Doing what you love, Joyful Stuff, Kindness, Life Lessons

10 Things to Do Before the end of 2016

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Before you get too excited about the brand new year looming .. there are a few lovely things you can do before the end of 2016. I adore this time of year, I am a true Christmas tragic and the simple joys of this season will always be close to my heart. This doesn’t mean that life is easy, far from it. The reality is that the new year is actually a most welcome fresh start and something I am deeply craving! The simple rituals that you can work into your end of year celebrations are such a lovely way to mark the end of 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017.

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Joyful Stuff, Life Lessons

5 Books that Changed my Life and Why

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I have always been a book worm .. when the other kids at school were competing against each other outdoors I locked myself away in the library determined to beat my personal best in the MS Read-a-thon. Words were always my thing, numbers not poetic enough for me. The ability to lose yourself in words is one of life’s greatest joys don’t you think? Over the years I have gravitated to real stories, self help and selected fiction that stirs the emotions.

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Shopping for Good this Christmas

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It’s that time of year! The pressure to spend is relentless .. and you have the power to take a stand and shop for good this Christmas! Now more than ever the world needs you to shop for good. Besides running away for a month to avoid it all, or just not buying anything for anyone, making good shopping choices is your best option. (I have seriously considered the other two ideas!) Creating a list is a great place to start, who are you buying for and why? The why is the most important part, buying from a place of love not obligation will ensure that your list is shorter and your shopping is much more fun and meaningful!

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