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Melissa’s Satisfying Salads for all weather

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    Hello, Melissa here! If like me, you’re in the UK, it usually means your salad needs to fit all weather and these ones really do. So here are 7 Summer salads for rain or shine; a delicious mix of hearty and wholesome with fresh and zesty. Lots of great ones to share as well as ones to make double and have the next day or take to a picnic. As ever, feel free to add in any ingredients you’ve got that need using up to minimise your kitchen waste and make your food go further.   1. Lentil Salad with Sumac Dressing This lentil salad with a delicious sumac dressing is a winner with everyone! If you haven’t been swayed with lentils just yet, maybe you will after this. A great hearty salad for a sunny weekend and great to take on a picnic too. Get the recipe.     2. The Big Chickpea Chopped Salad This was pretty much born out of me having an *ingredients check in* and trying to use up everything hiding in my fridge and cupboards before t

Melissa’s Top Soothing Soups

Melissa’s Top Soothing Soups

11 ways to relieve stress

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How to relieve stress Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like everything your doing is an ongoing battle and your not sure what to do? I want to share with you a few ways to relieve stress, and to become a happier you. image source Meditation Meditation brings short-term stress relief. There are many different forms of meditation to try each one is unique and brings its own appeal. With practicing meditation, you will feel fantastic. Meditation  before bed is a great way to help calm the nerves and to help you sleep better. Put on some calming music, and take deep breaths .The relaxation response technique consists of the silent repetition of a word, sound, or phrase while sitting quietly with eyes closed for 10 to 20 minutes. This should be done in a quiet place free of distractions. Sitting is preferred to lying down in order to avoid falling asleep. Relax your muscles starting with the feet and progressing up to your face. Breathe though your nose in a free and natur

Starting a Routine : Fitness Goals for 2019

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Reaching your fitness goals for 2019 It's a New Year, and if your reading this more than likely your looking for a new you. Is 2019 your year to get back in shape. Find your motivation with these simple steps. Why do you want to start a fitness routine? Are you looking for ways to relieve stress?  Would you like to trim down that extra weight or do you simply feel your health slipping away? Lets review a few key point so you can decide for yourself. Anything we do requires motivation. Let's look at what motivation really is. - Finding a purpose  - Realizing your desires -Surround yourself -Accountability - Taking action image source Even the most ambitious can find it difficult to stay motivated. We all struggle sticking to our goals. If we stay focused its amazing what we can achieve. When you find your motivation, and stay focused on your goals. Visualize the results you have set for yourself. Surround yourself with peoples energy that wil

Top 10 Self Help for a Better 2019 (Self Improvement)

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Self - improvement is very important.  I'ts never to late to change there are many ways that you can change what we do in our daily lives. I'm gonna share some ways that you could improve on yourself if you're willing to make that change. image source 1. Loving Yourself image source Loving yourself is the first most important key to find happiness. With loving yourself , accept yourself as you are. See yourself as the person you are, because nobody is gonna love you more than yourself. Accept your flaws no body's perfect. Believe you can do anything, nothing is impossible. You might just surprise yourself. 2. Exercise image source If you wake up early everyday and have a set routine. Enjoy a cup of water after you wake up to get a little motivation. Take at least ten minutes out of your morning  to exercise. Exercising will help you get motivated and to be more healthier. Take the time to go to the gym maybe three to four times a week. or

Feeling the Music - Top 10 Most Relatable Songs

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  Lose Control - Russ  Without Me - Halsey  Warrior - Demi Lovato  See You Again - Carrie Underwood Start Over - FLAME Feat.NF  The Champion - Carrie Underwood  My Immortal - Evanescence  Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne  The Climb - Miley Cyrus  Invincable - Kelly Clarkson Lose control-Russ She's falling but she doesn't think he'll catch her Cause her last relationship was a disaster Accusations everyday she didn't know why All her calls would be ignored he's on his own time Shoulda' ended it before it started All she ever got was broken hearted He was cheating on her tryna' flip it Back on her like a victim Now she's all alone and starting over Now she's got baggage on her shoulder Read more:  Russ - Losin Control Lyrics | MetroLyrics   This song has a lot of meaning to my life in a way. I've been in relationships to where I was falling, but I have always had trust issues. I feel hard every time not catching m

Parenting from around the world

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Parenting from a Different Angle There really is no perfect, fool-proof way to raise children. What helps your child, may hender another. image source I believe the typical parents do the best they can. This can vary tremendously based on region, religion and beliefs. You can try, try and try some more, but at the end of it all. Do what you feel is right. Let's take a look at various traditions around the world. Denmark According to statistics, children of Denmark are much less likely to cry their way through the babying phase of childhood. It is seemingly due to the responsive tendencies of parents in this region of the world.  image source Attributing to this equation may have something to do with prolonged maternity leave. Danish mothers are permitted a month of maternity leave and an entire year after birth. The younger years of a child's life seem to be so crucial. It seems obvious why these practices could have such a big effect on fussy t