10 fail-proof ways to beat a bad mood

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Sometimes life is tough. Things happen, you miss opportunities or people reject you. It can leave you feeling a little beaten down and empty. You can really learn a lot about people in these moments. Are you the moping around in your fluffy socks watching Downton Abbey type? The hardcore fighter with the ball of rage in your belly? Or do you run from your troubles?

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Mrs Claus' secret cookie recipe

Mrs Claus’ secret cookie recipe

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What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Is it the hum-dinger of a turkey browning in the oven? The fairy lights twinkling on your withering old tree? Or perhaps it’s the sweet marzipan icing on your Mother’s Christmas cake? To me, Christmas is many things…it’s the excitement of unwrapping mysterious packages, it’s the joy of pulling crackers and telling ridiculous jokes (and looking equally ridiculous in your paper hat) and it’s the wonderful blissful happiness of being surrounded by those you love the most.

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The spiritual significance of food, body image and healing

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This post is a little different than my usual motivational Friday message. You see, I’ve been thinking lately that you only really see half of me. There is a big part of my life which I was afraid to talk about until now…I need to share about my faith. In all honesty it’s a difficult post to write. It can be easy to be swept up in the human nature of pandering to your ego and allowing your head to get so big you can’t fit through doorways.

But I know that I simply cannot take the credit for my recovery and the person I am. This is me giving due credit to the Creator and Master of my life. Through him all will find love, forgiveness and grace. It is my hope for you that you will find peace in his arms, as I do.

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How do you love yourself when you don’t like yourself?

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Sometimes there are people in your life who you just can’t stand. For no particular reason, this person just gets under your skin. Or perhaps there is a very good reason for your distaste towards this person. Unfortunately, as this is the real world and not some cartoon where you can zap them away, we must put up with these people. So we smile, grit our teeth and get on with it. But what do you do when you feel that way about yourself?

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Vege-lovers pasta bake

Vege-lovers pasta bake

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I’m writing to you from the comfort of my own home once more. You are probably excited to hear about all the awesome adventures I’ve had since finishing exams. Well I’m sorry to disappoint, but my life as a free woman has been rather dull. Unless you find binge-watching ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ loafing around in pjs and baking muffins particularly thrilling. However, don’t leave just yet…I do have a rather fantastic recipe for you today!

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What nobody tells you about recovery

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Disordered eating is no longer an uncommon issue in peoples lives. So many of us are confined and restricted by the rules we inflict on ourselves to reach society’s ridiculous standard of beauty. Unfortunately, the transition from disordered eater to recovery is not all smooth sailing. In fact, it can be frustrating, exhausting and degrading. However, the struggle is worth it, in order to emerge whole once more and to begin truly living!

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10 worthwhile Wednesday reads

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Summer came flouncing in unannounced this week. I personally couldn’t be happier about it. I even attempted to take my study into the great outdoors, however it wasn’t so successful. The wind whipped up my papers and the bugs had a field day attacking my legs. I have but one final pesky exam to get through and then I will be free! Today instead of a recipe I’m sharing a round-up of my favourite links from across the big wide web…

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How to become emotionally intelligent + bonus free worksheet!

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Do you ever feel completely frazzled? Like you could be on the brink of a full-on Britney-head-shaving-rampage. Maybe you got stuck in traffic on the way to work, tripped over your own feet in front of someone you like or didn’t get invited to a “friend’s” party. Rage, embarrassment, sadness…ever feel like you’re on some sort of terrifying emotional rollercoaster? You wanna be one of those flippy skirted, omming hippies…but you’re just not feeling it. Well, what I’m talking about today will definitely apply to you. Emotional intelligence is all about being able to identify, understand and manage emotions. Read on to find out how to be a little less cray and a little more calm…

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Chocolate chip cookies and real talk…

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Have you ever found yourself pining for love? I’m not just talking about some meaningless fling or high school crush. I mean the real-deal. Someone who will cherish you, take delight in sharing your crazy dreams and holding you when you are falling apart. My best friend has recently entered a new relationship which is all mushy, with a smattering of butterflies and rainbows. To some people that makes them wanna hurl, but for me…well it sent me into a deep funk. I feel this irrepressible desire to love and be loved. I feel that there is something or rather someone missing in my life.

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