Quiet Time And Relaxation

Ros Taylor | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ros Taylor

Stress - it's a common theme with people I come across, from clients to friends. One illusion surrounding stress is prevalent - that it's unavoidable. Countless people tell me that they need to be on the go constantly because that is how they are made and there is nothing they can do about it.

How To: Low Stress Weekend Breaks

Emily McLaren | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

Sometimes, no matter how much time you've had to relax while you're away, you just need time to decompress in your own space before getting back to the grind of real life. I took the time to do some of my washing, pop to the shops, and have a nap and loads of tea (obviously)

Forget The Baby, What About Me ?

Allex Parlato | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Allex Parlato

When we welcome a new baby into the world we tend to shower this innocent creature with gifts. This baby with no material preference, no expectation a...

Planning A Wedding? Advice No 1: Take A Break

Gina Lyons | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

As you will find with most people who have just got married, I now think I know everything and feel I should impart my wedding wisdom on everyone, despite them wanting it or not. So, I figured I would do a bunch of blogs offering my unasked for advice. And the first, has F all to do with the wedding itself.

Bulls**t About Posture Causes Pain And Suffering

Cheryl Lee | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Lee

Anyway you look at it, beliefs about stabilising the core in order to get strong, protect the spine and have a good posture are rampant among friends, in communities, in society and in the media. Why on earth wouldn't you follow advice that appears to be endorsed by everyone, everywhere?

What To Do When You Can't Stop Doing

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Farrington-Smith

I've been trying to focus for about an hour.

Feeling Anxious, Jittery Or Overwhelmed? These Vital Glands Might Need Support

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

You can already start to see a picture of how our adrenal glands are affected by everyday living--and this is not even the entire story. If our body continues to perceive that it is in danger, it may lead to additional excess cortisol (our long term stress hormone) production, which brings with it a whole new array of health concerns.

Practical Tips For A Successful Family Vacation That Does Not Break The Bank

Sasha G Brown | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sasha G Brown

As a mum, I see the expenses add up between clothes, food, and medical bills alone! But being the budget savvy mum that I am, I can tell you first hand: it is possible to take a family vacation that does not break the bank and the secret is in the planning.

Mummy You Need To Look After You Too - An Open Letter From The Ankle Biters

Lianne Freeman | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lianne Freeman

When we wake up you fill our bellies with organic cereal and fresh berries,  full of goodness. You sit there and drink coffee and grab a biscuit. You need to have goodness and be healthy too mummy.

People In Japan Are Swaddling Themselves Like Babies To Relax

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The idea of reverting to a child-like-state may seem appealing on a Monday morning with a week of work ahead of us, but we need to draw some (adult) b...

Five Reasons To Love Air Travel

Jo Carrigan | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In between leaving and landing, flying is a time for simple pleasures. From sipping on champagne and catching up on the latest must-see movies to turn...

How To Unwind On Your Next Business Trip

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you fly for business, you carry the expectations of your company that you’ll come ‘back with the goods’, whether that’s an important clie...

Feeling Supercharged Around The Supermoon? - How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

Around supermoons people report more of a feeling of wakefulness, a feeling of being 'supercharged'. The full moon has a reputation for knocking people off balance, stirring emotions leading to 'lunatic' behaviour.

Finding Peace Among The Chaos Of Everyday Sounds

Ash Sargant | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ash Sargant

Humans are incredibly curious about everything in the world, about what makes something or someone tick, whether it be man made or synthetic, but I feel we may have lost a lot of our natural curiosity when it comes to sound.

What Your Sleeping Position Says About You

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it’s sprawled across the bed, curled up in foetal position or spooning our significant other, most of us seem to gravitate towards a favouri...

How To Achieve The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In our current always-on work culture, creating space for other ways to enhance our lives is becoming increasingly challenging. The Mental Health Fou...

VIDEO: Watch Cherry Healey As She Finds Out How To Become A Better Sleeper

The Huffington Post | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, you’ll know the impact of a restless night. From concentration to poor memory recall, if you’re regularl...

Here's How Clever Interior Design Could Help You Sleep Better

By Susan Devaney, Commercial Writer | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re lying awake continuously counting sheep until 2am, it might be time to refresh your beloved bedroom. From catching up on our favourite TV ...

Here's Why Sleep Could Be Your Ultimate Beauty Hack

By Susan Devaney | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The myth surrounding the concept of beauty sleep has long been debated – but it’s no old wives’ tale. Getting 40 winks at night (or not) shows o...

Five Ways To Avoid Burnout

By Susan Devaney | Jo Carrigan | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you feel like you’re on the verge of mental, physical or emotional exhaustion it’s time to start revaluating your day-to-day doings. Life in 20...

How Full Is Your Cup Today?

Liz Lowe | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

Parenting from a full cup makes the job easier and more enjoyable, which of course makes us better at it. So you see, giving yourself a little TLC is most definitely not selfish - it's a winner for everyone. Hello? Is that the massage parlour?

Just Relax: Five Alternative Ways to Combat Daily Stress

Tayana Simons | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Most of us have been affected by stress at some point in our lives. Whether caused by our jobs, our relationships, or just the daily toll of our busy lives, stress is not something that should ever be ignored.

The 0.07 Commitment

Tony Wrighton | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

I'm a big advocate of simplifying. When we simplify we're able to better relax, reaping far more benefits than from pushing through and living in this always-on universe. Our thoughts become clearer, we can physically accomplish more and we come to the table with a renewed sense of purpose. Sounds pretty good, right?

Breathing Exercises for Young Children

Liz Lowe | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

Lie down (woop!) with your child, and place teddy bears or soft toys on your bellies. Encourage your child to try some abdominal breathing by taking deep inhalations through their nose and and exhaling through their mouth.

Mindful Birthing: Using Mindfulness During Labour

Liz Lowe | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had thoroughly prepared for a positive birth experience, but not for one that went so far off plan. It took me a long time to be able to discuss the birth calmly, and even longer to forgive myself for decisions made in moments of panic.