My Current Outlook On What Being Healthy Means

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I’m quite relaxed when it comes to my choices around food nowadays and would say I have a balanced approach to health and my lifestyle in general. I try not to be too hard on myself anymore. Although perhaps to others it’s still a very conscious outlook and I guess that’s where we need to remember that everyone’s idea of balance is going to be different and dependent on so many factors. I come from a once extreme view where I was obsessed with eating ‘clean’, with performing my absolute best day in day out as a ballet dancer and even since then having moved into a progressive and fast paced health and fitness industry where my early twenties were surrounded by juice cleanses, the rise of avocado on toast and whole lot of abs inspo! I’m happy that I realised that taking care of yourself is not just about lycra and protein shakes. 

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Baked Egg Portobello Mushrooms With Homemade Salsa

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I think my favourite vegetable is most definitely the mushroom; all types but especially Portobello ones. I made this the other weekend around 11am after a lovely lay in and some Pilates at home, it’s the perfect at home brunch dish and a nice alternative to eggs and avo on toast. Once you’ve mastered the art of getting the egg to stay in the mushroom, this recipe couldn’t be simpler. You could even skip the salsa part and just have the baked egg mushrooms which means you only need 2 main ingredients but the chilli salsa really takes this dish to another level.

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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…

Don’t Waste Another Moment

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When a chapter of your life ends, don’t be sad because it’s over, be happy because without that chapter, you wouldn’t have a story to tell.

Someone once told me that something wasn’t meant for me but that I should hold on because I was someone that had to be sure and ready and wait for the right time. This felt like the most unloving thing I could possibly do so I ignored them. I didn’t wait a moment longer.

Why waste another moment of this life…

Step Outside Your Fitness Box

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I feel like in the fitness world, you have to be a either a weights person or a runner or a yogi or a Pilates girl etc but why can’t we be all of them. Fitness isn’t my everything, I danced and moved my body from the age of 4 and then at 16 when my friends started going to the gym and using the cross trainer, I found it a bit odd that you’d have to go and dedicate time out of your day to “workout” and do hip thrusters because I just did something I love which was dance but I never saw that as fitness.

Toni: “The Beautiful Thing About Life Is Everyone Is So Different”

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Scarlett : “There’s nothing rare, strange or shameful about our mental health”

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This week in honour of Mental Health Awareness week and as my ambassador role at The Princes Trust, I and my 4 best friends are posting about the topic on my blog. Come back every day for a new post. I’m handing over to Scarlett today. One of the strongest women I know and have admired since we met in year 8 Biology, she is my most honest friend. I’m so proud of her now a reiki therapist, meditation teacher and becoming a counsellor with her intention only ever to help as many people as she can.

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“There’s nothing rare, strange or shameful about our mental health”

When Lottie asked me to write a blog for mental health awareness week I was so eager to speak because this subject is so close to my heart,

Lottie: 10 years of Dear Diary…

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It’s mental health awareness week and last night I decided I wanted to write.

I didn’t really know where to start with this post.

I could have spoken about my mental health issues around food as young dancer or the dark place I found myself in last year but then to be honest it didn’t feel useful enough to share with you.

I wanted to share more than I usually do which yes is scary but also it’s the only way I felt I could really, just maybe make a difference. When someone has opened up to me or I’ve read an autobiography or watched a documentary where someone has shared an experience or a little piece of them, it’s made me feel trusted so I guess I’m trusting you as my readers. And I hope that in some way this post may resonate with you or someone you know in a small significant way that perhaps isn’t even relevant right now but maybe one day when you need someone to just feel like they know…

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…

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…