Nature Journal

Do you feel connected to nature? Can it really be beneficial to your wellbeing? Whether you’re an avid gardener or don’t even have a window box, whether you love the outdoors or are an advocate of city living, this journal is filled with simple ways to awaken your senses to the natural world and nurture …

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Breathe Issue 11

We’ve been puzzling the past few weeks here at Breathe. Puzzling as to how to communicate without words; puzzling how not to compromise the self while still helping others; and puzzling, well, about puzzles. We’ve discovered that while solutions to many of life’s big questions are rarely straightforward they always require patience. And this is …

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How to write your novel: top tips

Love writing but feel daunted by the thought of writing a full-length book? Writers who have lived the dream share their top tips. From Stephanie Lam… Finishing your first draft • Keep going until you reach the end. Don’t go back and revise, however tempted you may feel. You’ll get bogged down in perfecting that …

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Origins of common expressions

Many of the expressions we use in everyday conversation have fascinating origins. Breathe looks into just a few… To give the cold shoulder Meaning: To make someone feel unwelcome Origin: In Medieval times, the host would offer a cold piece of meat from the shoulder of mutton to his guest to let him know it …

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5 tips for new meditators

There are so many reasons and ways to meditate that it can at first seem daunting, but the benefits of sustained practice are worth the effort. You just need to give it a go. There is no one way There are many approaches, theories and philosophies when it comes to meditation. At the start, these …

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