentioning an author called Sarah J Maas previously in my Top 5 YA Fantasy series to escape reality post, well she’s got another fantastic series for you to explore: Throne of Glass. I’m currently on Empire of Storms, Book Six of the series and I love it. I’m actually re-reading the series in preparation for the final book release tomorrow, and I honestly can’t wait to finish it.

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Art Life, News, Self Care

Epic Inktober Failure

Okay, so I had planned for this post to be a nice round up and catch up of my current Inktober drawings for this year. I thought I was going to do so well, what with all my pre-planning and thumbnails. I was so ready for it this year, but then everything just came crashing down around me. Inktober fail! No excuses here. It’s my own damn fault I’m failing, although failing feels like such a harsh word but it’s exactly how I’m feeling. But why? I really shouldn’t  ...

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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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