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Hi I’m Sophie, a Bristol-based communications guru (guru might well be a bit of an overstatement) and conservation blogger. I’ve set up this blog as a place to share to my posts on conserving our own well-being, as well as the planet. We matter too.

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Guest interview: 3 reasons why the government’s obesity strategy is flawed

In 2017, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development calculated that the UK had the highest rate of obesity in Western Europe, affecting almost 1 in 4 of us in our lifetime.  According to the media, we are now facing an ‘obesity epidemic’. To tackle this, the government’s new obesity strategy strives to encourage thoseContinue reading “Guest interview: 3 reasons why the government’s obesity strategy is flawed”

Confronting my eating disorder

Last week was eating disorder awareness week. I debated sharing something at the time but bailed because I couldn’t help but feel like I’d be weak for opening up about my struggle and admitting that I haven’t got my shit together all the time. But after watching Meghan Markle’s interview and her words on mentalContinue reading “Confronting my eating disorder”

Self-compassion: we need to stop being so hard on ourselves

I know the term ‘self-compassion’ can seem like wishy washy, hippy dippy jargon but I promise you it’s important, particularly in our social media driven world. Self-compassion is ultimately the act of being kind to yourself. We’re all so good at complimenting, reassuring and supporting our friends but we’re so terrible at doing the sameContinue reading “Self-compassion: we need to stop being so hard on ourselves”


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