Wellness

This Sweary Colouring Book Will Get You Through Your January Breakup

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

January is notorious for breakups. But thankfully there’s a colouring book to help you grab single life by the horns in 2017. Edwina McName’s late...

Wellness Trends: Out With The Old, In With The New

Polly Humphris | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Humphris

Call it an industry; call it a lifestyle; call it a combination of the two - whatever it is, health and wellness has its finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to moving with the times. This year kisses goodbye to seaweed and souping and waves hello to tiger nuts and super spices, just two of the wellbeing trends that look set to soar in 2017.  

Why You Are Your Biggest Saboteur!

Becky Stafferton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Statistics show that 43% of people in the UK break their resolutions within the first month and by the end of March that figure has risen to a whopping 80%. In fact we are so good at giving up, that there is now an official day dedicated to our downfall - 17th January is 'Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day'.

The Problem With Clean Eating: Why It's All About Balance

Gracie Tyrrell | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gracie Tyrrell

So what is the problem? The problem is the recategorisation of what essentially is how, as humans, we were born to fuel ourselves and the off-putting nature and limitations that calling it 'clean eating' brings up.

The Banyan Tree Spa Marries Miami Style Glamour In The Heart Of The Algarve

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

The Tivoli Hotel in Vilamoura stands proudly overlooking the 19th hole of the Oceanic Victoria Golf Course (home to the prestigious Portuguese Masters) making it perfectly located for the growing number of golf enthusiasts who are taking up the sport.

How To Make It Through Dry January

Polly Humphris | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Humphris

Given that January has a whopping four more weekends to survive, booze free, however, it's not always as easy as it sounds. Here's some tips to help you get through - they might seem obvious, but when all of your friends are hammered, having the best time *ever*, you'll take what you can get to shake off your FOMO and succeed.

The Cottage Garden Spa At Longueville Manor, Jersey

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

"The spa? Oh, that's just a shed in the garden," a friend quipped when I said I was going to Longueville Manor on the island of Jersey. How wrong they...

Why Today's Kids Can Be The Most Health-Conscious Yet

Trevor Hardy | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Trevor Hardy

This generation has already set the pace by drinking and smoking less than ever before. But with the rise of obesity it is now time for young people (and their parents) to take hold of the opportunities they have and create a truly healthy life.

Idyllic Indian Ocean Retreats: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Rumour has is that when Jean Michel Gathy was commissioned to shape the architecture of One&Only Reethi Rah, he said he wanted each guest to "feel like a king". I'm happy to say that he failed... spectacularly... because from the moment we set foot on the island we felt like a god and goddess.

The False Promise Of New Year's Day And Mondays

Karen Morris | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Morris

Coping mechanisms come in all forms - whether it looks like a bottle of red after a tough day, avoidance of social situations or munching on biscuits all day at work. We either need to find alternative coping mechanisms for the circumstances we can't change, or address the source of stress and anxiety in the first place.

Yoga - Finding Your Own Mould

Miriam Christie | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

My knees felt super sore in Yin Yoga today. I looked around me and everyone else seemed fine, all folded over in Pigeon Pose as if their legs had no b...

How I Learned To Practise Yoga Imperfectly

Miriam Christie | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

I came back to Yoga, experiencing burnout, as a way to quiet my anxious mind, boost my low mood and relax tense muscles. It did that, and so much more. Yoga taught me to let in some acceptance for myself, physically and emotionally. To smile when my tree pose is shaky and to notice, with kindness, if my chest is carrying a tell-tale ball of stress.

Can Bhutan Teach The World To Be Happy?

Ed Amory | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Amory

Bhutan, total population around 700,000, measures its GNH or Gross National Happiness, and uses the data from the index to help decide how to share out government spending.

Looking After Your Mental Health Over The Festive Period

Dillen Iyavoo | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dillen Iyavoo

They aren't called the Christmas holidays for just any reason. One sure way to help look after your own mental health over Christmas is to find time to relax. Furthermore, mindfulness, meditation and yoga can help you regain a sense of control of your emotions and mental health and help you to relax even more.

Five Holistic Survival Tips This Christmas

Katy Batt | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Batt

Christmas is nearly here! Festive fun, presents, family and good food. Well that's the finished result anyway. What about all of the hard work before it gets to the fun part? Months of budgeting, shopping, wrapping, planning meals, organising family and remembering to move the elf on the shelf every night!

Spa & The City: Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Part of the prestigious Adriatic Luxury Hotels group, the Excelsior takes a prime position on the seafront, a short stroll f...

How Wealthy Are You?

Lily Cole | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Style
Lily Cole

We seem to be moving to an age that values access over ownership. In this shift towards experiences rather than possessions, a "sharing economy" spurned by the technology sector, is growing. Millennials increasingly stream music, films and TV, rather than buying physical copies. We download books and audiobooks to our phones. We rent out our homes, spare bedrooms, and take rides in other regular people's cars.

Spa & The City, The Langham & Chuan Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

A stone's throw from both Regents Park and Soho, The Langham takes pride of place in the heart of London's West End. Reputed to be Lady Gaga's favourite London abode, the prestigious hotel has been welcoming royalty, dignitaries and celebrities for over 150 years.

Island Retreats: Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Jumeirah Vittaveli is like no other Maldivian resort I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. As soon as my toes touched the sand I felt transported ...

Spa And The City: The Connaught And Aman Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Hidden in the basement of the shiny new wing is Aman Resorts' first urban spa. Retaining the first class Aman Spa qualities and wonderful ethics of embracing nature, the chic space is styled in dark, natural woods with a tranquil Asian influenced ambience.

Luxury Honeymoon Spa Retreats: Velaa Private Island, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Put simply: it is perfect. The island, the weather, the architecture, the food, the spa, the staff, the rooms, the service and the attention to detail. The island is so small you can circumnavigate it on one of the hotel's baby blue bicycles in 5 minutes

The Mental Health Wellness Checklist

Eleanor Segall | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Segall

Here is what I would recommend for keeping positive mental health and all round wellness. Everyone has their own tips that help them and I am just sharing what I know to have helped me and others I interact with.

Five Ways To Build And Be A Modern Man

Matthew Miller | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Miller

Take a close look at the world of men's fitness today. It is a great space to spy an inside look at what is happing in larger male issues of identity, self-confidence, gender roles and body image.

Five Holistic Ways To Manage The Overwhelm Of Motherhood

Katy Batt | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Katy Batt

In our everyday life we often have so many roles to fulfil, all at the same time. Be it wife, mother, sister, daughter, colleague, boss and, the most important of all, being who we are. Always being in demand can be exhausting and draining. It can leave us feeling tired out, cranky and emotional with nothing left in the tank.

Let's Talk About Stress: A Main Cause Of Health Problems In The UK

David Plans | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Plans

We have heard about the importance of stress management for a little more than two decades, and long-term studies of stress in the population have seen stress steadily rise during that time, as Carnegie Mellon University's long term study , which covered more than three decades, proved.