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What we ate on MTLR

June 26, 2017
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With so much exercise we needed to eat a lot to keep our energy up. And eat we did and very well too. Breakfast was a feast of Lucy Rocks musleis (vegan, gluten free), Pip & Nut butters, fresh fruit, chia puddings, custard tarts (we were in Portugal – it would be ride not to), eggs and toast. Lunch was usually a picnic on the beach and this was a simple chicken salad. Fruit, crisps and biccies were also on tap. This wasn’t a retreat for turning the treats down! For me, dinner was when I got really excited. Rainbow arrays of exotic salads, spreads, herbs and veggies were presented with artistic flair, accompanied by bigger, heartier dishes like risotto, pasta, paella and big meat dishes.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health, Travel

F Zeen Retreat, Kefalonia

May 26, 2017
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This was a very  special trip. Early one May morning four fitness bloggers including myself gathered together at Gatwick Airport for the first time, unaware that it would be the start of a beautiful friendship between us all. Not to mention the start of four days in paradise. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out who these girls are and where you can follow them! They are a true inspiration.) A three and a half hour flight took us in Kefalonia, the largest island of the Ionian Sea and remarkably untarnished by tourists. Its land is lush and its many beaches exotic, uncrowded and completely breathtaking.… Continue reading...
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Hello Day Supplements: Spring Box review

May 11, 2017
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When the seasons change so too does our external environment. Sunlight exposure, temperature, wind, rain and natural life all fluctuate and this obviously has a big impact on how we feel and even how we look. We’re usually happier and more energetic when we have a decent amount of sun exposure and an environment that’s rich with life. But when our external environment is harsh, urban, polluted and our skin is exposed to all kinds of extreme weather and temperatures viruses like colds reign supreme, skin feels dry and delicate and our mood and energy often take a nose dive. To help manage the effects of the changing seasons, Hello Day has designed supplements specifically formulated by doctors and pharmacists to help you prepare and manage your body, mind and spirit throughout the year.… Continue reading...
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Stress Busting with Twice The Health

February 6, 2017
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Marking the second instalment in the stress series, here we have the delightful duo Emily and Hannah of Twice The Health sharing their favourite ways to destress, workout and have a good time! These two are always an absolute joy to be around so take note of their stress busting, feel good secrets. They clearly work! 1. What are your stress levels like usually (Rate 0-10 scale 10 being highest) E: 4 – I don’t get too stressed! I think it’s too exhausting so I just try to accept a situation and deal with it as best I can. H: 6 – I’d like to say lower but the nature of working for a startup sometimes has me losing my cool just a little.… Continue reading...
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Peace in the city with Jody Shield

February 3, 2017
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In her own words, Jody Shield is “an entrepreneur, author, inspirational speaker, meditation ambassador for Global brand Lululemon, and an intuitive therapist working with 1-on-1 and group clients all over the world.” Jody also works with Global brands, offering self-development workshops, talks and meditation. “I’m dedicated to helping you heal your modern woes and radically transform your life” she says sincerely wearing a snug beanie which spells ‘GRATEFUL’. I’ve just done a 45 minute meditation with her at Shoreditch House. Jody has partnered with the Soho House Group and does regular events and meditations across the houses, as well as other locations (see her website for upcoming events).… Continue reading...
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Introducing the STRESS BUSTING SERIES

January 23, 2017
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STRESS. How many times do you hear that word each day? Well, according to WHO (World Health Organisation) we’re hearing it more than ever before. In fact, WHO have declared stress as “the health epidemic of 21st century” costing American businesses an estimated 300 billion US$ per year. Whilst some research argues that a little bit of stress can motivate people and get their creative juices flowing negative stress, however, has proven to have a detrimental effect on many people’s health. Whether it results in physical burnout, mental fatigue, anxiety, emotional imbalance or spiritual emptiness- when we operate on zero, we are as good as useless to ourselves, family and in the workplace.… Continue reading...
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My Top Teetotal drinks for a Sparklingly Healthy Christmas

November 17, 2016
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Tis almost the season to be even jollier but that doesn’t mean all those festive good spirits have to be fuelled by booze.  It’s easy to forget that alcohol is in fact a poison and can have negative effects on your health. And whilst I love to enjoy a glass or two of bubbly from time to time, the older I get the more I notice that I’m mostly better off without it. Abstaining from drinking doesn’t have to make you as dull as dishwater however. In fact – quite the opposite. Alcohol is a depressant and if you overdo it chances are the next day will be a right off and you’ll be the bore complaining about your hangover.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health, Travel

Meditation and Yoga Retreat at Epic Sana Algarve

November 1, 2016
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After a summer of indulgence and WEEK-long celebration for my sister’s wedding in Siena I was ready for some down time. The Quarter Life Health Project (see previous posts) had been my saving grace and much needed peaceful interlude preluding summer’s final hedonistic finale which left me well and truly spent! Morning breaks. View from my room. I arrived at Epic Sana Algarve, located on Praia da Falésia beach just 35 minutes from Faro airport, on October 1st for a week of yoga, meditation, beach walks and general bliss. Oh and the opportunity to bask in October’s sunshine and 28 degree celsius heat suited me just PERFECTLY too!… Continue reading...
Health, Travel

The Quarter Life Health Project Retreat: The Food

September 20, 2016
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“Indulgent, delicious, wholesome and nutrient rich food is very much at the heart of our ethos at The Holistic Health Project.” Happily I found this statement to be true although perhaps “indulgent” is a slight stretch. The vegan gluten-free meals are all masterminded by THHP founder Stephanie and I found myself constantly quizzing her on the recipes, excited to recreate them myself at home. We ate each light and wholesome meal altogether and the buffet style format meant there was always more for anyone who wanted it. The emphasis is on nourishment not deprivation via mainly local, sustainable and organic produce.… Continue reading...
Health, Travel

Quarter Life Health Project Retreat (Before)

September 13, 2016
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When the invitation came to join The Holistic Health Project for its Quarter Life retreat in Spain I admit I had to think twice about accepting. Despite the alluring descriptions of Kundalini yoga, hiking, meditation and naturopathic (the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies) vegan cuisine that would be on offer in Benahavis, a mountain village between Marbella, Estepona and Ronda 7 km from the coast, there was something about the following phrase that didn’t sit well with me. “The Retreat for 20/30 something females going through a quarter life crisis” it rather uninvitingly dubbed itself.… Continue reading...