The Right to Refuse

You are allowed to say no. I know, revolutionary right? There are lots of things in life that I almost always say yes to: adventures, cups of tea, spa treatments, the chance to stroke an

11 ways to up your healthiness habit without breaking the bank

When I was studying to become a Yoga Therapist, my college was located right across the street from a major trendy health-food chain. Everything in there was SO inviting, and it was a delicious treat

4 rituals to juice up your life

I wake before dawn. I get up, brush my teeth, light a candle and some incense, make a pot of tea and take a cushion outside, where I sit in the open air and meditate.

These Songs of Freedom – are you letting who you’ve been, hold you back from who you might become?

Our sense of self begins to arise in infancy, and develops until we have a solid experience of ourselves as individuals by the age of five. Over the years this identity gets fleshed out with

Professional Gypsy – confessions of a routine-phobe

I’ve never had a ‘proper’ job. For the first five years of my life as a sound engineer I was on the payroll with a live audio company, but the only desk I've ever been

Essential long-haul travel hacks from a life on the road

I’ve been touring internationally in my role as a professional sound engineer for around 20 years. I’m also an English ex-pat living in Australia, and I’ve to'd and fro’d since getting together with my Aussie

4 Ways to Beat Sedentary Habits and Live Longer

Sitting down is killing us. Numerous studies show that, whilst many of us need to increase our moderate to high-impact exercise, the really dangerous aspect of modern life lurks in every office, every home and

Do No Ham – the musings of a reluctant vegetarian

When I describe myself as a reluctant vegetarian, people often ask ‘why do it, if you’re reluctant?’ It’s a fair question - the only person stopping me from eating meat and fish is me, so

6 More Ways to Feel Better, Instantly

In my last post I shared some easy ways to give yourself an instant lift, be that out of a common or garden bad mood, or a more serious visit from depression. They all follow

In Celebration of Being A Bit Odd

As I write this, I’m sitting on the ground in our little garden. The temperature is below freezing, the sun has not yet risen, and I’m wearing pyjamas, a hooded dressing gown, and an assortment