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Goal-setting 101

Goals tend to be about increasing, decreasing or improving something by carrying out certain actions. Specificity is the key. So having assessed what matters most to you, having considered the areas of your life that you wish to improve and having focused on what is motivating you to make these changes, it’s important to set goals in the right way […]

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Kindfulness : The trend of self-compassion

It was reported recently in the Guardian, in a piece on recent ‘up lit’ novels, that kindness is making its mark in the literary world, with big-hearted stories featuring tenderness, companionship and compassion rising to the top of the bestseller charts and infiltrating our reading. This was no surprise to us at Yellow Kite – […]

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Team Bookends’ books to give to spread a little happiness

The number 1 key to happier living as advocated by Action for Happiness and Vanessa King, author of 10 KEYS TO HAPPIER LIVING is giving to others. When you think about it, it’s not that surprising but it did get us thinking about what books we would give our friends and family to spread some […]

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New Year, New…Boyfriend?

Last new year I was in a hotel at Heathrow, alone. I chose that. I chose to buy the prosecco, and salmon dinner, and to light the scented candle as I chowed down in a fancy toweled bathrobe, London’s fireworks on the telly and mates from all over the world on FaceTime. The next day […]

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What to do when Happily-Ever-Afters don’t last

We enter our romantic relationships with great love, hope and excitement – we’ve found ‘the one’, so we plan and forge our happily-ever-afters together. But sometimes, for many different reasons, relationships come undone; they don’t work out. Commonly we view this as a personal failure rather than an opportunity. And instead of honouring what we […]

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The Gratitude Diaries

It’s easy to look at others and think how lucky they are, and sometimes finding the positives in our own lives can be hard. Success is often measured in tangible ways, and as we strive to achieve more and get more, we forget that it’s often the simple things that can bring us the most […]

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