Rachel Brady

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Sobriety and Mental Health

Today I am 2 months’ sober. And 2 days ago it was World Mental Health Day. All the 2s, eh? 2 months isn’t a long time really, BUT I have been on the early sobriety rollercoaster for about 5 years…

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How to Reduce Toxins in Your Home

I think now most of us are pretty aware that most household products contain a whole ton of toxins, right? For me I was very much aware, but it felt really overwhelming as I knew just how bad it was,…

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Getting Started with Essential Oils

Essential oils. Ah, even saying those two words somehow activates pleasure and relaxation in me. The very idea that we can capture the essence of a flower, a plant, of bark or a seed, and harness its incredible (I do…

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Begin Again

Purpose. It’s a big deal. What’s your PURPOSE in life?! EEEEEK! It makes my head hurt! There are courses, personality tests (Enneagram 4 over here!), and so much content all about it, all over the Internet. I watched Soul the…

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Leftover potato, greens and cheddar frittata

I’m allergic to waste. I HATE it! I get so annoyed at myself if I discover a bag of soggy leaves in the fridge, or I missed a use by date on a pot of yoghurt. I mean, to be…

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Get creative with the humble spud

Who doesn’t love potatoes? If you just raised your hand, then I’m sorry, but we may not have a future together… I mean, come on. ‘Potooties’, ‘spuds’, ‘tatties’… whatever you call them, potatoes are, deservingly, a mainstay of family cooking.…

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6 personal positives I am taking from lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented situation. Thousands of people are dying. Not only that but the economic aftershock of this will be felt on a very serious level for many years to come – and for many, many people.…

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Tui Sensatori Punta Cana: honest review and top tips

Well, well, well. It’s certainly been a while, huh? I’ve decided to come back to blogging and vlogging. For one reason only: I’ve missed it so much! Hopefully you’re happy to see me and this article is useful or interesting…

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Be kind

As a highly sensitive person I often have to check myself when I feel hurt by someone. Am I being oversensitive here? Are they even aware of their actions? I am quite practised now at evaluating whether someone is intentionally…

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5 budget friendly family meals

Recently, as you may have seen on my social media, I have been working with my old chums Channel Mum. They set me the challenge of developing some recipes, each block of 5 with a different theme. They suggested a…

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How to not lose your mind as a SAHM

I mentioned on Instagram recently that I had suffered a bout of depression. I’m fortunate in that I seem to have nipped it in the bud. I’m managing it, but it’s a work in progress. Why was I down? What…

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