Author: Caitriona Horne

A Monk’s Guide to Happiness

In June 2009 I emerged from a meditation retreat that had lasted four years. It was an intensive programme alongside 20 other monks, in a remote old farmhouse on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. We were completely cut off from the outside world, with no phones, Internet or newspapers. Food was brought in by […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Quinoa & Black Bean Burgers

We made these burgers for an Action Against Hunger burger-themed supper club and they were such a hit that we knew we needed to share them with you. They’re so easy to make and the mix of quinoa, black beans, mushrooms and chilli is delicious. MAKES 6 LARGE BURGERS 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train

Dear reader, This book is particularly personal to me as it has saved my sanity and finally got my toddler, husband and myself sleeping soundly through the night without disturbance (most of the time at least!). When this manuscript landed in my inbox I was intrigued to act as guinea pig. Broken from almost hourly […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake, it’s rich and comforting and in this recipe the burst of juicy raisins and the coconut sugar bring out the natural sweetness of the carrots. We use an icing made from cashew nuts, as we think they’re a great match for the flavours in the cake. INGREDIENTS For the cake 400g […]

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Nutcessity

Nutcessity Brand Founder: A Day in the Life

A tree-nut lover with a peanut allergy, Mike Duckworth started Nutcessity in Bristol in 2016 to make disruptive, natural nut butters. Mike says: Generally I’ll get up at 6 and put the kettle on, or check social media and e-mails (I’m trying to get better at taking it slower and planning the day). If I’m […]

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Wild

Walk With Your Wolf

As a society, we’re suffering from a full-blown epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. You know this, because you’re one of the people affected, or because you know someone who is. You feel you’ve neither the space nor the time to relax, unwind and simply ‘be’. Your phone bleeps constantly. There seems no end to […]

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Muffins

Deliciously Ella’s Apple and Banana Spelt Muffins

Although spelt flour is best for this recipe, it also works with plain gluten-free flour. We tried other flours, including brown rice, buckwheat and coconut, but found they didn’t create the right fluffiness. Also, note that the dough does look quite thick, so don’t  be surprised by that – it all comes together perfectly when […]

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Nature

Mindfulness & Meditation: What’s The Difference?

In any one day there are moments where there is nothing going on but we link up thought to thought, without any space, and overlook the spaciousness it’s all happening in. —Gangaji Mindfulness and meditation are often used to mean the same thing, which can be confusing, while not many of us are clear on […]

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Walk With Your Wolf: Unlock your intuition, confidence & power

Nature is our greatest healer. It’s time to start walking and reclaim the wildness in all of us. When did you last take a walk? Not a stroll to the shops, or to the pub, but a walk that got you energised, stimulated your senses, allowing you to de-stress? If the answer is that you’d love […]

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The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation

‘Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life.’ Andy Puddicombe, founder, HEADSPACE This book is essential reading for anyone – both newcomers to […]

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