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The Power of the Pedal

By Ava Maginnis (Like Carrie Bradshaw but not) The wind rushing by me. Fresh air and trees all around. The sun is shining and the view is beautiful. Bristol is a fantastic city to live in, not only because it’s vibrant; … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule to Good Relationships

The Golden Rule to Good Relationships There seems to be an element of mystery about why some relationships do so well while others are doomed to disaster. Even if we like a person, it is difficult to predict whether we … Continue reading

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How to Deal With Difficult People

You only have to turn on the news to see that this is a world of conflict. Even in our own lives it sometimes seems like social stress and disagreement are inescapable facts.   A man called Marshall Rosenberg grew … Continue reading

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How to Create the Future You Want in Three Easy Steps

It is well known that having goals is good for us. Sometimes though, with all the will in the world, it can be difficult for us to achieve those goals because our existing habits get in our way. For example … Continue reading

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Motivate yourself with this technique for goal setting

Listen to Mr Motivator, a staff-post on Motivation by Lucy Duggan. This new year Barfoot gave me an audio book she’s been listening to while out running called ‘100 Ways to Motivate Yourself’ by Steve Chandler. Sounds cheesy? That’s what … Continue reading

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Practicing Mindfulness by Kathryn: Tools for Slowing Down.

Doing Nothing – The Art of Mindfulness When was the last time you did nothing for 10 minutes?  No doing anything, no chatting, or texting, checking emails, problem solving something in your mind about what you have to do in … Continue reading

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“What Do You Do For Your Wellbeing?” from Volunteer Rhiannon

We ask our volunteers “What do you do for your wellbeing?” as part of the interview and getting to know you process when they start volunteering at Light Box.  It’s a great conversation starter, and is always so inspiring! Hurray … Continue reading

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Kathryn on Mindfulness, Part One

As I sit down to write this blog entry on Mindfulness I am struck by a great irony: in the exploration of mindfulness, of savouring my experiences to inspire me writing this piece, I have let the emails and phone … Continue reading

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How to Bokeh: an exciting photography technique

Bokeh ay, we’ve been meaning to try it out for over a year, and now we’ve finally cracked it. It was much easier and much more fun than we first imagined, and you don’t have to be skilled with manual … Continue reading

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Mega Opportunities for Humour and Playfulness

A huge list here of all the ideas from this term’s Humour and Playfulness workshops. We put forward the question ‘How can you bring more humour into your lives, how can you make life more playful?’ and this is what … Continue reading

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