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Lucy worked as a health and beauty editor and columnist before launching Calmia in 2002, as a pioneering one-stop brand for wellness. As Founder and Creative Director of Calmia, Lucy is dedicated to helping women balance busy and demanding schedules with leading a healthy life by creating yoga and wellbeing products that are inspirational to wear and easy and effective to use.

My Philosophy

I truly believe that inner peace and outer radiance are available to all of us if we nurture our mind, body and spirit through wellbeing rituals such as yoga and meditation. By incorporating the wisdom of eastern traditions into our busy western lifestyles we can find greater balance and stress relief.

“inner peace and outer radiance are
available to all of us”

My Work/Life Balance

There is no perfect balance – but you must never give up striving to find a better one. My advice is – make time to nurture your mind, body and soul and not only you, but everybody, will benefit from your improved mood, better self confidence and greater patience. Do not feel guilty about booking a massage or going to yoga. Always except a friendly offer of help. No one can do it all. No one can expect you to function at your best if you are running on half empty most of the time. As a busy working mum of three, I know exactly how demanding it is to juggle a family and a business and then eek out some time for your own wellbeing (and sanity!) I would never cope with what I need to do on a daily basis if I didn’t exercise regularly and eat right.

“As a busy working mum of three, I
know exactly how demanding it is to
juggle a family and a business”

My Exercise Routine

I workout four to five times a week and walk everywhere. My passion is yoga and I practice daily (even if it is only morning sun salutations). I love running outdoors and training at the gym. I always switch things around and add in some plyometrics. I train with kettlebells and weights, I do HIIT workouts and I love Barre classes. For me, exercising is not about looking slim or toned (that just comes as a great side effect if you stick with it) it’s therapy. As well as making me stronger, it gives me clarity to make decisions and be creative.

“For me, exercising is not about
looking slim or toned… it’s therapy!”

My favourite ways to de-stress

A restorative yoga class, a long walk in the countryside, a deep tissue massage, an acupuncture session, candlelit meditation.

My Best Advice

Assess your wellness levels on a weekly rather than daily basis. Don’t worry too much if your breakfast choice wasn’t so healthy today or you missed your Sunday morning run because you were just too tired to drag yourself out of bed. Look at the big picture and congratulate yourself on the fantastic things you have done for yourself and others this week, rather than beat yourself up about the ones you haven’t.

Don’t compartmentalize being healthy into little pockets make it part of your daily routine. Walk everywhere you can, switch the gym for yoga, nurture yourself with nutrient-dense food, take the stairs two at time, use a yoga roller while you are watching tv, swap coffee for green tea, take an aromatherapy bath instead of a shower, check your posture through out the day – don’t slump at your desk, drink water, water, and then even more water, spritz with flower waters instead of fragrance, go to bed as early as you can. These are simple changes that any one can make that will make a true difference to the harmony of your mind, body and soul.

“congratulate yourself on the
fantastic things you have done for
yourself and others this week”

My Favourite Quotes

“Do your practice and all is coming.”
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.”
H.H. The Dalai Lama