The Cherry Orchard: Gratitude

23 February 2018 | 12 Comments

As my favourite Chekhov play opens at Bristol’s Old Vic theatre next month I am reminded of a memorable quote from the great Russian playwright: “Any fool can cope in a crisis. It’s this day to day living that wears you out.” I love Chekhov. He examines the human condition with a precision, tenderness and melancholic…

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Strength: Three Reasons

26 January 2018

Looking to build up your strength though yoga? Here’s how a few uncomplicated yoga poses can help you live a longer life, boosting your metabolism and preventing osteoporosis – among other benefits…

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Yoga for Strength

19 January 2018

Want to work on strengthening your body with yoga? Here’s how I incorporate strengthening poses into my gentle practice.

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Take Five

15 December 2017

In my last post I suggested that during this busy festive period you might find that taking just ten minutes out for some restorative yoga might help get you through the Christmas season with your sanity intact. But what if you don’t have ten minutes? Take five instead.

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The Caffeine Hit

5 January 2018

Think coffee is bad for you? Think again. Science has just given your morning fix of caffeine a thumbs up.

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Scientific Resolution

29 December 2017

Fed up with New Year’s resolutions that fall by the wayside before the end of January? Here are two scientific methods to help you keep them.

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Where’s the Sunshine?

27 October 2017

As clocks go back this weekend I thought I’d take a look at vitamin D, otherwise known as the “sunshine vitamin”. Why is it important and how much of it do we need?

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Sweet Potato Flatbread

8 February 2018

Want an alternative to shop-bought processed bread that doesn’t require much effort? Flatbreads are the way forward. Here’s a healthy, gluten-free version with sweet potato that goes brilliantly with last week’s soup.

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Another Super Soup

2 February 2018

This Sunday is World Cancer Day, marked to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. Here’s a recipe with amazing anti-cancer qualities for those fighting this devastating disease and also for those who wish to prevent it. That’s all of us, right?

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Healthy Chocolate Brownies

3 November 2017

A fabulous recipe for healthy, no added sugar chocolate brownies. Aubergines and dates add fibre, nutrition and guilt-free sweetness. And a pretty plate too!

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Wild Wolf’s Yoga

22 December 2017

In the beating heart of old Bristol and right next to St Nicholas’ Market is Wild Wolf’s Yoga, a beautiful space created by sisters Jess and Steph Wolff and dedicated to all things yoga. Aren’t we Bristolians the lucky ones?

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What’s the Secret?

8 December 2017

If ever more proof was needed of yoga’s anti-ageing powers was needed then look no further than Christine Borg’s video released to celebrate her half-century.

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Skip to It

17 November 2017

The Wannabe teen has recently got into boxing, something I find wrong and terrifying on many levels. However, it has introduced a new phenomenon into our household: skipping.

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Writer, blogger, mother, wife, wannabe yogi. Good intentions, zero willpower.

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