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How I Wellness Hack My Working Day
Posted on 14th June 2018, by Lucy Wakefield

How I Wellness Hack My Working Day

Do what you love and you’ll never work in a day in your life, or so the saying goes. But however much we love our jobs, whether we work for a big company with lots of health perks, a fledging business with the best of intentions or ourselves freelancing from home, few of us would consider our workplace an environment where our wellness thrives. In fact, on the contrary for many of us our work place is one of the least healthy places we spend time in despite the plants we might have purchased or the post-it note “drink more water” reminders we stick to our laptops. We can all too easily get stressed, overwhelmed, deskbound and dehydrated. We live in an amazing time when technology allows us to work and...
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How I Quit Coffee
Posted on 16th May 2018, by Lucy Wakefield

How I Quit Coffee

I don’t know how I slipped into being such a coffee drinker – most probably it became a crutch to deal with the sleep deprivation that comes with having three kids and a full time job and all the sleepless nights and busy days that this entails. Combined with the fact that great coffee is so easily available in my neighbourhood and that I actually really like the taste of coffee and the rituals that go along with making and drinking it, I easily became a coffee fan and it was part of my daily routine.  Until, a couple of months ago I was drinking two cups in the morning before lunch seven days a week, no biggie you’re probably thinking, but it was a habit I wasn’t proud of. In the past, I’ve never been...
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How to love the skin you’re in
Posted on 19th April 2018, by Calmia

How to love the skin you’re in

This is a blog that I’ve been planning on writing for some time now. Encouraged by positive responses to earlier posts I’ve written about embracing ageing and holistic skincare, I guess self-love is something you’re interested in. But unusually for me, I’ve been putting off writing my blog, a task that is always a favourite on my to-do list. Why?  Well, if I’m honest it’s a difficult subject for me to tackle because, actually, I don’t always like the skin I’m in and that’s a hard thing to admit when you’ve spent your whole career advising women how to love themselves from the inside out.   Despite the holistic yoga lifestyle I try to lead, I guess I’m pretty much like everyone else when it comes to...
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Revitalise your yoga practice
Posted on 28th February 2018, by Calmia

Revitalise your yoga practice

Keeping my yoga practice moving forward is not always easy. Firstly, my life (yours, too, I’m guessing) is busy so yoga gets squeezed in before school runs, slotted in to spur-of-the-moment drop-ins or sandwiched between story-time and sorting the laundry rather than having the quiet hour or more a day it truly deserves. Secondly, as I often practice at home, I fall into my yogic comfort zone – devoting ample time to the poses I love, rushing through those I am not so confident with. Then, there’s old injuries to take into account and irrational fears that make me wary of trying certain advanced poses. We all have our favourite styles of yoga, beloved poses and preferred times to practice and which is...
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7 Wellness Hacks I Live By
Posted on 01st February 2018, by Lucy Wakefield

7 Wellness Hacks I Live By

Did anyone else find January super long this year? Despite my initial enthusiasm and realistic New Year intentions, it was tough to be upbeat, active and plant-based through five of the Mondayiest Mondays ever. Now, finally it’s short, sweet little February. We’ve been blessed with the energy of the Super Blue Blood Moon and the days are getting just a touch longer. With a sigh of relief, I am settling back into the wellness ways that work for me. Many of you ask me what these ‘wellness ways’ are and how I fit them into my busy day – well, the short answer is that it’s all down to the healthy hacks I rely on to make me feel good from the inside out. The long answer is that I’ve actually spent years honing...
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Changing the way we think about wellness
Posted on 04th January 2018, by Lucy Wakefield

Changing the way we think about wellness

It may only be a few days into the New Year but already some of you may be struggling with the discipline necessary to stick with your strict, ‘new year new you’ plans. We impose such high expectations on ourselves. Go to the gym everyday before work (Seriously? Everyday? That involves getting up at 6am in the dark and having your bag packed with work-suitable clothes, make-up, breakfast-prepped etc?), Give up coffee. (Really? Right now, on in a chilly January morning after a dreadful commute?). Going vegan. (Highly commendable but probably best in stages as you have to learn to shop and cook in an entirely new way). And that’s why I’ve never been a big fan of making resolutions  - basically, we’re...
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