Digital Discipline: A Modern Mental Health Necessity?

Recently, I decided to take a month-long break from social media. This was partly prompted by books and articles exploring the benefits of ‘digital detoxing’ (like Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism) and partly due to reservations that had been rumbling around inside me about my use of social media platforms for a while. Although I wouldn’t call myself an…

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Creating Space for Creativity

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity, being task-focused, and how much information I’m consuming. News reports, social media, podcasts and even my beloved books (if I’m trying to read too many), can all contribute to a sense of mental overload, I think. Where there’s mental overload, one consequence for me is a sharp downturn in…

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2019 – Plans for Writing

I can’t believe we’re already half way through the month of February. Once January bites the bullet, the weeks always seem to quickly disappear. I’m not sure if it’s a sign of getting older, but these days I find weeks and months slipping by me like a river. One of the ways I try to keep focus…

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Filling Your Cup (And Drinking From It)

A few years ago, I did absolutely nothing for myself. Nada. In scenes that will be familiar to parents of young children everywhere, I felt I just didn’t have the time. Socialising was an add-on to a list that was already fit to bursting and reading more than a few pages of a book that wasn’t The Gruffalo…

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The Fear Unspoken

Last week, I happened to read something online about the death of broadcaster Rachael Bland, who died at the age of 40 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. But I’ll be truthful – I hadn’t actually heard of the Radio Five Live presenter until I read about her death. Why her particular story stuck out to me…

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Fifty Days of Summer

All good things must come to an end as the saying goes… And so it is that our seven weeks of school holidays have finally disappeared. Who knew that fifty days could pass so quickly? (I can multiply, by the way – we just got a cheeky extra day 😉 ). 2018 has definitely been…

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Life Within Four Corners – February 2018

Don’t adjust your screens folks, that’s right, I’m still on February time here at Wellies on the School Run. Between writing posts on my latest Little Loves, a Sunday well spent at the beach and World Book Day last week I just didn’t get around to posting my favourite photos of the month. In future…

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Life Within Four Corners – January 2018

Welcome to the first 2018 instalment of ‘Life Within Four Corners’, where I share some of my favourite photos, and the stories that went along with them, from the preceding month. You can find out all about Life Within Four Corners here, and I’d love it if you joined in by sharing some of your favourite monthly…

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Saying Goodbye to Holidays, Festive Reads and Getting Organised With The Bullet Journal – #LittleLoves

Hello, Happy New Year and welcome to my first 2018 Little Loves 🙂 I hope you all had a lovely festive season, and were happy with everything that Santa brought 🙂 Who else can’t believe the holidays are already over? Me either. We had a fantastic time though, and enjoyed lots of slow mornings, a…

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The Muse, Stranger Things and Winter Warmers #LittleLoves

It’s been a slightly healthier week in the Wellies household this week and I’m just glad I don’t have to put ‘sick days’ in another title for this post. We’re all back to school, work and the normal Monday to Friday – but after a week of dodging hailstones on dog walks I could do…

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