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Confrontation: Make a Strategic Choice

One of the very first lessons I learnt when I began my self-development journey was that confrontation is necessary. With my blunt nature, putting my new found knowledge into practice wasn’t too difficult; the major challenge was dealing with the responses and understanding what necessary really meant. What is Confrontation? According to my trusty source Dictionary.com,  confrontation can be defined as:… Read more →

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Authority over Anger

Anger: 1: a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire Source: Dictionary.com Emotions are a crazy thing and often we struggle to control them; mostly because we feel it isn’t possible. But I recently learnt that this isn’t the case. I was full of anger on one random evening and I called a friend to… Read more →

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1 Year Anniversary #GIVEAWAY

Behind the Schmile..:) is turning a year old! I’m so grateful for all of your support and the growth over this past year! To celebrate I’m hosting my first ever a giveaway and there will be THREE winners! Prize: £25 Amazon Gift Voucher How to Enter: Subscribe to the Newsletter via Email Engage on the following social media platforms to… Read more →

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Beware of ‘Uncles’

Today’s post is a rant for readers my age, a word of advice to readers slightly younger and hopefully a word of enlightenment to readers much older. The subject: uncles It’s an unfortunate reality many young girls face- not one that I believe requires any form of legal action in most cases, but one that is too greatly overlooked and… Read more →

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Staying Woke is Overwhelming

I’ll let you know right now that I won’t be ending this post with any tips or advice. I write this because I believe that it is important to stay woke, but I also place a high importance on self-care and I’m struggling to find a balance between the two. Woke: A state of perceived intellectual superiority one gains by… Read more →

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Do You Inspire Yourself?

TimeHop is by far my favourite app! I sometimes get so caught up in trying to be a better me that I forget that I already am! It can be cringe at times (in fact most of the time) but there are often moments that I am in awe of myself. Inspiration I often pride myself on being self-motivated, but… Read more →

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Returning To University

Congrats! You’ve completed your industrial placement year/summer internship- hopefully you’ve learned many new skills and are better prepared for the working world! If anyone would like to hear my experiences over the past year, let me know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments section below! You’re probably buzzing and can’t wait to go back to uni- I’m happy for you.… Read more →