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Short cuts to Happiness – words of wisdom from your hairdresser

We go to the hair salon or barbershop in search of some kind of change. We ask for anything from a minor trim to a major cut, a barely perceptible highlight to a transformational new color. Many of us, however, secretly or openly desire to go beyond external change, beyond altering the way our head […]

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What I’ve learnt from a year without alcohol

This time last year I stopped drinking alcohol. There was no dramatic trigger and I didn’t have a booze problem. It’s just that several things happened around the same time which made me want to give it a go. I was working on a memoir called The Sober Diaries which is a funny, honest account […]

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Abby

Vegan Product Developer and Business Owner: A Day In The Life

Abby Bishop Clarke was inspired by her children, Vinnie and Brigitte, to start making baby and toddler clothes with beautiful organic cottons.  Her company (named after the children www.vinnieandbrigitte.co.uk) quickly grew and she now makes a wide range of items, from clothes to bags, eye patches and bunting.  Abby transitioned from vegetarian to vegan at […]

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Sophrology

Discover the Dynamic Relaxation Technique called Sophrology

The dynamic relaxation technique called Sophrology helps people manage stress and anxiety, overcome fear of failure and beat insomnia, thus enabling them to fulfil their true potential. By learning to relax and connect with your inner resources you will discover strength and power you never knew you had, and feel happier and more balanced for it. […]

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Kankyo Meditation

Express meditation with Kankyo Tannier, buddhist nun & author

Do you struggle to find peace and quiet? Do you yearn to disconnect, find an escape, slow down and just breathe? Are you overwhelmed by modern life? Rooted in the ancient Zen philosophies that ground her work, French Buddhist nun, Kankyo Tannier, will show you how to channel the power of SILENCE to get back […]

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Yoga Retreat

A Yoga Retreat For All Seasons

This Christmas I decided to do something different. The sort of different that, if you knew me, would inspire not only raised eyebrows, but concern for the state of my mental health. I decided to go on a yoga retreat in the south of Spain which is about as close to my comfort zone as […]

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Digme

Caoimhe Bamber, Digme Fitness Founder: A Day In The Life

Caoimhe Bamber is co-founder of Digme Fitness – named after a beach in Kona, Hawaii which is the start line for the famous Ironman World Championship. Geoff, Digme’s CEO and Caoimhe’s husband, has twice completed this incredible event, so to them, Digme is hugely significant. Their aim with Digme Fitness is to help people set their […]

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Kankyo

A Buddhist Nun : A Day In The Life

Kankyo Tannier is a Buddhist nun of the Zen tradition and is being called ‘the new voice of Buddhism’. She lived in a monastery in Alsace for over fifteen years before settling in the middle of a nearby forest, surrounded by trees and animals. She teaches meditation workshops and writes a blog on everyday spirituality […]

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Rhiannon

Rhiannon Lambert: A Day In The Life

Rhiannon Lambert is a nutritionist specialising in weight management, eating disorders and sports nutrition. She is the founder of Rhitrition, a leading Harley Street private clinic. Rhiannon says: On a typical busy day, I wake up at 7am with a glass of water to rehydrate and a matcha green tea to kick-start my morning. After […]

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Do The Splits: Week Two

Learn how to do the splits with Eiko! Complete last week’s 3 daily stretches BEFORE moving on to Week Two. Week Two BASIC STRETCH: Towel Stretch (see week one) BASIC STRETCH: Sumo Stretch (see week one) WEEK 2 STRETCH: Wall Stretch 1. Lie on your back with your backside against the wall. Extend your legs […]

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