Aaand… relax

The weekend has landed! It’s time for a pit stop. Kick off your shoes. Put the kettle on. Take a minute to breeathe deeply and feel your rib cage expand. Stand up, sit down, move, stop. Whatever: just do the opposite of what you’ve spent your entire week doing. Turn your phone off. Completely. Relax […]

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Free or cheap ways to enjoy Devon

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Sometimes the best pick-me-up is the most simple of things, and not the expensive spa treatment or bottle of wine on a Friday night. The most reinvigorating ways of shaking off the day/week/mood are right in front our noses and can often cost very little if anything at all. It just requires us to embrace […]

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Fight the fire within

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud I was never truly honest with myself. Not because I didn’t want to be, but because I didn’t know how to be. I spent a long, long time trying to dampen down my emotions. It was entirely pointless, like trying to extinguish raging […]

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Why are we here?

Words are beautiful things. They are simple, yet complex. They are real, yet conjour up new worlds of places and people. They have the power to bring you joy or fill you with tears. Words are my one true love. They are my escape; a sanctuary and a safe place. As a plump anxiety-riddled child, […]

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About Me

Hello! I’m Emma, the author of Devon Maid. I’m a self-confessed story junkie, journalist, marketing/communications officer, (slow) runner and advocate of positive wellbeing. Devon Maid is my blog and place to share with you an exploration of places: the mind and the great outdoors. It’s also my sanctuary: a platform where I can write candidly […]

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