Defrazzle With Ruby Wax


Book: A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled Author: Ruby Wax Genre: Self-Help Publisher: Penguin Life Favourite Line: ‘To do or not to do, that is the question.’ Where can I find it? You can buy a paperback or the Kindle edition here The Idea: A self-help book for those of us who are really, really […]

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An Open Letter to Myself – Resolutions


  I’ve written this post and deleted it three times since Friday 30th December 2016. Each time, I’ve been confident that THESE are the 500 words I want everybody to see, but then as soon as my mouse hovers over the publish button, panic sets in. It’s crap, Ciara. Nobody cares, Ciara. You’re talking to […]

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The Grinch Ain’t Stealing My Christmas


Everybody who knows me will be more than aware that I am, in fact, Cindy-Lou Who. I begin planning my wrapping theme in July, and I start thinking about the way I’ll decorate my grotto not long after. I squeal when a Christmas song comes on and I have enough festive jumpers to rival Zoe […]

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The Gift of Glow – Pixi by Petra


If you’re a seasoned blogger, blog reader or beauty fan, you’ll have heard of Pixi. The iconic Glow Tonic has been a staple in the beauty routine of females (and males) everywhere for a couple of years now. Being the type of person I am, I’m always a bit late when it comes to trying […]

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When Mental Illness & Physical Illness Collide


Over the last year and a bit, I’ve been quite unwell. Not just mentally, but physically too. I have written a blog post about this, but it isn’t finished yet as we still don’t have a diagnosis, and I’m also really scared to share that with the world at the moment! I’ve never really been […]

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24 Quotes for 24 Years


I don’t have much of an introduction for this because it’s already a million miles long, but it was my birthday yesterday and I wanted to share some of the quotes dear to my heart and what they mean to me. When you get to the end there’s a little competition to get involved in […]

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Friends and Mental Health


As you get older, I think your circles start to get smaller and you begin to drift from people you thought you’d be friends with forever. I made big circles of friends in primary school, secondary school and college, and now I only speak to one or two people out of each of those groups. […]

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The Dream Team


I find that one of the biggest problems I face on a daily basis is being able to sleep well. Nothing frustrates me more than staring at the ceiling for 6 hours before dozing off an hour before my alarm sounds. I’ve suffered with sleep problems for as long as I can remember. When I […]

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10 of The Best Wedding Shoes


I bought my wedding shoes about a month ago, which was really exciting, but also very daunting. In my head all I could think about was the traditional cream satin courts that your granny wore when she got married in the 50s.ย I didn’t want my shoes to be boring, and devoid of all character, so […]

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Loving Somebody With A Mental Illness


We all know I have anxiety and depression, because I think it’s ย important to talk about it, to keep the conversation going. It’s estimated that 9.7 in every 100 people in the UK have a mental illness, or have experienced one as of 2009, and it wouldn’t be untrue to say that a fair few […]

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