Finally,​ there’s a HelloHenrietta.com Newsletter + Noteworthy Favourites

    “SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER”

           Yes, please!/No Thanks, I don’t like cool stuff

I’m beyond excited to announce that HelloHenrietta.com finally has a monthly newsletter! It’s a new way to connect with you and dish on things that have sparked inspiration for me lately as well as share updates in real time. Each monthly newsletter will consist of a monthly recap of the month before, BTS photos (Behind the scenes ~ not the k-pop group hehe), personal favourites and a whole lot more. Subscribers will also be first to know about giveaways. I personally think that newsletters should be interesting, inspiring and add value to your life and that is what I hope to bring to you with each newsletter that lands in your inbox.

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It’s no secret that I love to write and I think handwritten notes are priceless and that is why all my newsletters will be partly handwritten…

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…but hopefully a little neater!

Newsletters go out on the first of every month! Sign up here so you don’t miss it!

Each Morning I wake up, complete my AM Habits and settle down at my desk to begin working through my to-do list and emails. This pic was taken a while back and I remember on that morning I decided to take my work to a local spot as they do the best Vanilla Chai Lattes in town ( I was caffeine free ~ short-lived!)

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If there is one thing I enjoy about going through my emails, it’s sifting through them to find what I like to call the gems. These gems are the newsletters that inspire me and add value in some way or another. Whether it’s getting notified that one of my wishlist items is back in stock, discovering a new recipe or an article on “How to ____” (fill blank with something about being successful) ~ I’m always learning something new.

Here is a short list of newsletters and mailing lists that I adore. Continue reading “Finally,​ there’s a HelloHenrietta.com Newsletter + Noteworthy Favourites”

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What I do when I’m {feeling} anxious or depressed {Mental Health Awareness Month} In Real Time #1

It’s the end of May and I couldn’t let the month go out without highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month. I’m a huge advocate for Mental health and everything that falls underneath that umbrella, so this post is something I felt compelled to write. I am very familiar with mental health issues and am so proud of the leaps that society has taken in terms of creating awareness, slowly squashing the stigma attached and supporting those coming from all different walks of life who need it.

I’ll mention this at the start of the post just in case you don’t make it all the way down to the end. If you are someone who battles with depression or anxiety please know that you’re not alone. Please seek guidance, find a support system and above all else be kind to yourself and stay strong. You are valued. You’re important and your existence is worth fighting for.

I’m starting a new series on this blog called “In real time”. Concept; I sit down, Streamline my mind, write emotively and hit publish. I will, of course, proofread my pros but other than that no tweaking. I love organic content in any form and feel as though in today’s society with social media heavily curating everything, I find myself asking “Where are the real people at?”. If you vibe with me on this one please send me a tweet ~ I could talk about this all day haha!

Just over a week ago I posted my first blog post in over a year and mentioned that I’ll be sharing with you parts of my story. I have several bases to cover so I’ve figured out that the best way to do that, is to let it all slowly unravel through my content. Let’s call this 1st base; Mental health. 


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Mai Mornings Playlist (+ Starting afresh)

Guess who’s back!?

*happy dance

It’s been a little over a year since my last post and in all honesty, I didn’t plan for that to happen. I certainly didn’t expect that it would take a full year to get back on track but believe me when I say, time can do wonderful things and sometimes somethings just need that; time. Time to heal, grow and rediscover were the main reasons for my absence.

If like me, you love a good update story you’ll be happy to know that next week I’ll be publishing a post catching you up and telling you what you can expect to see here on HelloHenrietta.com in the future. So as it’s been a very long minute I’d like to start by firstly apologising for my unexpected year-long hiatus and re-introduce myself with a few facts about me.

HelloHenriettacomHi my name is Henrietta, writing is my “thing” and I love to travel. I’m a huge fan of all kinds of music, a huge advocate for self-care, mental health and wellness, Fascinated (not sure if that’s the right word to use) by true crime stories, Obsessed with Wikipedia (My goal in life is to have my own page), I also have a penchant for Korean Dramas and like most people I have my personal struggles and sometimes those roadblocks get the best of me. 

I wanted to ease back in with a music post as it’s the beginning(ish) of spring and it seems fitting to make a return with something that brings me the most joy; music. Over the last several months, I have built a few routines that have shaped my days for the better. Today, I’ll let you in on one of my Morning Routine musts; a morning playlist. Sound’s simple but man is it effective.

A playlist to reflect the stillness and slow rise of the sun

 As soon as I wake, I begin what I like to call my ‘AM Habits’ ( You can look forward to a post on that soon). One of the first things on that mental (and physical) to do list is to take time in all that I do. This means no checking my phone and letting what I see dictate the mood for the day. Taking my time allows me to be present in every moment be it making my bed, deciding which elixir to whip up that morning or setting my intention for the day ahead. What helps during this mindful time is listening to silence (something I’ve grown to appreciate) or playing music that reflects that stillness of fresh mornings and the slow rise of the sun. 

I’ve created a playlist for May/Spring mornings; perfect for those mornings where you want to start the day off at a steady pace and gradually get to the place where you feel as though you can take the day on.  I really hope this playlist helps you start your day off on the right foot. Try playing this first thing in the morning as you go about your usual routine and let me know how your mornings differ if at all. I’d love to know! It feels so good to be back and have a creative outlet again ~ cheers to starting afresh. Have a great week!

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