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When did you last spend time on the things or with the people you love? So often we come up with reasons (excuses) that mean we let the things we love fall aside in favour of things we believe we ‘have to do’. Being grown up sucks, right? Unless you decide to give yourself a break, and permission to make time for the things that give you joy, make you laugh, top up your tank. It’s time to fall back in love.

Before moving to Wales, I had never heard of a cwtch (pronounced koutch here in Carmarthenshire) and did not know it would become one of my favourite words. Although there is no exact translation into English, its closest would be a hug or a cuddle. I would add, a cwtch often involves snuggling up on a cosy spot under a blanket (that last bit is my own interpretation based on experience of… Read More

The art of forest bathing, shinrin yoku, is being backed up by science as more studies show the connection between time spent in nature and mental wellness