Amanda Byram's Australian Retreats: Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

The Spa Spy | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, is a conservation-focused resort nestled deep in the Blue Mountains in a dream world of its own. A 4,000 acre carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve dream world of its own, to be exact!

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.

The Deep Route of 'Dis' - 'Ease'

Natasha Corrett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Corrett

After doing a powerful process called The Path of Love I realised I had a lot of anger from past hurt and experiences in my life. I started looking into what that effect this had on my health and came across a lot of research and evidence to suggest that repressed anger, hate and resentment is the leading root emotion causing the development of cancer.

Why Meditating Sucks, But You Should Do It Anyway

Emma Brooke | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Do NOT go on a meditation retreat if you've never meditated before. It will hurt your brain. It will hurt your brain so hard you'll think it's trying to give birth to acorns out of your ears and, whilst you could probably make quite a bit of money as a circus act doing that, IT WILL NOT MAKE YOU HAPPY.

Swellings, Rashes, Pain and Grease - Day Three of an Ayurvedic Retreat

Emma Brooke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

So, you must be wondering how I'm getting on in my little corner of heaven - the Kerala countryside in India? Truth is, at this moment in time, I've had better times.

What It's Really Like the First Day of Your Yoga Retreat

Emma Brooke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Last night, I cried for an embarrassingly long time and wondered if I could get an earlier flight home. I hadn't even spent the night here yet.

Massage Away the Stress of City Life at Boutique Spa

Louisa Daniels | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

It has to be said, that in London there are numerous places one can go to get a massage. Depending on the treatment and budget, there are hundreds of places to choose from. But finding the right place can, in itself, be a stressful task.

In Need of a Retreat? I Know Just the Place

Louisa Daniels | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

Do I want to return to Lime Wood to taste the food of Angela Harnett (who famously worked under Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine) and Luke Holder (who has worked in many highly acclaimed restaurants throughout the world including the OXO Tower)? YES! I would return to Lime Wood in a heartbeat.

Sinking into Bali's Spa luxury

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

Bali is a true Mecca for Spa lovers, with the choice of resorts and treatments on offer being as wide as the smiles of the Balinese people themselves, and even the most dedicated spa junkies can find something that will surprise them.

The Perfect Writer's Retreat - The Pilot's House, Rye, Sussex

Daisy Buchanan | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy Buchanan

The secret to going on a British seaside getaway is this: pick a place where staying in is just as much fun as going out exploring. We only get abo...

The Joy Recipe

Annabel Burn | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

I'm the sort of person who has always done even moderation in extremes. Last month, on a trip to a&e (sprain) I was asked if I was an athlete. Apparently my resting pulse rate is 47. Im a bit wary of sounding like Samantha brick here, but being a long established dog walker means I am super busy, very fit and always running and walking.

Ditching the Detox

James Emtage | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

I'm not detoxing this year. In fact I'm happily tucking in to the cheeseboard that others now refuse. See, I kind of did my time in the world of detoxing a couple of summers ago, and we are talking serious detoxing here.