Social Anxiety and Me!

This article was written by our ambassador, Tanya, about her experiences with social anxiety. We wanted to reshare Tanya’s story, because it is just as relevant and important today! There are still thousands of girls who, just like Tanya, suffer from social anxiety. Here is how Tanya overcame her worries! Does the thought of a

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How to Get Over a Friendship Breakup

Who is the love of your life? We hear so much about romantic love, as in the one with all the kissing, but while boyfriends and girlfriends come and go there is no deeper and more encompassing love than that we have for our friends. When friendships end, it is devastating. But yet, we don’t talk

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Embrace your ‘Glimmers’

‘Glimmers’ are the opposite of triggers. Here are some ways which you can embrace your glimmers! What even is a ‘Glimmer’? Glimmers are small moments which spark joy or peace within ourselves. These glimmers can tell our body to chill out, or that it is safe. Some experts even say that shifting our focus from

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10 Ways to Boost Your Mood

There are lots of things that stress us out – homework, parents, just being a person. It is important to look out for yourself and your mental health. You need to be kind to yourself when you find things difficult. Whether it is adapting to a new life situation, or just needing a reset, here

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Is It Hormones? Am I Losing My Mind?

No, you’re not crazy. Teenage brains just feel like that sometimes. The teenage years can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. One minute you’re happy and the next you’re trying to figure out why everyone around you is so damn irritating! This is all perfectly normal; let us explain.   via GIPHY   The stress of fitting

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‘Talking to My Friends about Weight Gain’ by Megan

Talking to my friends about weight gain. *Trigger warning* This article deals with issues of eating disorders. This post was written a few years ago by Megan, who was an ambassador. Since then, Megan has gone on to travel the world! We just wanted to share again as we feel it is still so relevant

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Confessions of a Teacher: Ask for Help!

Ask for Help!  Hi again, welcome back to this month’s edition of Confessions of a Teacher! Today is all about asking for help.  Picture this, you’re sitting in class doing a maths equation and don’t have a breeze how to answer it. Or you’ve just been given homework for History and haven’t a clue about

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Why Sport and Movement Are Great For You

Do you ever find yourself in a funk or a mood and have no idea how to get out of it? Well, we have asked our Shona Ambassador and health psychology expert Orna Murray to talk about how movement can unlock way more energy and help you to feel more positive and open. Body &

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How to Take Care of Yourself When The News Feels Overwhelming

How to Take Care of Yourself When The News Feels Overwhelming

It feels that the news has been overwhelming and scary for a long time now We had two years of Covid, followed immediately by the war on Ukraine. But in the last few days, the news from The Middle East seems to have reached another level of upsetting. We should be used to this right

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Tomboy or Girly Girl? Don’t Choose!

Growing up, so many of us are defined as “girly girl” or “tomboy”. But why do we need to choose? There are so many moments in movies, and in real life, that show some incredible girls deciding that they do not want to define themselves as one or the other of these boxes. Check these

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Diet Culture Can Go and Suck It – By Megan

Diet culture, something we are all too familiar with. Skinny teas, appetite suppressant lollipops, protein shakes, zero-calorie noodles… aka money-making strategies of corporations who benefit from our insecurities. It needs to stop. It saddens me to hear people talk about diets. I’m not shaming people who do, but I think they should be made aware of

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Things We Can and Can’t Control In Life

Things We Can and Can’t Control In Life

Wanting to have the ability to predict and control the future is something we all try to hold on to. Sometimes, we just want to be able to control every single thing so we know what to expect. We also like to exist in the comfort zone. It’s so warm and cozy in there! But

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10 Signs That your Friend is not Your Friend

She has been your best friend since pre-school. Your parents get on. She’s like family. You have matching friendship bracelets. She’s your bestie for life. Or is she? Unfortunately, friendships sometimes go bad, or run their course. Especially friends that we made when we were babies, because over time, you develop into very different people,

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10 Odd Facts about Periods

10 Odd Facts about Periods

Periods eh? Your monthly little reminder from Mother Nature that you are a superhuman who can do just about anything, and whose body is a miracle of engineering. A MAJOR inconvenience and something we’d all rather not deal with, but we get through it with the help of copious amounts of ice-cream, a good winge

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How To Cope With Cyber Bullies- Guest Post

As if surviving getting bullied in your everyday life isn’t enough, now you get to deal with it 24/7 because of social media. It’s shit. It shouldn’t be a thing in this day and age, and yet here we are.  I know getting cyber bullied is traumatising, but sometimes it’s better in these situations to

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How to Feel More Body Positive

How to Feel More Body Positive

It can’t be just us who’s exhausted by the media and how a certain body type can come in and out of trend, right? It seems like a new trend starts every other day the best new diet, the new fitness trend to get rid of some aspect of your body, the newest plastic surgery

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How To Recover From A Broken Heart

How To Recover From A Broken Heart

Ah love, what a dose. When its good its good, and when its bad it sucks. Bess Myerson said that “to fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” We’ve all been there Bess, keep the faith. If you’re currently nursing a broken heart, we know how much

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Growing Pains -By Izzy Tiernan

This gorgeous piece was kindly written for us by one of our Sambos, Izzy. The chasm between being a teenage girl and an adult in your twenties is vast, lonely, and exciting. One second, you’re lying on the couch in your family home, and your mother is making the dinner in the kitchen, the immersion

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