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People in Colombia painted the town of Sutamarchan red at the weekend by taking part in a giant tomato-throwing festival. The traditional “Tomatina” celebrates the end of harvest, and is marked by hundreds of locals and tourists pelting each other with tomatoes.
The musician announced her ongoing battle with an autonomic disorder on Instagram – and pulled out of the South African NYE show four days before it starts.
Photo provided with permission from Greenbelt Dave Randall has toured the world as a guitarist with the band Faithless as
When people think about meditation it often conjures up the idea of sitting alone in a quiet room for hours on end, lights down low, and so much silence you could hear a pin drop. Don't worry if this is you, because that's what so many people believe is the way to properly meditate.
The amusing snap sparked a fierce photo-editing battle.
Expressive writing - also known as therapeutic writing - is the process of letting your thoughts and feelings flood onto the page, without stopping to censor, judge or perfect. It's a free-flow process that allows the thoughts and feelings to pour out, like water from a tap.
This week, City Lit will be hosting its 3rd annual Mental Wealth Festival (12-14 September), exploring the human face of wellbeing. Over the three days of the festival, we are looking forward to hearing real life stories from various mental health ambassadors and experts, as well as personal reflections from those who have encountered mental health issues.
We say we can write our own rules in a relationship so why not in the rest of our life? I, for example, am somebody who needs quiet for the first hour in the morning. No noise from social media, no deep and meaningful chats in the kitchen with my housemate, no job lists but just one hour to come round and consider the day ahead.
Ten years ago this summer I enjoyed my first full-blown festival in Britain. Aged 25, I excitedly packed my tent, wellies, and - argh! - a pirate costume (there was a nautical theme) before tripping to the Isle of Wight, where Bestival was, and still is, held.
It's potentially a seasonal alternative to more well-known forms of exercise I reckon, and one I'd advocate as an avid festivalgoer myself. So get your glitter on, I say, and get moving. In fact, I'm tempted to petition parliament about subsidising festival tickets as a means of reducing obesity levels in the UK...