Fragrance & Candles.....do you enjoy or ache?

Fragrance & Candles.....do you enjoy or ache?

Oh, those sweet aromas of the ocean breeze, strawberry fields, and citrus bliss.  Light that wick and your home is instantly transformed into a place of beautiful aromas, happiness, and comfort.  Your guests will feel instantly at ease and welcome. Although some will get an instant headache and need to leave as soon as they can politely finish their cuppa and chat. Why? 

Unfortunately, many of the candles created these days are full of synthetic ingredients and fragrances. 

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Why I'm so interested in Self-Care

Why I'm so interested in Self-Care
The awareness around self-care is something I focus on a lot.  
One of the reasons is that some women feel that self-care is being able to go to the toilet without a child coming with them.  Yes, I heard someone say that once. 

Whilst that can be seen by those of us who are mums as a 'luxury' (think about my bath mentioned above), it isn't self-care time. In my book I give you a lot of ideas for self-care, however, today I simply want you to embrace even the most basic to see that you can fit something into your day, even if you are reading this in your lunch break!
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What does Start Living really mean?

What does Start Living really mean?
Have you ever had a defining moment in your life? 

One of those moments when you question everything.

One of those moments when all the trivial stuff - the mean girls, the stressing over the little things, the mother guilt, the spinning through life on autopilot day after day - just don’t really matter anymore?

I did. Mine was facing death.

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How to adjust your life balance...

I'm an incredibly lucky person.

I am in the position of deciding when I work, where I work, and how much work I do in a day. Still, I sometimes have to check in my work/life balance - because I LOVE what I do so much, it can often take over my day and week!

Here are some ideas if you find your balance is a little out of control too quickly check-in and adjust it.

Whether you work in a corporate environment, in a high physical environment, or even from your own home environment like me, we all have to try and maintain a positive work/life balance. It's essential for leading a healthy and productive life. How?
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How can failures lead to success?

Have you ever attempted something and 'failed'? 

Maybe an exam at school, maybe a business, maybe a parenting style. Whilst the word 'fail' makes many of us uneasy to use, many people use it daily. 

When you allow this type of vocabulary to move from a 'sometimes word', to a daily one...you are actually setting yourself up to fail.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" 
Thomas Edison

Let's look at some examples of stories people play in their minds in a little more detail -

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