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June 6, 2020

On the whole, I have remained very positive throughout the last three or so months of lockdown. I can clearly see the benefits this has had for me and those around me.

This hasn’t just come around by chance. I don’t just BE positive. I make the choice to be positive eve...

May 19, 2020

This week I launched the Sally Shortcake Academy. My very own lockdown brain child that I have been working on in my head for a long time but have specifically been putting all of my time and effort into since I was not able to do my baking, due unfortunately to lack o...

March 14, 2020

Whilst everything is looking a little bit rubbish with holidays getting cancelled, panic buying at a high and uncertainty even higher, I thought I might as well look on the bright side. There are loads of reasons why being a baker, particular a cake baker is wonderful...

March 5, 2020

I read somewhere recently that the opposite of happiness in boredom. This straight away struck a chord and made me think. Is this true? When we are unhappy is it because we are bored?

Are we bored with our job because it doesn't challenge us or with our weekly routine b...

March 11, 2019

It seems like an absolute LIFETIME now since I closed the shop.

I have been planning on writing a blog to let everyone know what I'm doing but madly enough I haven't had the time. I have been very busy baking, painting, renovating, doing buffets, having meetings, doing...

December 31, 2018

This year didn't quite turn out as I expected, I'm not entirely sure what I expected last January but I'm pretty sure it wasn't this. When you think about it though a year is a long time and how anyone can ever know what's ahead is unreal.

To be quite honest I'm quite g...

November 19, 2018

Something that has caused me a lot of anxiety over many, many years and still does now, is need to constantly achieve and why I have it.

I'm not talking about things that I would class as big achievements say, pass your exams and get into University, get a degree, get a...

November 6, 2018

I don't know if I really want to do this and publish it to the world but I feel like only producing positive, glossy blogs about how I've overcome problems with anxiety doesn't give a real reflection of mental health issues. It might make people think that it sounds so...

October 26, 2018

Following on from this weeks blog The best thing you can ever do is learn not to think. I thought I would write a Friday Mini Blog with 5 tips that you can try THIS weekend to train your mind to stop overthinking or from thinking negative thoughts.

1. Give Some Yoga A G...

October 22, 2018

The title of this blog is only somewhat true, but by the end of reading you should hopefully get what I mean.

I have been practicing mindfulness through meditation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for about four years now. I learnt how to process negative thoughts and...

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