General musings

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 animal. There are also many things that you will get offered and asked, and which a patriarchal society would have

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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 to splash out on a matcha latte, ginger kombucha, or some raw dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt. But as

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Seeing Round Corners

There have been several times in my life when I had no idea what I was getting into. Times when, had I known, I would have backed away – said no, never, not for me – and yet not possessing this foresight, I entered blindly… … and then, seeing what lay before me, thrashed and

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5 Unexpected Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

You’ve almost certainly heard of the benefits of the 5:2 intermittent fasting plan, where you eat freely for five days a week and restrict your calorie intake to five hundred or less for the remaining two days. Studies have widely shown the practice to reduce cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health, improve brain health, reverse type 2

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My Top Travel Tips for Asian Adventures

South-East Asia is my favourite region of the world. I’ve spent a lot of time here over the years, both touring with bands (challenging) and for leisure and yoga (best ever), and along the way I’ve picked up some tips and tricks that make the whole experience easier and more enjoyable. I’ve written other articles

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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. To close my meditation I inhale and spread my arms out wide, sweeping my hands up above my head into

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