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10 Ways To Feel Good And Well This Autumn Winter

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I’m feeling very excited about this Autumn and Winter. The next 6 weeks are packed with fun social and work events then I’ll be hosting my last super cozy Pilates and meditation retreat of the year before spending Christmas in Sweden. When it’s cold, crisp and dark outside there’s nothing I love more than staying in with a warm mug of something delicious, lighting a woody candle and reading a book or watching a gripping series. I’m currently hooked on Stranger Things! With that being said, I’m out most nights this week at events and I know that burning the candle at both ends leaves me feeling zapped and fighting off a cold. I thought I’d share some of the ways I like to feel good and well during the cold busy months to enter the new year on a high…

Pilates Fundamentals Routine For Everyone

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I’ve been a Pilates teacher for over 4 years now and have seen a lot of different bodies and every body is different. I teach beginners to Pilates, beginners to movement in general, dancers, athletes, other Pilates teachers, people with injuries, elderly people and the list goes on and every one needs different levels and exercises to feel challenged and to help their own body improve and feel more balanced however the one thing everyone can benefit from no matter what level they are at is the Pilates fundamentals.

January Self Care Loves

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I’m the biggest believer in a good skin and hair care routine as well as all things under the self care umbrella. Self care shouldn’t be seen as a selfish indulgent experience, it’s essential to your wellbeing and happiness. Each month, I’ll be sharing my self care favourites from skincare, haircare, books, podcasts, candles, blankets, walks, studios; whatever I’ve been loving that month to take care of myself. When I feel good I’m able to be the best friend, daughter, sister, teacher, writer, adventurer, whatever it is I’m being. So let’s see what’s been helping me feel sparkly this month… 

Three Healthy Snack Ideas

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I’ve always been a snacker! I don’t understand how people can go long periods of time without eating. I turn into a slightly irritable unfocused mess when I am hungry so you will always find me with healthy snacks. Many of us feel guilty about snacking and we really shouldn’t. I mean, unless it’s a danish pastry, a bag of Doritos and full sized Easter egg you’re snacking on- naming no names (mum)…

Where 80 Minutes Of Your Day Are Going And What You Can Do About It

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So it’s officially the festive season! It’s crazy how quick this year has gone so I thought I’d talk a little bit about time today because I feel like we aren’t that great at using it. In Britain, we spend 25 billion hours a year on things we admit are a bit of a waste, including social media, taking selfies and watching funny animal videos. Oops!

What I’ll Take Into My Life From Our Retreat

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Last week I was lucky enough to be in Ibiza with Our Retreat for a week of training, healthy food, hiking, yoga, Pilates and sunshine. I taught the guests Pilates but was also able to fully immerse myself into the retreat too and soaked up lots of new information. I was really inspired to come back home and take things from retreat life into my busy London life. We can always keep learning, growing and trying to better ourselves especially when it comes to health and wellbeing; this retreat came at a perfect time for me and I wanted to share some nuggets of retreat life with you, check out my vlog too…

How I Get Photo Shoot Ready

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This year I’ve had quite a few photo shoots and doing what I do now means I always have to be “photo shoot ready” in a way. These things don’t get booked in months in advance anymore, a shoot with a brand might pop up the week before or I might get a last minute work trip or photographer get in touch. So how do I get ready to be in front of the camera 24/7?

It’s Never Too Late Too Dream Big

dream big postI recently had to write a biography for Cosmopolitan Online as I’m doing some freelance writing for them (eek) I never thought that I’d be asked to write for one of my favourite magazines when I was younger although I’ve always been so passionate about writing. I just didn’t think I would be good enough and as a young ambitious dancer I was going in a completely different direction. Dreams can change especially as you go from your teens to your twenties and if those dreams you had as a young girl aren’t your dreams today or didn’t come true, then find new dreams! The bio had to be short, get to the point and show who I really am. This is what I wrote…