How journaling can change the life of an empath: an easy-to-use tool for empowerment and emotional well-being

Empaths are individuals who have an innate ability to sense and feel the emotions and energy of others. While this can be a wonderful gift, it can also be challenging to navigate in a world that can be overwhelming and emotionally charged. Journaling can be a powerful tool for empaths to help them process their emotions, set boundaries, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others. In this blog post, we will explore the ways in which journaling can […]

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7 great reasons to use a notebook for better mental health

bird notebook on a bench

If you have thoughts, you’re a thinker. Every human being engages their mind all day, every day. And the mind can be exercised and optimised, just like the body, with a few simple tools. Your smartphone can do almost anything, especially with the right apps. But it’s useful to sometimes ditch your phone in favour of a trusty notebook because there are things a notebook can do for your brain that a smart device cannot. 1. Disconnecting is good for […]

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Introduction to henna: the Lawsonia plant, its history, traditions & uses

The use of henna to dye skin and hair has a long-standing tradition; some records indicate that we’ve been using it for over 9,000 years! It’s commonly known in the Middle East, Africa, and Southern and Western Asia. Historical records show that henna has been used for cosmetic purposes in, among others, the Roman Empire, the Convivencia-period in medieval Spain and Ancient Egypt. People who live in hot, arid climates have long been aware of the cooling properties of henna […]

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Alexandra Gustafsson on how empathy and creativity are at the heart of being an actor

I caught up with actress Alexandra Gustafsson to chat about creativity and empathy from the perspective of a stage performer. Alexandra is currently studying for her Master of Arts in Theatre and Drama. Her journey into the world of acting is a pretty classic one; she has loved being centre stage for as long as she can remember, and her childhood included a lot of coercing family members, friends and guests to sit through her one-woman shows. And whenever there […]

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A quick-start guide to journaling: 10 essential tips for beginners

Journaling has been nothing if not life-changing for me. Every time I get stuck – with work, in life, in relationships, in processing emotions – journaling is there to help me sort it all out. Being able to have that profound impact on your mindset is crucial when you want to heal and move forward in life. However, back when I started, I had NO CLUE what I was doing. All I knew about journaling was that Dear diary cliché. […]

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How to recognise a conversational narcissist & tips on how to be a charming conversationalist from a communications expert

A conversational narcissist is someone who tends to steer any conversation to focus on themselves. Whether this is by giving more shift-responses or by simply withholding support-responses, you’ll recognise a conversational narcissist by how they always make every exchange you have with them about them. You may suspect a conversational narcissist if it’s someone who: needs a lot of attention, can’t seem to stop talking, or seek you out just to tell them how great they’re doing. 1) They are […]

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The surprising origin of the postcard & how sending a card is participating in history!

Bird cards on a windowsill

The postcard has been around for over 150 years. And whether you’re sending one from your travels in far away lands, for someone’s special birthday or just sharing some awesome memories with the person you made them with, the postcard can do no wrong. It connects two people in a gorgeously nostalgic way. With the perfect design on the front and a heartfelt note on the back, you can never go wrong with sending someone a card. This humble medium […]

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What are the benefits of a gratitude journaling practice? 15 gratitude journaling prompts to get you started

how and why to start a gratitude journal

Gratitude is real magic. In your mind. Even when all you can see is how horrible things are, gratitude can turn things around. It won’t fix everything that’s wrong with the world, but it’ll take your focus away from the bad and point you towards what’s still good. The days when you think it can’t get worse, gratitude will help you heal. Not instantly, but slowly over time writing about your gratitude will have a profound effect on your life. […]

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Why you should be writing postcards: 8 forgotten reasons why they’ll always be better than email (and how to start today)

Sunflowers are the perfect thing to cheer someone up

The first postcard was sent by a dude to himself. That was by an English gent named Theodore Hook in 1840. But it wasn’t until an American, by the name of John P. Charlton, copyrighted the first American postcard (how American of him), that they really took off and became popular with collectors, known as deltiologists. Since then our communications have become quicker than instant noodles and the value of each piece of communication has gone down. I mean, how […]

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My free gratitude journaling course is finished! It’s the place to be if you want to gain the happiness advantage

Learn gratitude journaling with this free course that has gratitude prompts for 21 days

Wowee, these past few weeks have had me up and down, and spun all around. I finally finished Thankful, my free gratitude journaling course, and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, free. I know spending hours agonising over what to write about and building a whole course on gratitude to give away for nothing seems contradictory when you’re trying to get your busienss off the ground. Trust me, I’ve had my doubts about this too. All the bro marketers and boss […]

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7+ ideas for inviting prosperity into your home and your life with good feng shui

How to use feng shui to invite prosperit into your life

Feng shui is a traditional practice from ancient China and is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics. The practice of feng shui discusses architecture in terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together – known as qi. Developed more than 3,000 years ago, feng shui was designed to help balance the energies within a space and within the home to help promote harmony, good health and wealth. Prosperity is one of the major elements […]

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A quick guide to the BTB Bagua (feng shui energy map) for empaths

The energy map used in feng shui to optimise the energies and harmony in your house is called a Bagua. It offers a systematic way to evaluate and plan the energy flow of your environment. The name is Chinese – “Ba” translates to eight, “gua” means area – so “bagua” literally translates into “eight areas”. The Bagua consists of eight symbols used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality – seen as a range of eight interrelated […]

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How to create more headspace in your everyday life with these 4 simple writing exercises

woman wearing grey knit cap

Forget trying to become a writer and just write because it’s one of the best ways to declutter your mind. Writing on paper (rather than on a computer or tab) forces your brain to really slow down and think – that’s why I prefer printable templates that I can write on myself. Of course, you can write in any way that is convenient for you – but you should be writing! This is one of the easiest forms of self-expression […]

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Should you give up on having creative hobbies if you aren’t the creative type?

Should you have creative hobbies even if you aren't creative?

So, you can’t draw. Or knit. Or go near superglue without gluing at least two fingers together. You can’t decorate a cake to save your life and your violin playing makes the alleycats yowl. So what? Does that mean that you should give up on having creative hobbies? Of course not! Creativity is a fundamental part of who you are as a human being – and it doesn’t matter what the end result looks like. That’s something that you tweak […]

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