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5 Reasons Not to Say You’re Busy

How do you feel about the phrase busy? Being busy? Or even better “too busy” or “so busy”? It’s become so much the norm. Someone asks how you are and it is so normal to reply with “yes I’m so busy.”  Do you wear being so busy almost like a badge of honour? We all have times …

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How to Live Simply To Shine in Life

This post was updated on 27/08/19What’s this blog all about anyway…? I came up with the name of my blog-Simply Shine- a little while ago and the tagline around about the time I started doing this full time, at the beginning of the year. So far I’ve written a little about a simple home although …

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An Introduction to Self-Care for Your Body

This post was updated on 21/09/20When we think of self-care, we often think of massages and pedicures. Those are fantastic but certainly not part of daily self-care. But some of the most important self-care activities are those that tend to the more mundane needs of the body: getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, eating healthy food, …

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Simple Holiday by the Sea, in Rock, Cornwall

I am currently spending the most glorious week in Rock, Cornwall. So much so I decided to change the subject of today’s post, so that I can tell you about this instead. Rock is a coastal fishing village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is opposite Padstow on the north-east bank of the River Camel estuary …

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Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures

This is the final post in a series on How to Live Simply to Shine in Life. You can read the second post in the series here-Ten Tips for a Simple Home. This post will focus on enjoying life’s simple pleasures. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression Happiness is not a destination. It’s a way of life. …