Real Talk

I don't like my body everyday

I don’t like my body everyday, do you?

14th July 2020

There’s been a surge of posts recently about bodies online, especially on Instagram, which I am all for, but I have to admit that I don’t like my body everyday and I think that’s normal. Most discussions online promote being body positive. The body positivity movement has roots in the fat acceptance movement in the […]

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recovering perfectionist

I’m a recovering perfectionist

30th June 2020

I think I’d describe myself as a recovering perfectionist, as for as long as I can remember I wanted to be perfect. I’d read articles as a teenager about what celebrities like Jennifer Aniston ate and drank to try and copy what they did and become perfect. Obviously Jen was my icon as I watched […]

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self help books that changed my life

4 Self-Help Books that Actually Changed My Life

25th June 2020

I love to discover life changing self help books. Despite the hefty section of self development books in bookshops, it’s actually very rare to find one that helps. I’m always looking to improve my life, mindset, achieve my goals and live as happily and as stress-free as possible. I actively seek out self-help books even […]

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the art of self love

How to learn the art of self-love

22nd June 2020

The art of self-love isn’t something that you have or don’t have, it’s a skill that you practice and develop. Spoiler alert, I don’t love myself or my body everyday. Most days, I don’t wake up with the confidence and self-assurance of Shakira (even though my hips don’t lie) instead I slip into old habits […]

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dealing with rejection

How to get better at dealing with rejection

16th June 2020

A few weeks after I finished university, I realised that I had to get better at dealing with rejection.  As a graduate or just as a young person, you will be rejected from job applications, relationships and friendships, freelance work, a mortgage, loans – the list literally goes on and on.  You’re basically guaranteed that […]

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how to avoid the comparison trap

How to avoid the comparison trap

28th May 2020

Whether we like it or not, we all fall into the comparison trap at some point in our lives. We slip from harmlessly listening to someone’s success or observing it from a distance (perhaps through social media) to then feeling inadequate about ourselves. Comparisonitis, as Chelsea called it the other day, is something we all […]

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