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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 …

Slowing Down is the New Busy: 5 Ways to Start

This post was updated on 13/05/21When lockdown happened, it forced us all to slow down. We couldn’t carry on with our busy lives, rushing from one task to the next. Jumping in the car to do multiple drop offs and pick ups. Our time being taken up by other things.The thing is, I heard a …

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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 …

An Introduction to Self-Care for Your Body

This post was updated on 13/05/21When 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, …

Simple Holiday by the Sea, in Rock, Cornwall

This post was updated on 13/05/21I 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 …

Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures

This post was updated on 16/05/21This 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. …