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Breathe magazine self-acceptance

Embrace the whole idea…

What is self-acceptance, anyway? I see it as being as honest as you can with yourself. It is the ability to take a long, hard look at yourself and see the original truth of who you are, as opposed to those self-judgements that you’ve learned from others, be they parents, siblings, friends or peers. If …

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Breathe Issue 17

It’s good to talk, isn’t it? Well (mostly), yes. But, sometimes, no. And not always because it’s unwanted, but because no one’s listening – not in a way that’s attentive and mindful anyway. And not in a way that will help to ease worries, solve problems or uncover positive strategies to cope with life’s bolt-out-of-the-blue …

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Breathe Journal 2023

Journal – 52 Week Planner

What are your goals for the next 52 weeks? Whether you have career ambitions, artistic projects or want to build better habits, this journal will guide and inspire. With weekly pages designed to help you mindfully pause and reflect on what’s working and what isn’t, it’s the perfect aid to creating positive personal change. Please …

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Breathe Issue 16

Graceful, enchanting, loyal, wistful, ghostly – how would you describe the Moon? Perhaps dependable should come high in the list of adjectives. Visible or not, the Moon is always there, quietly doing its own thing, whether that’s governing the Earth’s tides or providing a celestial calendar in the night sky. The planet’s earliest human inhabitants …

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Breathe Issue 15

It’s complicated, autumn. Always colourful, always changing, always caressing. Often challenging. The glorious yellows, reds and purples of the falling leaves that elicit gasps of delight from so many also signpost the shorter days to come. Days that for those living with Seasonal Affective Disorder will be marked by unwelcome mood swings, disrupted eating patterns …

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Breathe Issue 14

Everything’s aflutter here at Breathe. Deep into summer, the nearby gardens are full of life as friends enjoy lunchtime picnics; workers stretch their legs with a welcome run or walk; and hardworking pollinators busy themselves with the job of keeping the planet’s resources in good shape. Among them are butterflies, the iconic, much-loved creatures of …

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Summer Special

This Breathe Special is here to help you enjoy a more mindful summer. We hope it will inspire you to see the world with greater wonder and to make the most of those precious passing moments. With outdoor meditation, cooling breathing techniques, easy ways to slow down and exercises to get those creative juices flowing, …

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Everyday Mindfulness

When you think of mindfulness, what comes to mind? Mantras, essential oils, listening to relaxation podcasts? I used to think of someone sitting cross-legged, palms facing upwards and humming a calming tune. Assuming that’s all there was to it, I dismissed mindfulness as something that couldn’t help me. Even as its popularity grew and I …

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Carry on laughing

You might remember seeing laughter yoga featured on a news programme or travel show. It goes like this: a bunch of people leaping around laughing, all looking somewhat childish and possibly a little ‘hippy-dippy’. There is no mistaking their happiness as they laugh at themselves. So we laugh at them. In fact, suddenly everyone is …

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