Sunday, 2 October 2016

10 Little Ways to De-stress


1. Listen to some soothing music.

2. Light some candles or incense.

3. Watch an uplifting film with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate.

4. Take a warm, relaxing bath.

5. Do some colouring in.

6. Lie in bed and count your breaths.

7. Light some fairy-lights, get cosy and read a book. (Or listen to an audio-book.)

8. Cuddle with a pet.

9. Paint your nails.

10. Try an anti-anxiety app. My favourites are Pacifica, Calm, and Relax MelodiesHD.

And if things are really bad, just remember: "this too shall pass".


How about you? I'd love to hear what helps you out when you're feeling stressed. Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

Lots of love,
    

Saturday, 1 October 2016

31 Movies to Watch on Netflix this Halloween

1. Hush (2016)

A deaf writer who retreated to the woods for a life of solitude must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window. 


2. Case 39 (2009)

A naïve social worker brings a young girl into her home to rescue her from abusive parents – only to learn that she isn’t all that she seems… (Starring Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper)



3. Insidious (2011)

Hoping to leave their haunted house behind, a suburban family moves to a new place, only to discover that the home wasn’t haunted… their eldest son is. (Starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne)

A demented serial killer closing in on his next victim. An FBI agent desperate for help. Former FBI agent Will Graham must turn to his old enemy, the savage Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, to help him catch a new murderer. Tick tock. Tick tock.


5. The Babadook (2014)

A single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house - but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook…


6. Dark Skies (2013)

Two nights ago, a suburban mother saw a shadowy figure standing over her bed. Tonight, the seizures start… As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.


7. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

One day a year, it’s every barely-contained psycho’s civic duty to blow off a little steam. You may want to stay inside… 


8. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

An agnostic defence attorney is alarmed when she starts to believe her client – a priest accused of negligent homicide after an exorcism gone wrong. Was it neglect or demons that killed her? Only the dead can make them believe… (Starring Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter)


9. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

October 31, 2013. 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat, or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl - with dark secrets of her own - may be the key to catching him.


10. Scary Movie (2000)

From a bumbling killer to razor-sharp one-liners, this demented horror-meets-humour parody offends everyone equally. (Starring Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth and Marlon Wayans)


11. Paranormal Activity (2009)

They wanted to see the things that go bump in the night. They’ll wish they never opened that door…


12. Beneath (2007)

Years after a car accident that left her sister disfigured, Christy is plagued by nightmares of her sibling being buried alive. Could it be the guilt… or something far more sinister?


13. Saw III (2006)

Part mystery, part adventure - all torture. The murderous game-playing maniac is back – and as gruesomely creative as ever.


14. The Amityville Horror (2005)

Nightmare visions of their home’s gory past haunt a suburban family. Could demonic forces be at play? Or are they simply going out of their minds? (Starring Ryan Reynolds and Chloë Moretz)


15. The Woman In Black (2012)

Sent to an isolated village to tie up his deceased client’s affairs, a young lawyer finds himself in a community grappling with a sinister presence. What she wants is unknown but she always comes back… the spectre of darkness: the woman in black. (Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Ciarán Hinds)


16. The Eye (2008)

A blind violinist regains her sight after a corneal transplant – but the side effects include the ability to see supernatural beings. Perhaps blindness was better… (Starring Jessica Alba)


17. Let Me In (2010)

A young, bullied boy finally finds a friend he can depend on. But why does she only appear after dark? He soon suspects that this mysterious friend is hiding a dark secret. (Starring Chloë Moretz)


18. As Above, So Below (2014)

When group of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. And now, they may never see daylight again…


19. The Ring Two (2005)

A haunted mother and son embark on a new life – but they soon discover that evil is still lurking in the darkness…


20. Holidays (2016)

Eight gleefully grim tales set on Halloween, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and other famous holidays comprise this chilling horror anthology.


21. Patrick (2013)

At a private clinic, a young nurse soon discovers that one of the comatose patients is actually quite sinister. (Starring Charles Dance)


22. Creep (2014)

When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems…




23. The Diabolical (2015)

Terrorized by unexplained disturbances and horrific visions in her home, a young widowed mother turns to her scientist boyfriend, asking him to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.


24. The Stepfather (2009)

A series of mysterious events makes a teenager suspect that his mother’s new boyfriend may be a dangerous serial killer known for preying on families. Will anyone believe him before it’s too late? (Starring Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, and Dylan Walsh)


25. Scream (1996)

Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting go of the past. (Starring Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and featuring Drew Barrymore)


26. Finders Keepers (2014)

The previous owners of this house failed to remove a creepy doll. Or maybe she removed them first…

After Aubrey Fleming escapes from a sadistic serial killer, she can’t help but shake the feeling that she’s no longer Aubrey – and that the real Aubrey Fleming is still in mortal danger. How can she convince someone before it’s too late? (Starring Lindsay Lohan)


28. The Apparition (2012)

Three students unleash a spirit that feeds on human terror. To make it go away, they must conquer their fear. (Starring Tom Felton and Twilight’s Ashley Greene)


29. Rosewood Lane (2011)

After returning to her hometown, a radio shrink learns that her creepy paper boy may have killed her father – and that she could be his next target. The neighbours say stay away from the paperboy… and they’re dead right. (Starring Rose McGowan)


30. Dark Summer (2015)

When a 17-year-old boy finds himself on house arrest for the summer, a horrifying incident occurs - leaving an ominous presence in the house. (Starring Keir Gilchrist and Pete Stormare)


31. The Poltergeist (2015)

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

20 Inspirational Quotes from Disney Pixar

1. “When life gets you down, do you know what you’ve got to do? Just keep swimming.”
— Finding Nemo


  
2. “You can't focus on what's going wrong. There's always a way to turn things around.”
   Inside Out

  

3. “When something is too hard, there's always another way.”
  Finding Dory



4. “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.”
Ratatouille




5. “There’s a big, blue sky waiting right behind the clouds.”
  Cars 2














6. “There are those who say fate is something beyond our command… that destiny is not our own. But I know better. Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.”
  — Brave



7. “You must be imaginative; strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work. 
And you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”
 — Ratatouille



8. “Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it.”
     —    The Incredibles




9. “The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.”
— Ratatouille



  
10. “Sometimes you’ve got to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side.”
— The Good Dinosaur


 


11. “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.”
  WALL·E




12. “Adventure is out there.”
Up




13. “You’ve got to earn your mark by doing something big for something bigger than yourself.”
The Good Dinosaur




14. “You control your destiny. You don’t need magic to do it.”
           —  Brave




15. “Even the smallest can achieve the greatest goal.”
       — Bug’s Life

  


16. “Not every superhero has powers, you know. You can be super without them.”
  The Incredibles




  
17. “You can’t get rid of fear. But you can get through it. You can find out what you’re made of.”
 The Good Dinosaur




18. “You can do whatever you put your mind to.”
 —  Finding Dory




19. “You just need to believe in yourself.”
 Toy Story 2
  



20. “Reach for the sky.”
  Toy Story
  


For more inspiring Disney quotes, click here.