Tag Archives | self care

“You’re not being unambitious. You’re doing what you’re meant to do in winter – staying warm, taking stock, resting” – why January is a joy for @verbisan

A guest post by Lynn Blair, a Glasgow-based lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. You can follow her on Twitter @verbisan and Instagram @verbisanpix. At about 3am, once everyone else has gone to bed, when the bubbles have […]

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‘Our mindset, and how constructively we use our days, changes everything about how we respond to each season’ – Marilena highlights the importance of gratitude and self care in all weathers

Our Community Correspondent Marilena explores the impact of ‘bad’ weather on our mental wellbeing, providing encouragement and practical tips for dealing with the physical and emotional challenges which winter brings.In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus Every season has its own personality, unique […]

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A real feast for the eyes – let this nature poetry transport you to a tranquil summer’s day in breathtaking surroundings

Our talented Community Correspondent Glen uses poetry to reflect on finding joy in Scotland’s dramatic scenery and captivating wildlife during summer. Summers Day As I lay upon that stoney bank And gaped at the munros A shiver passed right through me From my head down to my toes. I questioned where it came from What […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow

Marie shares highlights from the brilliant Pride Outside event on Saturday 30th June. My family and I had an absolutely lovely afternoon at Pride Outside in Auchenshuggle in Glasgow this weekend. Organised by the Forestry Commission and Operation Play Outdoors, it was a celebration of Pride Month and a chance for LGBTI+ folk along with […]

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‘Finding mindfulness and me’ – Kay shares her powerful journey of discovery, kindness and acceptance

We are delighted to share this insightful guest post from mindfulness expert, Kay Young. Her personal mindfulness journey has led to deep connection with others, her surroundings and, most of all, herself. To find out more about Kay you can follow her on Twitter @kaymindfulness or visit www.kay-young.co.uk Mindfulness has become a buzz word these […]

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Why I love #boringselfcare

A guest post by Marie Gallagher (@FuzzyPeachGirl)  I recently came across Boring Self Care on Twitter and, delighted by the illustrations,  started folllowing the Instagram account of artist and mental health activist, Hannah Daisy (@makedaisychains). Hannah draws activity badges which take me back to my days as a Brownie Guide but thankfully, for these ones, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Love Yourself!

It’s inescapable really, but today is Valentine’s Day. V-Day, as I’ll refer to it in this blog, is a day of living up to an ideal. One which is broadcast everywhere not least in advertising. I’ve spent more V-days alone than I ever have cooking romantic dinners, presenting cards and flowers, or playing Chris De […]

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6 Practical Self-Care Tips

Last week was NHS Self-Care week (Nov 13-19). We were encouraged to stop and take some time to think about our health and wellbeing. The NHS provided a bunch of great resources to help with things including losing weight, cutting down on alcohol, stopping smoking, and making most of your pharmacist. All these guides are […]

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