Wellness

Pandora's Box IS Depression

Louis McIntosh | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

Oh no, not another blogpost about Depression, I wish it would go away. Funnily enough so do a lot of us. But it won't. It's here to stay, this 21st Century disease, or could there be signs of similar dark phantoms in the psyche of our past?

The Expensive Soul

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Tomlinson

It all began with a pair of Sweaty Betty Chandrasana Yoga Leggings. They cost £75, and I wanted them as soon as I laid my eyes upon them. I rang my boyfriend and, in the most wheedling voice I could muster, said, "so there are these leggings I really like. I'll send you a screenshot of them. Just so you can see.

Five Ways to Address Wonky Boundaries

Jayne Hardy | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Hardy

We all have boundaries. There are certain things we just wouldn't do. No matter what. Then there are the other boundaries, you know the ones - the boundaries which are a little wonky. The boundaries which we are a little unsure of and struggle to assert. The ones which lead to resentment, anxiety and anger.

Balinese Retreats: The Mulia, Mulia Resort and Villas, Bali, Indonesia

The Spa Spy | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Before arriving at The Mulia, I have to confess I didn't know what to expect, I had heard that it was massive and wondered how a resort so large could pull off a luxury service. On our approach to the resort seeing the building looming in the distance I thought perhaps this wasn't the right fit for The Spa Spy.

The Lowdown on Current Trends in Wellness Travel...

Stella Photi | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I'm always being asked what's 'new' in the world of wellness travel which makes it very inspiring to be part of and hopefully we are responsible for helping to set the trends too! The start of the year is a good time to think what lies ahead and I'd say these are the main trends that are coming to the fore:

Five Easy Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

Lucy Beresford | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Beresford

It's hard to motivate yourself to go outside in grotty weather, but we are group creatures. Socialising lifts the spirits. Invite friends round to watch comedy shows on TV. Or tap into your inner child by going as a group - male as well as female - to a shopping centre or department store to have free makeovers at the beauty counters.

New Year, New You...

Amanda Byram | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Byram

A new year, a new you. A chance to turn it all around, to start fresh and to make things happen - right? Well, sort of. I always say that every day is a new day and another chance to start over. I think one of the problems we face in the New Year is the expectation to have so many goals. But the pressure adds up and if we don't achieve the goals immediately we just set ourselves up for a fail. Here I have set out my lists of things to do in 2016, to take with you all year.

Top 2016 Health and Fitness Travel Trends

Paul Joseph | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2016, I'm continually on the lookout for the next big thing, from fitness DNA testing to healthy foodie holidays, here I predict the emerging health and fitness travel trends that will shape the wellness world for 2016.

You Can Listen To Wikipedia Being Updated In Real Time And It's Surprisingly Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Tech

According to Wikipedia's Wikipedia entry (that's a bit meta isn't it), there are over 5 million English language articles on the site, and over 37 mil...

Portuguese Retreats: Water and Wine at Six Senses, Douro Valley

The Spa Spy | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The resort has just 50 rooms and six garden villas in a former late-19th-century mansion surrounded by gardens and woodland, with commanding views. Ask for a river view room, or a terrace. The décor is an uber-stylish mix of country retreat meets streamlined modern, all in soft sage, slate grey and fawn.

Own A Fitbit? Your Fitness Tracker Is Getting Smarter Without You Having To Do A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Tech

Fitbit has released an over-the-air update for its Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge fitness trackers which will give it some seriously smart tracking f...

Trust Her, She's a Doctor...

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

My life has shown me that the biggest epiphanies come in the most unlikely of places. I just never expected a hospital treatment room to be one of them. And I definitely didn't expect the words of a Nuclear Medicine doctor to affect me so much that they touched me more deeply inside than anything I could have possibly imagined.

Half Empty, Half Full? Optimise Your Optimism

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

When you think of a situation as a 'problem', tension, worry, disappointment, frustration are most likely to arise. Now what happens if you were to think of the same situation as a 'challenge'? And what happens if you think of it as an 'opportunity'?

Is Collaboration in Mental Health the Key to Unlocking UK Economic Growth?

Patrick Watt | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Patrick Watt

The good news is that there is a huge amount of tools and insight available to help to create a new strategy or build on existing programmes and if businesses receive specialist support on 'how' to address mental health challenges then this could the next big step towards advancing the wellbeing agenda and unlocking UK economic growth.

Balancing the Buzz: Vinyasa With a Touch of Adventure

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

There are a variety of different yoga holidays and retreats to choose from; each tailored to the kind of experience you seek (e.g detox, wellbeing, relaxing) and what kind of adventure you want to have with it (e.g skiing, surfing, diving).

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...

Hitting a Bum Note

Lisa Regan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Through my own training I have seen massive changes in my body- this because I train with weights and have done so for more than four years now. The changes were subtle initially but as my nutrition and training stepped out, things began to change.

How Getting Out in Nature Increases Happiness

Frontier | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

With the first signs of Autumn already creeping in--browning leaves, birds flying south, pumpkin spiced everything--you might be forgiven for thinking that an afternoon in the great outdoors sounds less than appealing. But an ever-growing body of scientific research suggests that getting out into your local green space will give you more than just fresh air.

Find Your No - Why Having Boundaries Creates More Joy, Safety and the Ability to Say "Yes" and Mean It!

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

It's the same if we say yes to doing something because we feel we have to. The trick is to learn how to only say yes when you are ready to give with love and abundance than with duty or resentment.

The Great Oestrogen Imbalance

Laura Knowles | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Many women suffer with hormonal symptoms thanks to an imbalance in the primary female hormone 'Oestrogen'. Where the medical model will look to the Pill, HRT or painkillers to control oestrogen symptoms, the Naturopathic model looks to diet, lifestyle and supplements to balance the endocrine system.

Feel Our Gluten-Free Pain!

Sophie Tyrrell | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tyrrell

There are many frustrations, so I wanted to share a few diary moments so that you can sympathize with those of your friends who also stare longingly at the basket of freshly-baked bread during your next meal out.

Body Issues: Obsession, Anxiety and 'Wellness'

Eloise Hendy | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

Body obsession is contemporary Western culture's default state. When it comes to matters of the flesh it increasingly feels there is no space for neut...

Employee Wellbeing - the Catalyst for Success

Emily McLaren | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Emily McLaren

The term 'wellbeing' refers to a state of being comfortable, healthy or happy - something which employers all over the world are striving to achiev...

It's Hard to Speak My Heart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I got my other wishes. Today I dressed myself. Fed myself. Left my flat and walked. I never take those things for granted. They will remain a privilege, rather then a right, for the rest of my life. Not because I believe they will go away. But because they are part of a long list of things I am overwhelmingly thankful for every day.

Stop Chasing Well-Being and Start Practicing It

David Mochel | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Each morning we wake up with the opportunity to practice well-being. There is nothing to wait for, nothing to chase after. We can, in this moment, bring our attention to what matters most, and then we can take action on behalf of that. We can dive into the miracle of existence over and over.