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Wellness With Jess

Read Jessica's thoughts and musings around health and wellbeing. She writes openly and honestly about her experiences, the obstacles she faces each week, how she looks after herself during trying times and tips to help you live a happier, more balanced lifestyle.

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Self Care Kit For Teachers

Chances are if you Google the above, you'll get shit like chocolate, tea and face masks come up. Which are all lovely things. But is that...

It's All Gone Pete-Tong!

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, my daily wellbeing routine has pretty much gone out of the window! And I feel like I'm finding...

Why Don't Teachers Just Say 'No'?

Such a great question asked by my boyfriend this week! He works in construction, his job is stressful, pressured and demanding (a lot...

My Experience With Covid

At the start of December, my boyfriend and I tested positive for Coronavirus. 😷 It was a complete blow because it meant I would miss out...

Should I Go To Work If I'm Unwell?

As I sit here in bed feeling sorry for myself for being unwell, I've reflected on the inner turmoil I went through in making the decision...

Is Feeling Ill A Sign Of Stress?

It's that time of year where there are snotty noses and niggly coughs everywhere! And it doesn't help when you work with children who...

Creating Your New Normal

Another gorgeous British bank holiday weekend has passed (three in a row, who’d believe it?!) and I realised, as I was lying in my garden...

Subduing Stress

I genuinely used to think it was normal to always feel stressed and that’s just how life is for everyone. So many of us let stress run...

The Problem with Perfect

As a newly qualified holistic health and nutrition coach, I have really felt the pressure to show up during this time. As a...

Honouring our Happiness

“I’ll be happy when I’m a size 10.” “I’ll be happy when I’ve graduated.” “I’ll be happy when I’ve got my stable teaching career.” “I’ll...

Enjoyment in Exercise

If you would have told me ten years ago that I get up early to do a workout before I go to work, I’d have laughed in your face! Growing...

Coping Amidst Coronavirus

As I sit here, enjoying my morning coffee and breakfast in bed, a thought pops into my head, “How many people have died today?” And the...