Real Women, Real Lives: LAUNCH of a new feature #motivation #inspiringwomen

Who inspires you? Who do you use as your motivator to get things done or to make valuable changes to your life?

There are thousands of women who stimulate our need for greatness. They appear on our television and movie screens, we listen to them on the radio, or we read their encouraging stories in articles or books. It’s easy to put a celebrity on a pedestal and desire their lifestyle, skillset and strength of character, but we don’t need to turn to the glossy magazines, or the big screen, to find inspirational women who can motivate us to succeed. They live next door, work alongside us, and talk to us at the supermarket. Read more

Learn How to Be Kinder to Yourself #PersonalDevelopment #MentalHealth #Wellbeing

Learn How to Be Kinder To Yourself

There are times in our lives when everything gets a bit too much. Whether that’s overwhelm at work, too much screen time, an extensive to-do list, or a strain on our mental or physical health. Instead of taking a step back we often soldier on regardless of the consequences. Read more

Rethink Your Monday Morning Blues #Wellbeing #SelfHelp

Rethink Your Monday Morning Blues

We’ve all experienced the Monday morning blues at some time in our lives, whether it was dragging yourself out of a warm bed to go to school, or finding the energy to fight through another day at the office. That feeling stays with us, and our subconscious begins to see Monday morning as a threat. If we’ve got sweaty palms, a tension headache, and stomach pains then our body will believe that we need to avoid the situation and so, in turn, pile more misery on us each week until we submit and stay in bed – where it’s safe! Read more

Five Minutes With… Dorothy from @ShannathShima #Art #Blogging

Five Minutes With…

DorothyWelcome to Five Minutes With… a feature where I invite bloggers of all genres to tell us a little about themselves and their blogging journey.

Today’s blogger is Dorothy Berry-Lound (ShannathShima) who blogs at

Q1: When and why did you start blogging? Which platform do you use?

I started blogging in March 2015. I used WordPress and love it. As an artist I wanted to use blogging as a way of talking about my art, why I do what I do, what inspirations I have, the meaning behind some of it. Also as a writer and poet it gives me an opportunity to give full rein to my writing, usually illustrated with my art of course.  Read more

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