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Green Friday – eco-friendly alternatives to Black Friday

‘Green Friday’ is an anti-Black Friday movement that promotes more mindful gift shopping that is less harmful to the environment. It’s a collective term for initiatives that have the wellbeing of our planet at heart and it feels so much more aligned with the true meaning of the holiday season. 6 green(er) ways to go about your Christmas shopping this Friday (and after).

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Holistic Living – Amy Bateman

Amy is a holistic coach and through her coaching business Face Of Nature she provides women with nutritional guidance, skincare advice and mindfulness sessions. We talk to Amy about the importance of looking at our wellbeing in a holistic way, about her vision to empower women to live naturally and in alignment with the seasons, and she shares some practical examples and simple ways to take first steps towards a more holistic lifestyle.

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3 Strategies To Set Business Boundaries That Feel Good

Boundaries are about the things we say 'yes' or 'no' to in our business. They determine when and where we work, and how we spend our time and energy. But setting them and sticking to them can be really hard. In this post business mentor Astrid Bracke shares some of the boundaries that helps her run a slow and intentional business, and offers strategies to help you do the same.

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How Life Is A Game Of Connecting The Dots

Vanessa Simpson is a photographer living in rural Somerset. Slowly building her photography business and looking back at the path that lead to where she finds herself today, she realises how the thread of her life’s encounters and events remind her of the game of connecting the dots.

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A Spring Guide To Hygge | Bex Massey

People often associate hygge with cosy blankets, candles and crackling fires in Autumn and Winter, but hygge is really about celebrating the beauty of all of the seasons. Bex Massey shares some tips how to experience hygge in Spring...

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Island living – Ella Mclachlan

Ella Mclachlan is the founder of Phoenix & Providence, an Isles of Scilly based skincare and wellbeing company. The products are made with seaweed foraged by hand by Ella, and are designed to infuse a sense of calm and...