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Jordan Evans / 21 Jul 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND Tweedmill
For decades Tweedmill has been delighting buyers and customers alike with their gorgeous...
Jordan Evans / 01 Jul 2020
Home & Gift Virtual schedule revealed
The organisers of Home & Gift have announced the launch of Home & Gift Virtual 2020, a t...
Celine Dibert, Press Loft / 24 Jun 2020
Getting ready for Christmas PR
Christmas happens twice in the world of PR. Every year, around mid-June to mid-July, bra...
Jordan Evans / 24 Jun 2020
Behind The Brand: Devaiya Oils
After experiencing the benefits of essential oils for herself, Ruby Sagu knew she needed...
Jordan Evans / 23 Jun 2020
Gift of the Year launches Gifts of Hope Awards
The Giftware Association has been so inspired by the specialist products, ranges and he...
Jordan Evans / 09 Jun 2020
#GiftThemThanks: New campaign ‘gifts’ back to key workers
The Giftware Association (GA), is calling on its members and gift companies across the U...
Jordan Evans / 04 Jun 2020
Meet The Maker: Sue Pryke
With a background firmly rooted in the crafts, Sue Pryke has built a career that has see...
Jordan Evans / 28 May 2020
4 Free Tools for Amazing Content Creation
From engaging blog posts to a captivating social media strategy, it’s never been more ...
Ian Pattison, Google Cloud / 27 May 2020
The Future of Retail: 2020
Ian Pattison, Head of Customer Engineering, Retail CPG & Travel at Google Cloud has shar...
Jordan Evans / 26 May 2020
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: The sculpture celebrating and supporting the NHS
Created by sculptor Thomas Meadows and the artisans in their Exmoor workshop, Clapping H...
Jordan Evans / 21 May 2020
Facebook shakes up the world of e-commerce with the launch of Shops
Shaking up the world of e-commerce with the launch of Shops, retailers will now have the...
Halcyon Naturals / 15 May 2020
The Halcyon Naturals simple guide to lifting low moods
Mood management can be easily done at home as part of your daily routine to stay in happ...
Jordan Evans / 13 May 2020
How Instagram is helping foster small business love
This week Instagram launched their ‘Support Small Business’ sticker, giving its user...
Jordan Evans / 12 May 2020
3 reasons you should have a Pinterest marketing strategy
Used by more than 300 million people world-wide each month and reporting a 60% year-on-y...
Tea Robinson / 05 May 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND Eleanor Tomlinson
With over 200 bespoke commissioned artworks under her belt, Yorkshire born & bred artist...
Jordan Evans / 30 Apr 2020
HOME & GIFT LAUNCHES HARROGATE @ HOME
The organisers of the Home & Gift show have today announced the launch of Harrogate @ Ho...
Kat Maclennan / 24 Apr 2020
How to Plan for an Impactful Re-opening
As a Visual Merchandising Consultant, Kat Maclennan has spent her career collaborating w...
Jordan Evans / 22 Apr 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND We Love Seasons
We Love Seasons focuses on offering contemporary products for Easter, Halloween and Chri...
Jordan Evans / 17 Apr 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND BESPOKE AROMA
Education worker turned aromatherapist, Jo Evans, owner of Bespoke Aroma, launched her v...
Charlotte Simpson / 16 Apr 2020
Top Tips for using Instagram Live and Live Video for your brand
Many may be a bit hesitant as the word ‘live video’ can be out of someone’s comfor...
Catherine Erdly / 16 Apr 2020
4 steps to create a plan of action to help your business thrive
We are living in extraordinary times. The impact on everyone's lives have been immediate...
Jordan Evans / 09 Apr 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND Peper Harow
Ensuring customers are stylish from top to toe, with their lovely range of stylish socks...
Kate Hardcastle / 08 Apr 2020
5 WAYS HOME & GIFT EXHIBITORS AND RETAILERS CAN SURVIVE THE CURRENT CLIMATE
Kate Hardcastle MBE, often referred to as The Customer Whisperer, is a leading expert in...
Kelly Grant / 07 Apr 2020
HOME & GIFT 2020 POSTPONED TO 2021
As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Home & Gi...
Jordan Evans / 02 Apr 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND VENT for Change
The brain-child of environmental and social entrepreneur, Evan Lewis, Bristol-based VENT...
Jordan Evans / 01 Apr 2020
A Celebration Of Snail Mail
As we move into April the US is celebrating National Letter and Card Writing Month but, ...
31 Mar 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre commissioned as temporary NHS hospital
You may have seen some media reports regarding one of the Home & Gift Show’s venues, t...
Jordan Evans / 25 Mar 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND Little Blue Nest
Uninspired by the abundance of typical baby textile patterns on the market when she beca...
PR Dispatch / 20 Mar 2020
3 ways for small businesses to move forward in uncertain times
The current challenging and tough climate is forcing a lot of small business owners to f...
19 Mar 2020
COVID-19: Home & Gift 2020 to run as planned
Home & Gift Harrogate has been a key date in the retail calendar for 60 years, bringing ...
Caroline Gardner / 10 Jun, 2020
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The Art of Journaling with Caroline Gardner

There are plenty of reasons that journaling is on the rise and becoming increasing popular, particularly in these current difficult times we are in. Journaling provides you with a creative, personal portal for you to jot down all of your thoughts, feelings and ideas. Whether you are trying to reduce your screen time and move away from technology, set and track aims or simply make to do lists before you miss that yoga class again!

People are known to turn to journaling when they are anxious or struggling with decision making. Putting pen to paper and clearly writing your thoughts can help break, even the most daunting of, tasks down in to manageable size pieces. In turn this helps you de-stress, clear your thoughts and get a great night sleep with a clear head.

As we went into lock down the importance of journaling became more significant.  We realised it helps to build structure and control in a time where lot of people had lost their “normal”. It helps plan your day, track your activity and log just how much water you are actually drinking! Although we are working from home, routine and sleep are even more important and journaling is a great way to monitor this.

This year we have seen a huge surge in people taking the time to include mindfulness, gratitude and healthy living into their daily routines and we have launched 3 journals to help achieve this. It was important to us to offer something for everyone and therefore have developed three different types of journals; Sleep Easy, Live Well and The Year of You.

There are sections for you to mark what you are grateful for, what you want to clear you mind of, and what your goals are for tomorrow.

Set your goals for the week, measure your wellness, what activities do you want to try? Then evaluate, what was your biggest achievement, what do you want to try next? This journal is creative yet a structured guide.

Each page has space to write your feelings or activities from the day, plus a little section for today I was grateful for, thought of the day and note to self.

All journals include a ribbon bookmark, printed pages and are undated so they can be enjoyed all year round. Each notebook is A5 with a cotton finish and gold foil text.

We hope these journals help you start your journaling journey and guide you to reach your goals. The team here at CG love their journals and use them religiously, especially during lock down.

 
SLEEP EASY

Includes diary pages to set goals and to clear your mind before bed. The idea for this journal is to clear your thoughts so you can get a good night sleep and start the next day with more energy and a fresh approach ready for the day’s challenges. 
LIVE WELL
 

Features three guided sections for mindful thoughts, fitness goals and meal planning. It’s structured and helps encourage you to try new things in little steps.
THE YEAR OF YOU

Includes 366 diary pages for daily notes, reflections and thoughts.

This can be used as a day to day to do list or you have the freedom to write all your thoughts of the day. 

 
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