Wellness

Bad Parenting - It's Not What It Looks Like

Dr Amanda Gummer | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Amanda Gummer

"Last night (or this morning, earlier, yesterday) I wasn't the parent I wanted to be because ... " Sounds familiar? Well it does happen - when we're ...

A Body And Mind Cleanse At The Original FX Mayr, Austria

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Elite wellness fans have been flocking to The Original FX Mayr Health Centre on the banks of Lake Worthessee for over 40 years. The typical F.X Mayr client is usually at the top of their game in life and serious about their health.

Random Acts Of Kindness Day: 14 Small Gestures That Will Make Someone's Day

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays it’s so easy to get caught up in our own problems or glued to the news clutching our hair and shielding our eyes, that this year’s Random...

'The Fat Gap': Do We Have A Warped View Of Food?

Rachel Thompson | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

Clean eating has once again hit the headlines. Last year's "wellness" trend has received a lot of backlash, with doctors, health writers and chefs claiming that the social media sensation has turned toxic and causing a new type of eating disorder, 'Orthorexia'.

Why Are You Saying Yes To A Drink?

Laurie McAllister | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

A Sunday morning in December. I'm hungover. Hungover because I said "yes" to wine four times over last night. Not crazy hungover. Not I had a terrible night and want to run away and hide forever hungover. But

Self-Love On Valentine's Day

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

If all we do is drain our flames with the concerns of everyone else, then all that is left are some ashy embers and jagged coals. Anger and resentment enjoy these conditions, and we can't love others with such feelings. We just want to run, escape, blame and punish, often passive-aggressively, because we begrudge everything.

Lost Time

Rachel Lamb | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

The important point to remember is you choose your own path. Along that path you choose your own way, and everyone will have something different and unique to them, we won't reach where we want to be all at the same time.

How To Create Your Own Yoga Retreat At Home

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If the price tag attached to your average yoga retreat is enough to send your blood pressure soaring, we have good news. You can rejuvenate your body ...

Why Self-Care Is More Important Than Ever For Activists And Campaigners

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

News of Donald Trump’s blanket ban on refugees and travellers from Muslim countries left many in a state of despair and disbelief. Cerian Jenkins, a...

Why Having Just Enough Is More Than OK

Becky Stafferton | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

That cosy, woollen knitwear you cocooned yourself in over Christmas... that's Hygge. But don't worry you can still have that with lagom, you're just going to have to knit it yourself. Oh and ideally it should be from the wool of your own grass fed sheep, which you've lovingly sheared and then spun on the spinning wheel you found on Freecycle.

Boost Your Child's Back-To-School Immunity

Polly Humphris | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Polly Humphris

Little ones flying the nest for the first time; big ones heading off to secondary school with barely more than a glance back at the gates; the new school year is well underway, which means coughs and colds will no doubt be rearing their ugly heads soon too.

Take Me To The Woods: The Rise In People Needing Nature

Hayley Gillard | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Gillard

Looking at screens for a long period of time is a complex way of thinking and over time we become extremely tired. McGeeney goes on to explain that our attention can be refreshed and revitalised in nature as we effortlessly and involuntarily notice other lighter things like bird song or the wind.

Looking Up When Your Body Is Down

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

Even when we do all the right things, like sleep eight hours a day, eat well and exercise regularly, sometimes we just get sick. We can't help it. When and how we get ill is not necessarily in our control, but how we deal with it is.

Six Harmful Thinking Habits And How To Free Yourself From Them

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

We all have problems. However, many of those problems are actually caused by our own mind instead of what's going on in reality. It lies in the habit of our thinking. Especially for people with anxiety, the impact of bad thoughts can be very significant and might even become physical.

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...