The August Break returns!


It wouldn’t be August without the August Break, am I right? What started as a blogging pause back in 2009 has turned into a community challenge I look forward to every year. As always I’ve put together a list of prompts to turn your August into a photo treasure hunt and there’s a Facebook group, an Instagram hashtag and a blog roll too if you’d like to share your photos with the group.

It’s all happening over here, loves! xo

Something for the weekend


Elizabeth Gilbert: Choosing curiosity over fear

The Unlonely Project

This hot chocolate | summer vegetable avocado frittata | caramelised white lentil hummus

Collaboration kills creativity, according to science

Expressive writing prompts to use if you’ve been accused of white fragility, spiritual bypass or white privilege

The only three things I need in a partner

This music

See the world through the eyes of a cat

Science says silence is vital for our brains

A decent enough dad

Rebuilding self-trust

Something for the weekend


Women are learning to love their hormones | my friend Claire has a new course that will help you with that!

The boys are not alright

10 women who made a positive global impact in 2017

Buy a cat, stay up late, don’t drink

What the screen time experts do with their own kids

How to live more wisely around our phones

33 thoughts on reading

#MeToo isn’t enough. Now women need to get ugly

Inside one of America’s last pencil factories

Tara Brach’s smile meditation

Senses & consciousness: Russell Brand interviews Professor Barry Smith

And finally, the first ever session of Your Soul Speaks starts on Monday!

Have a lovely weekend!