Is it time to be kinder to ourselves?

How can Mindfulness help? Mindfulness has become a buzzword of late – known for being a vital component in a self-care tool kit, along with exercise, eating healthily, and all those other things that you know are good for you but you don’t actually do… (Or is that just me?) I knew that mindfulness and […]

Why so serious? What the Joker teaches us

In true nerdy fashion, I’m sat in my pre-booked seat at 18:45 (because hey, you can’t leave it to chance to get good seats on the night), finally watching the heavily anticipated film, Joker. If you monitor ‘movie news’ you will already know it is being met with controversial reception. While I respect the opinions […]

6 simple self-care tips we often overlook

The truth about ‘self-care’ As far as I can see, self-care is too often pitched by sleek, photoshopped instagram models telling us that merely drinking more glasses of water and putting on face masks are the steps to a perfect life. In reality, self-care is actually far less glamorous. Self-care is described as ‘the practice […]

Painting for self-kindness and relaxation [Free Workshops]

Painting for self-kindness and relaxation [Free workshops]

Watch Stacie talking about using expressive painting for self-compassion and find out how she does it. Look out for our expressive painting workshops coming up: Monday 8th April at our Quiet Connections Truro group – Cafe Chaos 5-7pm: An introduction to painting for self-compassion Saturday 4th May at The Museum of Cornish Life in Helston […]

5 ways to self-care

5 ways to prioritise your self-care… even when you’re busy

We are taught that we must always hit the ground running. We’re told we need to learn to prioritise our never-ending to-do lists. Being busy is something to strive for. We believe there’s no time to take a minute to breathe because we worry if we do we’ll end up being behind on the workload […]

selfish or self-preservation

Why it’s not selfish to put yourself first

Am I being selfish?  As soon as the word selfish left her mouth, my throat tightened, and my head felt like it may possibly explode. All I wanted to do was come back with a well thought out retort, but my mind went blank as her last word still stung my ears.   Growing up, […]

Georgina's best songs to combat anxiety

Georgina’s top 5 songs to play to combat anxiousness

Music can have such a big impact upon anxiousness- whether that’s songs that you can relate to; songs that pick you up and empower you; or songs that remind you of all the things in life that make it worth living (see my Top 7 songs to inspire and empower you shared last week). I find silence can […]

What can you include in your Distraction Plan to help you manage anxiety?

Anxiety can take lots of different forms, but I think one common theme is that it can be extremely overwhelming. I’ve found that in the moment, it’s hard to focus on anything except how anxious I feel, like when I’m about to order a drink in a cafe, or meet a new group of people, […]

Why I no longer strive for perfection

Why I No Longer Strive For Perfection

There was a time not so long ago when all I wanted to do was change everything about myself. There was no particular reason for this, nothing I could pinpoint or put my finger on anyway. There was just a nagging self doubt that lingered relentlessly. I thought that if I changed the way I looked, changed my […]

Clutter at Christmas time

7 great gifts for the sensitive person who hates clutter

You know how messy your mind can feel when you’re surrounded by ‘things’? When the totality of your possessions becomes overwhelming, it chips away at your wellbeing. But, did you know you don’t need to be drowning in a sea of stuff for this to take effect? Some of us are more sensitive to this […]

How can you help yourself when you’re having suicidal thoughts?

If you’re reading this, it’s my guess that you’re feeling pretty hopeless right now. I know what that’s like. In fact, there are a lot of us at Quiet Connections who have been there. And now you’re here, perhaps you’re hoping to find a solution that you can do all by yourself. Something that doesn’t […]

Love yourself like your life depends on it

How to love yourself like your life depends on it

If you truly loved yourself… As compassion, and more importantly self-compassion seems to be a running theme at the moment, certainly in my life, I finally got around to reading something that has been on my list for a while: a short but brilliant book by Kamal Ravikant called ‘Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends […]