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Wedding Plans | Ring Options

2019 started and we had grand hopes for a better year, yes things have not gone to plan but we're still hopeful for everything great to happen. We've been engaged for a few years but there was no point making any wedding plans because we had to deal with hairy boys previous relationship and going forward my own divorce. 

We managed to sort hairy boys previous relationship issues so once I'm divorced we'll still take things super slowly. Weddings for me are hugely over-hyped and far too expensive for what is an extravagant party. Its something we both agree on. The only issue, however, is that all of the venues we would love to have for our own wedding, cater to large ''wedding parties'' which come at hugely inflated costs. So, we're putting a focus on the important things in the hope the rest will fall into place. 

For us, that is the union and the people who will be with us celebrating us being legally married, the rings; because we'll have these forever, the food, the drink and the music. We know it will be super small, we both love a local band called Bahookie who are incredible! Now if we could find somewhere that allows us to have a band, food such as a hog roast or hired food van and fire to toast marshmallows on then we'll be great. 

As for the wedding rings, they've been harder. We do have bands that we use as our engagement rings, we were going to use these again for wedding rings but mine is too small and the style doesn't fit us both now. We've checked the usual places such as H Samuels  and Ernest Jones but it's hard to find a design that is ''us'' 

We absolutely want matching rings. Mine being thinner banded and his being thicker. The trouble we have is that we don't want modern metals or plated. We want something that's not too simple (I prefer simpler styles than hairy boy) and completely different from what we've had before. When we do find rings we like, you can't get them in our sizes - I'm a UK J and hairy boys a UK R. But then I found these gorgeous ones above; I especially love the one on the right, hairy boy does too but also really likes the one on the left one. Both a good compromise I feel on our requirements for simple but ''different''. They look bold and chunky too so will look great for years. 

Over the few years we've been engaged and discussed the possible wedding types, the rings have been the biggest issues for us. Until now. Once we have our rings, we'll save for the other little things until we finally decide on a location. But hairy boy and I both ideally want to do it outside (weather dependent) and we both want to opt for handfasting due to being pagan, maybe we'll just do it in our back garden if laws apply for that *smiles* 

The rings above are over on Michael Arthur. If you're looking for anything similar you can check these out over on wedding rings Sydney

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Great Ways To Refresh Your Body And Soul

Our body and our mind go through a lot during the course of our lives. The stress of dealing with every part of life and keeping it all balanced is a lot to deal with and we always need to make sure that we take the time now and again to refresh and reset. Today we are going to look at a few different ways that we can rest our mind and body to keep us feeling healthy this year.

Sensory deprivation

One of the things you can always do if you are feeling highly stressed and in need of some help, this year is a floatation tank. This is essentially a tank full of water which helps to block out noise, light and everything else you normally experience, to allow your brain to truly rest for a while. You can read this floatation tank guide to find out some more and it can be a really great thing to try this year.


If you are looking for something which can be great for tense muscles and also amazing for the mind, yoga is the ideal activity to try this year. Yoga is all about finding flexibility and strength in the muscles while resting the mind and not thinking about anything at all. It is something which can be great for you if you often suffer from stress and it is a good way to reset after a hard week.


The act of meditation is all about paying attention to your body and nothing else. Being able to shut out the world for 5-10 minutes a day and breathe heavily can be great for the mind and body and it is also a really great way to wake up for the start of the day or to relax before you go to sleep.


Sleep is one of the most important functions our body can do during our lives and it is a time where our body and mind can switch off, we can get rid of toxins and metabolise foods into energy and fat. If you are feeling particularly stressed and groggy this week, try going to bed a little bit earlier in the evening and wake up a little later. Extra sleep can really make a huge impact on your body and on your state of mind.

Get out in the sun

As we know, sunlight is something which seems to make us feel happier and relaxed during the warmer months of the year and it is something which is amazing for all of us. If you want to make sure that you are happy and feeling relaxed during a stressful week, take the time to step outside and be in the sun for a while. The sunlight helps us to produce vitamin D which is essential for the body, and it also helps to release happy hormones which make us feel more at ease.

Sunlight can be exactly what you need after a rough day at the office.    

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Why We Need Similarly Motivated People Around Us

It's tough to stay positive all the time. Life isn’t all about smiles and laughter. In fact, many astute philosophers have convened and talked about what life is all about. The most popular sentiment is that life is, for the most part, suffering and boredom and, only interrupted with brief moments of joy. However, it's very difficult to remain motivated to chase after those little sips of joy. The harshness of life itself can overwhelm you. It can break you down and cause you to no longer care about the future. Depression sets up a tent and then starts building a brick house for a more permanent stay.

How can one get out of this stupor when it seems like the benefits or rewards of doing so, are already being outweighed by the challenges? Surrounding yourself with people who are similarly motivated will greatly increase your chances of this happening. You can succeed if there are people around you that will you on, that push you just as much as they push themselves. It's vital that you have people like this in your life.

Fighting depression and a lack of happiness in life can be done alone, but for most individuals, they need a helping hand to get them through a rough patch.

In your professional life

If sleeping occupies on average a third of our life on this planet, then our professional lives occupy almost as much. We spend many hours in a place where we must be cordial, speak with respect, honour the hierarchy, be creative, find solutions to problems and work with all different kinds of people. It's never easy to be surrounded by people who you know, you would not be spending time with outside of work. A clash of personalities can have positive effects just as much as negative. You learn how to cope with and deal with personalities that you don’t like. Managing your emotions and upholding a professional rapport is good to build character. Yet, to balance out the frustrations you have with some people at work, you need to find those that you can agree with.

First of all, don’t look for a shoulder to cry on among your colleagues. People have their own issues and the office isn’t somewhere you should divulge in this. If there is an HR department in the company you work for then contact them if you need to speak with someone about your mental health pertaining to work. However, your attitude will increase when you speak with people who share similar views, work in a similar fashion, and have aims and goals that you largely identify with also. Climbing into the same boat, those that you can build a professional relationship with might see you as an ally.

When you can achieve this you and your allies at work can rely on each other and work together in a common cause. Camaraderie in stressful environments can often have a cooling effect on anxiety and general unhappiness with your career or role.

The body is the temple

We regularly abuse our own bodies with overeating, using addictive substances through over-drinking and succumbing to the party lifestyle. We don’t think much of it when we’re young because why should we right? We have all the time in the world to get healthy and make sure we’re eating right etc. It's not so simple as that although it might seem like it is when you are in your early or late 20s. We put many miles on the clock and our bodies will feel it in the end. Drinking, partying, eating junk food with plenty of carbs all leads to feeling groggy and sluggish. Since our bodies are the temple for our mind to relax in, if we stay unhealthy for a long time our mind can actually begin to feel depressed because of this. We can’t run as fast, we can’t lift as much and generally, we’re just tired more often. One way to change this is to take working out seriously.

Working out can be your road to calmness again. For many people exercising is therapeutic because they are working toward a goal and each time they get closer and closer. There’s almost no way you can’t see results each time you go for a run or a calorie-burning session in the gym. Who knows you might even find that taking an advanced course and learning how to take better care of your body with professional knowledge may help you long into your life. If you’re going down this road consider the questions posted on https://origympersonaltrainercourses.co.uk/blog/personal-trainer-questions regarding your website. You can be the person that motivates others who are searching for direction. But first, make sure that none of them is left in the lurch so display some basic information on your website.

Shutting those out

No matter how much you might like someone in conversation, their attitude or comments they make to you could be adding to your lack of happiness. Family members that on the surface seem like their normal and nice, might be hiding something underhanding in the way they speak to you. Have you ever had someone close to you say something like ‘you can’t do that’ when speaking about your ambitions? Have you ever had a so-called friend laugh at you when you are trying to have a serious conversation with them about something that means a lot to you? It's complicated but these kinds of people who might seem like they care about you, don’t really feel that inside of them. Consequently, you need to shut them out of your life and not allow their nay-saying to have any impact in your life.

We need to have people around us that hold similar values. It's not to say that you shouldn’t engage with people who don’t, but if for example, you feel alone at work this is something to aim toward. Find other professionals that really want to achieve the things you want to, and share a common goal together. This can greatly improve your mood at work and not have you counting down the hours until you break off for the day.

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