What Happens When 15 Girls Hit The “Other Side” Of Ibiza

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Adding 15 girls who don’t know each other to a whatsapp group knowing they are jumping on flights to Ibiza leaving the heels at home and packing leggings and journals for my first ever retreat didn’t feel real as I approached our gorgeous villa and home for the week a couple of weekends ago. After months of preparation, I felt like I was so ready to welcome them and make their week one to remember. Whether it was sparking a new passion for Pilates, introducing them to a new way of eating or simply creating a zen environment for them to switch off and finally read that book; I had butterflies in my belly for what the week would become. What I could only have dreamt came true- making friends for life, starting new adventures and having the most fun! Here’s the low down on my first Ibiza retreat…

Healthy Eating “Rules” That Don’t Make Sense To Me

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I remember waking up one morning a couple of years ago after reading so much information on dietary theories and nutrition, that I simply didn’t know what to eat. Should I have eggs, a smoothie, porridge, a steak!? With so many ‘rules’ and conflicting information out there, I felt overwhelmed and lost touch with listening to my body. I think we can all be guilty of this with the distractions and stresses daily life can put on us. Now as a qualified holistic health coach, I believe that stressing out over what to eat just isn’t healthy – and unfortunately, there’s not one miracle diet out there for everyone. 

Healthy Hair And A Botanical Bake

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I’m all about adding a little bit of nature to my life in any way I can. I love plants (although still trying to learn how to keep them alive). I also love combining beauty and botanicals and this year I’ve been lucky enough to fully immerse myself on two occasions with the new plant loving haircare brand Botanicals Fresh Care, once in Paris and then at The Thyme Cottages. Since first being introduced to this brand in January, I’ve been using their Coriander range which is aimed at strengthening the hair, perfect for me due to my constant need for beachy sunkissed waves unfortunately meaning bleach and hot curling tongs. I was inspired by the range to create a botanical bake secretly packing in some of that super coriander…

Waking Up To You

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“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” – Eckhart Tolle

Somewhere along the line, living an active healthy lifestyle has become hard work and effort. It’s something that we have to think about and find inspiration and motivation to do and I really believe it can be easier. It becomes easy when you realise that you are so unique and what works for you will be completely different to your friend, boyfriend, work colleague…

Because It Makes Me Feel Something And That Is All

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“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness!” Joseph H. Pilates. An interesting quote that at first I didn’t like because I thought there’s so many other ways one can gain happiness but the more I think about it the more I believe Joseph Pilates may have been on to something. Because physical fitness is movement and movement is body, mind and spirit connection whether you’re running, doing Pilates, dancing or breathing. I believe that the mind, body and spirit are connected and can’t be separated. Sometimes I’m conscious of that relationship and sometimes I’m not but it’s always connected…

You Can Have It All

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If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see I’ve just got back from Thyme Cottages in Wiltshire. Whenever I escape London even if it’s for 24 hours, I feel like time stands still a little and I get a new perspective on my life back in London and it was so wonderful to be away with the most incredible group of people this time. The women in my community inspire me daily online but even more so when I get to hang out with them in person…

Work, Life And The Bit In Between I Treasure

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There’s a very blurry line between my work and my life and this line is becoming blurred for more people around me. The world we live in today allows us to create the careers we want. It’s not just bloggers that need to share an insight into their lives anymore but entrepreneurs, business owners and brands are also sharing behind the scenes, where they go for lunch and what they are wearing to the gym. When I first started my blog and sharing things on social media, none of my home friends were really into it yet now most of them are building personal brands and becoming kick ass business women and men in their own field. It’s amazing! The power of social media really is changing the world but what is it doing to our lives…

Three Feel Good Recipes

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Okay we are doing well, we are half way through February and the days are slowly getting longer. It’s not as freezing as it was last week but I’m still craving feel good meals that nourish my body and soul. I love spending Sunday’s in the kitchen and thought I’d film what I made last Sunday for you and share my current favourite feel good recipes. Watch the vlog below and find the full recipes for my chai latte, pecan and coconut granola and tahini crust aubergine…

The Every Day Pilates Routine To Feel Amazing

lottie murphy pilates routinePilates isn’t just about looking good for me, it’s about feeling good and this is exactly what made me fall in love with it when I was at ballet school. My clients still say to me all the time how much better they feel after their sessions and it’s that feeling that you sometimes can’t even describe, you just feel lovely in your body and mind after a Pilates class. I try to encourage my clients to do a little Pilates routine every day as a little a day keeps the pains away (hehe); it also sets me up for a fabulous day ahead.

A Green Trip To Paris and Supermodel, Doutzen Kroes, Lifestyle Tips

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Last week I was in Paris for two days for a green urban retreat with Botanicals Fresh Care, the new green hair care brand from L’oréal Paris infused with plant extracts and free from silicones, parabens and colorants. Over the two days I got to not only absorb the brand but eat lots of delicious organic plant based food, plant tulips and sunflowers at Place de la République, make flower hair chains and stretch it all out in yoga. Oh and I almost forgot, interview the most beautiful woman in the world Doutzen Kroes- yes she does Pilates! I vlogged the trip which you can watch below, I’m still trying to get better at vlogging so bear with me…