Relaxation.

How To Achieve The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 19.09.2016 | 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 | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 06.09.2016 | 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 | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 06.09.2016 | 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 18.07.2016 | 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 14.06.2016 | 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 06.06.2016 | 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 18.05.2016 | 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 14.04.2016 | 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.

Caribbean Retreats: The Club Barbados

The Spa Spy | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The hotel is one of the few all-inclusive adult only resorts on the glamorous west coast and pretty much everything is included in your package price, offering affordable luxury. It's clear from the warmth of the staff and the way that some of the guests greet them like long lost family, that the hotel has many returning guests.

How to Create the Ideal Birth Environment

Deborah Pryn | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Pryn

Wherever you want to give birth - at home, at hospital, in a birth centre or in the woods (only joking...), you'll want to be as cosy and comfy at hom...

A Little Loving Kindness Goes a Long Way

Liz Lowe | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Lowe

We celebrated Valentine's Day in our usual 'low key' style. Whilst we were all at the market my husband bought me flowers. He was assisted by the toddler who did a quick spot check on various options to see how easily the petals and berries could be detached. Most, quite easily, it turned out and we may not be welcomed back by that particular florist.

Tearing Your Hair Out

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

In technical terms, sensory nerve fibres, neurohormones and neutrophins all play a role in the hair growth cycle. Levels of stress can have an effect on these and consequently accelerate loss of hair.

A Two Minute Trick for Instant Calm

Liz Lowe | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Lowe

Now if the decade I spent as a home-based wine rep taught me anything, it's that wearing pyjamas at midday is perfectly acceptable, and in no way related to productivity. In this case my husband had in fact been working for an hour, and the toddler and I had half-peeled a banana (it is sometimes related to productivity).

The Baby Spa

Tori Gabriel | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Parents
Tori Gabriel

Massage involves working on the body with pressure and can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees and feet. This particular spa treatment starts in pregnancy when Baby decides to poke a knee straight out the front of your belly while simultaneously shoving an elbow into your bladder.

What's the Difference Between Meditation, Self-Hypnosis and Relaxation?

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Conversations I have had in the past about the difference between relaxation, self-hypnosis and meditation have always been slightly perplexing. As the universal benefits of all three: reduction in stress, anxiety and low blood pressure were all cited as the reasons pregnant women should choose one discipline over another.

Moroccan Hideaway in the Heart of London: A Luxury Hammam at The Spa at Dolphin Square

Chloe Gunning | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Days don't come more grey than this particular Monday. Torrential rain. Chilly breeze. Chaos on the roads. Abandoned umbrellas strewn along the paveme...

Taking Time Out on the Naughty Step

Josh Taylor | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

I often take a sip of my own medicine too and just have to take a step back from everything and get away. Luckily for me I've found other places than the naughty step. And luckily for my brother, I've found other ways to get there without having to push him down the stairs.

Avoiding the Botox Temptation!

Lauren Riley | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Style
Lauren Riley

I don't know if its just me but it seems like everywhere I turn at the moment pictures of 'perfect people' adorn sides of buses, my Instagram and magazines. Whatever the medium of delivery the thing being sold is perfection.

Do You Plan on Spending 10 Years of Your Life Watching Television?

Susan Leigh | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Yes, TV can be an easy default, an unchallenging option, a reliable companion, a quick de-stressor, a way to relax, but do you plan on spending 10 years of your life watching TV? These statistics certainly make one think.

Overwhelmed? Four Ways to Calm Down and Simplify

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Are you over scheduling and overloading your to-do list? Keep over scheduling and overloading, and you'll end up feeling overwhelmed. When overwhelm happens, it distorts our reasoning and response-ability. It also clouds the mind from clear thinking and, as a result, not much gets done, even though we may have lots to do.

Rewriting Your Life

Laura De Stefano | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura De Stefano

Slice up very last page. Every last word. Cut randomly so you have a bunch of letters here, a single letter there, a full word every so often. Cut it into tiny pieces until all you have left is a confetti of jumbled letters and words.

Breathe your way to happiness.

Steve Halsall | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

The eternal quest for happiness has been something that has thwarted even the greatest minds and scholars over the last couple of thousand years. Happiness is something that ebbs and flows daily, hour by hour and minute by minute.

Three Ways to Get More 'Me Time'

Neil Martin | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

I don't know about you, but I feel that when I am most content in myself, I show up as a better version of me for others too. If I'm frustrated, fed up or feeling desperate for a little space, then no matter how hard I try to be at my best, there is always a chance that the cracks will show.