Month: October 2017

Stories I loved this week.

  Have you ever considered moving towards a minimalist lifestyle? I have. We seem to accumulate so much stuff, especially with a child and despite my regular clear outs, they never seem to make a dent in the stuff. (The Cut)   How getting rid of […]

6 ways to take care of yourself this weekend.

It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?   The news has been overwhelming recently, with stories of loss, craven abuse of power, sexual misdeeds and stories of utter bravery.   It’s a lot to take in, and for many of us, these stories unearth old […]

Stories I loved this week.

sunday at the circus

How has your week been? I’ve been in training most of the week and all of Saturday, so I’m looking forward to some down time on Sunday. Here are some of the interesting health and wellness stories I’ve found this week.

 

Are you an oily person? This is a fascinating piece on the backstory of the two powerhouse essential oil companies, Young Living and DoTerra and how they’ve moved into the mainstream. (The New Yorker)

 

Middle age can fatten you up if you don’t increase your physical activity. (Science Daily)

 

Do you have a cast-iron pan? I have a few and I absolutely love them. They need a lot of love and attention, like a little pet. (Bon Appetit)

 

Women aren’t nags, we’re just fed up. (Harper’s Bazaar)

 

Why most diets fail. A first hint: diets are short term, lifestyle changes are for life. (goop).

 

Have you been following the vaginal mesh scandal? (The Guardian)

Do you get enough sleep?

How many hours do you sleep a night?  Ideally, according to the World Health Organisation, we should be sleeping at least 8 hours a night, uninterrupted. Anything less counts as sleep deprivation. And guess what: on average, most of us get 7 or fewer hours […]