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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 […]

Are you more stressed than you realise?

How do you feel right now? Check your breath. Is it shallow, taking short, little breaths through your nose? Check your hands and teeth – are they clenched? Check your shoulders – are they tensed up towards your ears?   If you answered yes to […]

What’s your self-care routine?

Self-care has become a hot topic these day, as people search for a way to keep grounded in what feels like crazy times.   Self-care, as in the act of taking small moments for yourself, in order to uplift, centre and increase energy, is not […]

Don’t forget to breathe.

In those moments of anxiety and panic, when your mind is racing, your heart is beating at 100 miles an hour and you’re not sure if you can get through the next 10 minutes, let alone the rest of the day, just breathe. Yes, this […]

Life with anxiety.

I’ve written a bit about anxiety on the blog before, but never really told my own story. Since it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, here in the UK, it’s time for me to share. I recently ‘outed’ myself in a consultation with a friend at nutrition […]

What’s your morning routine?

What are your mornings like? Are they chaotic and rushed? Calm and serene? Or a mix of the two? I often read articles where they talk about calm and easy morning routines with a mixture of awe and envy, and think these women are either […]

Stop telling me to be nice.

I wrote this on Instagram this morning and wanted to expand it out a little. In the last three days, I’ve been seeing many posts talking about the need to ‘be nice’ to others as we all process the result of the US election. These […]

The importance of self-care.

There’s been so much depressing, upsetting news recently that sometimes I feel like shutting off my phone and laptop and burying my head in my pillow until it all goes away.   But it’s not going away, is it? Between Brexit, the US election, even […]

Have you ever been health shamed?

Have you ever been health shamed? I have, but at the time didn’t have a proper term to describe what was happening to me. It’s hard to pin point exactly what it is, but it’s generally those times where you’re talking about something new you’re trying (food / […]

An ode to self-care, rest and reflection.

I talk a lot about food on this blog, a bit about fitness and a smidgen about love. The eat, the love and the move.   What I’ve been realising this summer is how important rest and a sense of peace are to your own […]

Motherhood right now.

My little boy turns 3 in two weeks. 3! I know what motherhood is with a baby. It’s a steep learning curve, moments where you’ve never loved anyone this much and in this way before, indescribable exhaustion, a new sense of self as a woman, […]

Healthy Christmas gift guide.

Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re stuck for gift ideas, here are some with a healthy spin. See what I did there? 🙂 1. Class Pass is a lovely way to try out a variety of fitness classes in large cities around the world. […]

What I’m reading: Overwhelmed

  My summer of reading continues, with the excellent Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte. Chock-full of information, research and case studies about gender roles at work, home, love and play, this book, predominantly aimed at women, dissects why so many of us feel so overwhelmed and […]

Changing ambition.

  Photo by Tyssul Patel The lovely Katie over at beNourishd included a very intriguing opinion piece about women’s ambition in her weekly link round up that really got me thinking. Emma Barnett, the women’s editor at the Telegraph posits that “women are losing custody of […]

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by vincenzo di giorgi It’s finally the end of the week and by the time you read this, I’ll be in Jakarta (!) on another work shoot. I had my Hepatitis A and typhoid fever jabs last week and have been researching weather, food and […]