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How to embrace ageing
Posted on 26th April 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

How to embrace ageing

I started my working career in a business that must bear a large part of the responsibility for how we as a society, view ageing – the world of glossy magazines. Everything was exciting, beautiful and always new – the latest serum, the hottest lip shade, the best anti-ageing treatment. On practically every page, the message boiled down to its most basic essence was basically buy this/try this and improve your looks and lifestyle and an awful lot of it was about denying the ageing process and staying smooth-skinned and looking twenty-five - like the models we used for our photo shoots - forever. And while this world was very glamorous and seductive – I always knew in my heart-of-hearts, the beauty...
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My healthy travel hacks
Posted on 05th April 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

My healthy travel hacks

I feel healthy, have bags of energy and cope with most challenges life throws my way. Except, when I travel. Travelling wrecks me, both physically and emotionally, and leaves me completely out of balance. Air travel is draining and disastrous. Road travel, almost as bad. And don’t even mention boats – feel sea sick just looking at one. Trains are passable - probably, because I can get up and walk about.I’m not just talking about feeling jet-lagged after a long-distance flight to New York, even a quick hop over to Greece makes me feel and look terrible and a two hour car journey for a weekend away leaves me tight and tetchy. However, exciting the end destination or meaningful the reason for travelling...
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How I make time for workouts
Posted on 17th March 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

How I make time for workouts

Working out, in some form or another, is a part of my day just like eating dinner or having a shower. It’s a daily ritual and non-negotiable. It’s not about getting marathon-fit or losing weight, but about better body confidence and improved stress relief, about feeling strong and delaying the ageing process, about being more productive and more focused, about setting a great example for my kids. It has taught me to go beyond my comfort zone and to know that I can handle tough situations. It’s fair to say, exercise has taught me many amazing life lessons.Did you know when I was studying at uni for my English degree with dreams of one day working for a glossy magazine, I also trained to be an aerobics...
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How yoga helps me to be a better mum
Posted on 08th March 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

How yoga helps me to be a better mum

 As mothers, we spend so much time taking care of others that it can be easy to forget to take care of ourselves. When I became a mum, I found that I suddenly lacked the time for a lot of basic things … like taking showers and drinking a hot cup of tea... let alone the time to do anything that would nurture my wellbeing….like aromatherapy baths or yoga classes. I had this beautiful baby girl, but also a fledgling business to run and finding the time and energy for my pre-baby ashtanga practice was impossible. I undoubtedly wore rose-tinted glasses in anticipation of motherhood. Of course, I was aware of the impending sleepless nights and all the nappies and feeding that would be involved but I imagined I...
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Get Glowing for Spring
Posted on 01st March 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

Get Glowing for Spring

Blossom on the trees, blue skies overhead. Goodbye winter, hello Spring. I’m embracing these longer, if still chilly, days – enjoying rather than enduring running in the park, drinking more green tea less coffee and eating lighter, rawer and fresher. I’m reluctant to attach the word ‘detox’ to any of these revitalizing rituals. For me, it’s more of a lighten-up, freshen-up transition as we finally emerge from the dark days and stodgy food of winter it just seems the natural thing to do.  I’ve always been cynical about detoxing and the sweeping statements and exhausting regimes that tend to accompany it. I believe wellness is about achieving balance through nourishing and looking after ourselves...
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Home or Studio where I practice yoga
Posted on 23rd February 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

Home or Studio where I practice yoga

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I practice yoga all over the place. Not in crazy, high-risk locations like cliff-edges or sky-scraper roof tops, and definitely not in busy public spaces. Anywhere I happen to be, where I can find a peaceful spot for me and my mat - these include classes at the local studios I love and the places I hang out – my home, the park, my parents garden, the gym…At the moment, I’m doing more home practice than classes. My schedule’s too full to commit to one particular teacher and I find myself popping into studios here, there and anywhere I can in search of new inspiration and some always-welcome hands-on adjustment and alignment cues. Having experienced both...
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