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Thanks to mindfulness, today is the first day of the rest of my life September 8th 2016 – my new life

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I’m a huge supporter of mindfulness and living ‘in the moment’ and whilst writing about it again the other day, I knew I needed to get ‘mindful’ in order to work through all that has happened, negatively, in the past few weeks (and more). But, for me, shutting off my brain and concentrating

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My weekend of creativity and my own way with mindfulness to stop myself from ‘thinking’ – buttons and art

I have a lampshade with buttons on it in the shape of a heart. It gave me the inspiration to put buttons on other things. I have had a hoard of button from my late Great Aunt, and have just kept them but they are so pretty I wanted to do something with them. I

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My last author book signing of this year is at Sandbach in the beautiful Town Hall Saturday 5th November 2016– are you coming?

Sandbach Author Event 2016

32 authors will have tables at this event on Saturday 5th November 2016, so you can meet and chat to writers of mixed genre. From Paranormal, to children’s books, self-help to contemporary fiction and more adults reads too! I will have my memoirs, self-help book and ‘Behind Those Eyes’, my

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Book signings, confidence, radio interviews, support, special guests, mental health, anxiety and inspiration!

Me at the Essex Author Extravaganza

The Essex Author Extravaganza went really well at the weekend! I nearly didn’t go, I nearly didn’t do the radio interview, but I did both.

I was in a bit of a state over the radio interview, but told EVERYONE I could that I was doing it, as

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How much alcohol is too much? The ‘tonight’ programme and my dry March continues

I watched the tonight programme last night on TV, about alcohol consumption and the new lower amounts set out in the guidelines of 14 units per week for women and men. They also gave a few facts:

No amount of alcohol is ‘safe’

One in ten people in the UK drinks the maximum weekly limit

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Diary of my one month off alcohol, blog two; days five to eight, plus some facts about regular or heavy drinking

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Firstly, here’s a few more facts about heavy or regular drinking…

Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows down the brain and the central nervous system’s processes. Apparently, over time, heavy drinking interferes with the neurotransmitters in the brain that are needed for good mental health. It lowers the levels of

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