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An A-to-Z of Self-Care: Part 2

This post is by Chase, and is the 2nd half of an article available in the Self-Care Issue of The Pillow Fort Magazine. Like it and want to read the rest? Get you hands on the magazine here! (more…)


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Redefining Fun

This is a guest post by Kimberley. It's a taste of the sort of articles in The Pillow Fort Magazine. The 2nd 'FUN' issue is available now!  Watch any TV show based about young people having fun and, more often that not, you are going to see three things : casual sex, copious amounts of alcohol being consumed and people taking drugs. You might also encounter pressure to behave in this way in order to have fun from a surprising number of sources including elder family members (parents are really good at this. All glory days nostalgia), friends (peer pressure dun dun dun) and other forms of media like magazines, music, books for young adults, etc. Taken all together, it can begin to seem like having fun is something that should be X rated once you reach your latter teens. It can feel like taking part in these things is the only way to ensure you don't waste your youth, that you don't waste the time you have with no responsibilities and few worries. If you are prone to bouts of worry, you can even begin to see yourself as an elderly person sitting fuming at yourself for not making the most of your youth. (more…)


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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

It's kinda, sorta, nearly Spring here in the UK, and I wanted to share a few things I'm doing to 'Spring Clean' my life. Because I work from home, and don't have an office, I spend an awful lot of time in bedroom, looking at either my laptop or my phone. It can easily become overwhelming... which gets stressful. Hence a little Spring Clean!   (more…)


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What’s all the fuss about food as medicine?

This is a guest post by my health coach, Ashley Williams. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, get in touch!  Have you heard all the chatter about food contributing to chronic pain and illness? Are you wondering if it’s all a bunch of BS? I’d like to share my personal experience, along with some quick tidbits about foods that are known to increase pain and inflammation, (the root of so many chronic illnesses). (more…)


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You’re all using Pocket, right?

If you're not using Pocket, you need to get on that right now.  (more…)


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Living a Curiously Creative Life With Depression

This is a guest post by Sarah Leonard. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, get in touch!  (more…)


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4 daily mailing lists you WANT to be on

I’m on a ridiculous number of mailing lists, and get way too many emails for me to properly process/deal with, BUT 4 beauties have slowly become the highlight of my staring-at-my-laptop day. (more…)


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15 (Trashy-ish) TV Shows for the Brain Foggy Days

There are 2 reasons why I watch unashamedly watch trashy TV: -       I’m not very good at relaxing. I tend to watch TV in bed and generally watch energy-neutral TV. -       When I’m particularly brain fogged, I’m so bored and completely trashy TV helps me idle my mind. (more…)


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5 Secrets for Making Depression and Anxiety Suck Less

This is a guest post by McKella Sawyer. If you'd like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, get in touch!  Upon meeting me, you'd probably never guess I know anything about depression or anxiety. You'd probably notice how much I laugh and smile, that I say “awesome” a lot, that I make lots of beautiful art, and that I'm kind of a grammar Nazi (sorry, but not sorry). Mental and emotional struggles are sneaky buggers. Unlike most physical ailments, they lurk below the surface, and those of us that grapple with these issues often keep them secret for fear of being slapped with a label or being told to “get over it”. Far too often, we struggle alone. (more…)


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Plans for 2014

So, 2013 was actually pretty great, but I feel as though that was entirely unintentional... plus it didn’t take much to beat how awful 2012 was. I have spent the last few weeks planning the hell out of 2014. I’m not doing resolutions, I’m doing broader goals. I have no intention of suddenly changing anything on Tuesday. I’m not going to beat myself up about days when I don’t manage any of my morning/evening routine goals, it’s not worth it. (more…)


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