The Joy Issue

WELCOME!! to our little gem of a Zine : Reality Bites

Tweens, please do yourself a favour and grab a serious dose of inspiration + feel-goods here ️️

To mark the JOY we are all about, we’ve enlisted a host of experts as well as a global SQUAD of your fellow Tweens, and dedicated our entire first issue to the subject. We're celebrating what Joy means to Tweens: how we make it, sustain it + share it; mind, body + soul.

Plus we’ve Playlists; Art + Book Reviews; Fun Food Ideas; A Furry Friends Fan Club;  this quarter's latest Big News overview; Wellness Hacks; AND comps you can enter with mega-cool limited-edition threads on offer. Just sayin’! Be in to win.

THE JOY ISSUE. It's Live. It's Gold. It's Yours.

Love it. Share it. And happy days your way peeps.

25.09.19

BY HELEN BABB

At Real Pretty Kind we're firm believers in the power of dreams. But how do you turn a day dream into reality? We reached out to an expert in the field, CEO of Yes Get It, Helen Babb for her top three tips for Tweens. This is what she said...

25.09.19

BY HILARY WOODFINE

We have all heard the expression "hug a tree" but you may not know about the Japanese art (and science) of “Forest Bathing”. RPK's Plant Queen, Tiny Paradise Founder Hilary Woodfine spills the beans + benefits here...

25.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

Along with hugs, dancing, hanging by the sea + getting out into nature, there's really nothing much that beats the company of a furry friend to ground us and bring forth the JOY! Read on + TAKE PART. Here's where we feature the pets that pour more love into the Tweendom. Yours! Comp details inside.

03.09.19

BY TANYA CURMI

We like our daily products + practices like we like our people: non-toxic! So with this in mind we decided to deep dive into one of the world’s oldest natural healing systems Ayurveda, with the burning question: can it add MORE JOY...? 

29.08.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

We believe in Art + Design as a force for good - expanding our thinking and fostering imagination + empathy. Each ZINE issue we'll be casting a spotlight on an individual or collective in the the arts + design space. If you're a Creative Spirit too, feel free to tag us #rpkartclubbers when you spot something of interest to the Tweendom, and you'll be in with a chance to be featured! Go you 

21.09.19

BY ROBYN DERY

Bringing her 16 years Dietitian's experience to the RPK table, our resident Nutrition Expert Robyn Dery delivers practical tips + inspo for the important task of maintaining healthy Tween-Teen relationships to food. As well as gifting us with fun, taste-bud-'n-belly-loving recipes. #winning 
Read on. Intro interview and sample snacks inside..

01.10.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

If like us, you believe there should always be MORE DANCING then stay tuned to the ZINE for our Tween Tunes Playlists. An easy way into party prep, road trippin' and general weekly + weekend JOY. Click the link inside for all the audio goodness, or follow us on Spotify x ️️ Happy Days.

18.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

“Am I enough” is a question unique to the Tween-Teen mindset that never occurred to most of us to even ASK when we were kids. Some of this is hormonal, much is societally driven. We shine a spotlight here on the pervading question of Tween Times, and share our first tips and some further resources, for helping with tween confidence and boosting positive self worth. Happy Days.

11.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

What we curate to have in our lives is a reflection of who we are. Which is why at RPK we're stoked to be a part of that! Tweens At Home is about our SQUAD inviting us over. Get to know them a little better here...

18.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

There's a lot happening on the world stage! And we know Tweens want a seat at the table, so we suggest getting informed. Here's a sliver of what's in the News lately that may pique your interest. Read on Curious + Curiouser. Find your inspo, and get investigative! 

14.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

Given Bullying is a chief cause of Tween anxiety Real Pretty Kind's made it our quest to combat that with a healthy dose of Togetherness, and at every turn add MORE JOY to the Tweendom. Read on for our tips on how to handle bullying situations, with links to support services if needed. Because REALly, Tween times should be some of your best times! 

29.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

We asked our SQUAD for their views on what Joy means to Tweens - and their ways to finding it - in their own words. Check it. As ever they impress

01.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

JOY. We all know the feeling. And can (I think) all agree it’s PRETTY awesome.
But did you know there are three different ways in to JOY. And they’re not all created equal. Read on to reap ALL the joys, on the daily 

07.09.19

BY SEAN HALL

Want more energy? Of course you do! Science has long shown taking good care of our energy can influence Performance + Joy. Our resident Energy Guru Sean Hall, Founder of acclaimed Energx talks 'energy intelligence' and provides top-tips to build collective energy in the Tweendom. Read on. It'll transform your day for the better.

29.09.19

BY KATIE ROCKLIFF

We figure there's no better way understand these Tween Times than via Tweens themselves...
So if we're talking REAL + PRETTY + KIND then what's the Squad view? 
We checked in. And got gold.