Lifestyle, Mind

5 Tips for Happiness

Tomorrow, 'Blue Monday', is said to be the most depressing day of the year; the concept was publicised in 2005 by a holiday company (thanks guys) which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation; they added up the effects of the cold weather and dark evenings, post Christmas debt and lack of motivation… Continue reading 5 Tips for Happiness

Mind

Mental Health Awareness Week: My Top Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety

โ€œThe sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own lightโ€ ~ S. Ajna ๐ŸŒป Every week should be mental health awareness week. We all have our demons. We all fear. Weโ€™re all vulnerable. I guess itโ€™s what makes us sentient beings, what… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: My Top Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Mind, yoga

Balance: An Update of My Yoga Journey

Iโ€™ve always believed life to be a bit of a balancing act: having a good work/rest ratio, socialising/spending time alone, eating well/not becoming obsessive, training hard/allowing time for recovery... When I have a good balance of all these things, my mind is clearer, I generally feel more relaxed and, as a result, Iโ€™m more productive… Continue reading Balance: An Update of My Yoga Journey

Mind, thoughts

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Blimey, is it really 2018? Time again for new beginnings... I constantly have ideas and goals I want to achieve, so, for me, new beginnings certainly aren't exclusive to this time of year. I believe you can change things or start over at any point - midway through a year, a week or even a… Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR

Food

Spiced Chai Latte Recipe

When I was about 14 my friends and I would go to Caffe Nero every Friday after school and buy giants mugs of hot, sweet chai lattes. Now days, although I still love the flavour, I find the ones from coffee chains far too sickly. I created this super simple recipe from all natural ingredients,… Continue reading Spiced Chai Latte Recipe

Food

Refined Sugar-Free Mince Pies

"Mince pie and a cuppa?"...the question is music to my ears in this festive season, especially after a long walk in the cold, or a 'hard' day of Christmas shopping! There's nothing more comforting. Although shop-bought mince pies do vary depending on the brand, they generally all have one thing in common; serious quantities of… Continue reading Refined Sugar-Free Mince Pies