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3 Calming Rituals to Bring Close to Your Day
Posted on 16th August 2018, by Lucy Wakefield

3 Calming Rituals to Bring Close to Your Day

Does your evening routine involve a quick cleanse of the face with a wipe to remove the day’s makeup, a snack because you were too tired to cook a proper meal and you’re now hungry, checking your Instagram feed one last time or shutting down your laptop as you reluctantly resist watching one last episode of your new Netflix obsession? Hmmm - how’s that working for you? We all know this kind of behaviour isn’t great for our sleep patterns but it’s hard to switch off and let go in our busy, modern world. Experts call this kind of behaviour “bad sleep hygiene” and we easily fall into these habits when we dismiss the importance of letting our body unwind ready for sleep. If you experience difficulties falling...
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3 Healthy Habits to Supercharge Your Mornings
Posted on 10th July 2018, by Lucy Wakefield

3 Healthy Habits to Supercharge Your Mornings

Happy, happy July. Summer is here – the weather is beautiful and the days are the longest they are going to be all year. If you’re not a morning person and struggle to get moving first thing – this blog is definitely for you. Now is absolutely the best time to move towards a more productive and positive approach to your mornings and finally kick that snooze-button habit. And if you already wake up happy as a lark, hopefully you’ll find some new inspiration.  This is actually the first part of a two-part blog which I have written based on my experiences of bookending my day with wellness rituals. So there is this morning blog and there is also an evening blog, which I will follow soon.  So what does...
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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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