Why I Meditate And Simple Tips To Start Today

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I must admit I am someone who was a little sceptical of meditation to start with but after various attempts at Take 10 and the Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day meditations I started to feel the benefits- if only I could find those 10 minutes every day! It’s something that’s definitely moving up on the priority list now and after a weekend teaching Pilates at The Retreat Collection Yoga And Pilates retreat, where we did lots of different meditations, I was inspired to fully commit to a daily practice again. The main difference I notice is that I am calmer. In general my mood is enhanced, my energy levels improve, I make better choices, I feel more certain, I am more productive and more aware of my surroundings. So why and how am I meditating today and find out a few amazing tips so you can start too… 

A Healthy Day With My Bestie

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I feel incredibly lucky to have the most unique inspiring best friends. I only have a handful but they really are like my family and my biggest inspiration. They are all incredible little entrepreneurs carving out their careers to be able to do what they love doing every single day, not just at weekends! This means that Friday working from coffee shop days can turn into healthy fun days with my bestie, Natalie Glaze. This is my second and final post inspired by PANDORA’s ESSENCE range to celebrate my friends and their unique traits and what better way to celebrate Natalie, my fellow blogger babe then by blogging about our healthy day together! There’s nothing better than putting the world right with this one over a matcha latte and bar of dark chocolate (this happens quite often.)  

The ESSENCE Of Her

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Becoming an adult is pretty scary and I feel like life hits you smack in the face in your twenties, all of a sudden you have thousands of responsibilities. We all deal with pressure to varied degrees and I do love this pressure; having busy schedule, a booming inbox and constant burning goals inside me. I have always wanted to work for myself and be incredibly independent and this is completely down to my superwoman mum. This is a really special post for me and yes I know Mother’s Day has been and gone but I just want to celebrate my mum in this post because without her, my world wouldn’t go round as smoothly it does and I probably wouldn’t have a drawer full of spare birthday cards ready to send. I was really inspired by PANDORA’s ESSENCE range which is all about celebrating the values you appreciate in the people you are closest too, relationships that mean so much to you…

How We Eat Is How We Live

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetHow we eat is how we live is an interesting concept but one that struck a cord with me when I came across it while studying to be a holistic health coach. Thinking about how we eat is just as important as what we eat and I’m writing this post as a huge reminder to myself too. Being kind to yourself is key and this really counts when it comes to your relationship with food. Eating when you are hungry is a huge one that I hear lots of people struggle with. Do you eat when you are bored, tired, emotional? Do you eat when you are full up already? Here’s some tips to start eating how you want to live…

My Spring Skincare Routine

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With Spring in the air, it’s time to refresh the beauty regime. Why not try switching to some natural organic beauty brands, my long term love is Neals Yard Remedies. I have been using their Wild Rose Beauty Balm for over a year now and swear by it. I’ve also recently started using Dr Hauschka after a make up artist gave me the most incredible facial with their products. I also use more simple products like coconut oil to take up make up off and coffee scrub to exfoliate. So here’s my current routine…

Guest Post: Something To Lift Your Spirits

 

I’m handing over to Omar Suleyman for my blog post this week who writes the blog Mission: GAINZ. Omar completely turned his life around through body building and was surprised to find out it’s not just all about aesthetics. I’ve recently started to incorporate more resistance and weight training into my workout schedule and starting to really notice some of these benefits that Omar talks about and he also has some great tips on getting started…

My Health and Fitness U Turn

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So it’s March and I’ve finally U Turned! I’m going to hold my hands up and say I definitely overindulged over Christmas and then new year and then just couldn’t get into the right mind set in January, with it being my birthday and frankly my mind just felt very busy so I lost interest in health and fitness! I hadn’t been working out as much as much and for some reason was reaching for chocolate more than my usual vibrant nourishing diet! I was starting to feel less like me every day!

My Neom Happiness Programme

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The night before starting Neom’s Happiness Programme on 31st January, I was definitely in need of some help. The programme couldn’t have come at a better time. I was getting over a yucky virus, I was feeling exhausted from a busy January and my March holiday was feeling way too far in the future (it’s now only a week away- eek), I was definitely in NEED of Neom’s Happiness Programme to get me through February! So as we are in the final week I thought I’d share how it’s been going and some happy tips with you…

NEW The Body Event

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I am very excited to announce the date of my next The Body event is Sunday 3rd April. It’s the weekend after Easter so will be just what you need after indulging in your choccies. Last year, my The Body events were such special wonderful days. They are a way of being able to get a group of my lovely followers together to enjoy Pilates, relaxation and delicious healthy food. I wanted to do this blog post to tell you what to expect if you are a little unsure or new to events/Pilates…

5 Valentine’s Ideas To Boost Your Wellbeing

 

Whether you are in a relationship or not, I think celebrating love at Valentine’s Day is a must. It doesn’t have to be about lovey dovey red rose petals and romantic meals. 2016 is definitely about wellness, with so much out there about the harmful effects of stress and how we should all be meditating, why not take this opportunity to do something different with your loved one whether that be your partner, your mum or your bestie to boost your wellbeing.