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Blessed Bookshelf – This Year’s Top Contenders [SO FAR]

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// TEXT BOOK ROMANCE // Purchased on a whim after a girlfriend had recommended it and had suggested it might be an interesting read for this single pringle. My biggest girl crush and all around sparkly dose of girl powered inspiration [Zoë Foster Blake] wrote a book about romancing in the modern era. Sounds simples. […]

QUANTUM MOMENTS and A LIFE WELL LIVED

QUANTUM MOMENTS and A LIFE WELL LIVED

Today’s post is the amalgamation of two seemingly separate trains of thought // epiphanies // recent realisations that I soon came to realise weren’t actually all that distinctive or different of concepts to not be shoved in the same post. So here we are. If you are ridiculously time poor and want the condensed and […]

THE UNAPOLOGETIC EXPRESSION OF SELF

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It seems like a no brainer. We have been told since we were knee high to a grasshopper – ‘just be yourself‘. But it kind of always seemed to follow up with a ‘oh but not like that!‘. We have been tiptoeing this fine line of authentic self expression, and acceptable member of society. Acceptable […]

SISTERS (ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES)

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For someone who loves words so very much, they sure haven’t loved her so much back as of late. It’s almost as if we are allotted a certain number of words to use and express and curate – and once we hit that quota, we done. My word budget has been used entirely in erryday […]

SHARING THE LOVE – SARAH HARVEY’S MAGICAL PROSE

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Sarah mother flippin’ Harvey. A goddess of prose. A wordsmith like no other. Her lyrical whimsy is so powerful and always seems to find me when I need. You may recall I shared her incredible words a while back in 2015 – have a looksie if you’re keen – and rather serendipidously her words have […]

THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF BONERS

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I am known to friends and family to use the word ‘boner’ way too liberally. If someone is passionately sharing a story about universal synchronicity and divine guidance – I reply with ‘Ooph, spiritual boner’. If I’m reading the incredible words and ideas of a brilliant mind – I acknowledge my ‘intellectual boner’ silently to […]

THE HOT HIPPIE // A REVIEW //

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Since my first O.G [Original Gangsta] entries for the Hot Hippie series here and here, so many of you have expressed an interest in learning more about which brands promote kind, fair, natural and earth friendly practices and ingredients. Which is just amazing – the industry has really experienced a shift as of late and is totally a […]

WHEN THE WORDS DON’T FLOW SO EASY

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Dean Koontz knows what’s up in this girls’ head. I am obsessed with words. Reading them, creating them, weaving them into lyrical prose, exploring the words of others, teaching them – both my careers in language therapy and in writing are grounded in this common theme of an absolute infatuation with words and expression. So, […]

If we haven’t met yet …

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Oh hey there. I thought it high time that we were better acquainted and that you hear the back story of Bless this Mess. Maybe you’re a regular to the blog but know nothing about me, or perhaps you’ve stumbled across this site and are wondering how it’s even possible that ‘the Universe’, profanities, o-gasms […]

A Word on Happiness

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happiness /hapɪnəs/ noun the state of being happy Happiness – a pretty elusive term. How is it possible for a nine letter sequence to succinctly capture all that ‘happiness’ encapsulates, inspires and yields. It just can’t. And the beauty of its concept is that it’s totally independent and individual to each and every one of us. […]