On love, and loss, and London

This week I finally told my husband about the affair I’ve been having. It’s been going on for about ten years now; it started before we met and while I had thought it may lose its fiery passion over the years, the feelings have become deeper, more profound and harder to shake. I’ve been waking [...]

Why ‘me time’ matters

Try to do one thing each day that nourishes you. This was the takeaway message from a yoga event I attended this week at the Shard in London. The event, sponsored by California Walnuts, saw me and my good friend Sophie getting up at 5:30am to join a group of yogis for a 7am yoga [...]

10 reasons I love London

This week I've been taking the time to really appreciate the city I live in: this post is an ode to London.

5 Little changes that could just make your life that little bit better

I often find myself naively drawn in by articles promising the secret of an infinitely better life: 5 steps to total mindfulness, 3 intense fat burning workouts, 10 steps to the perfect relationship, that sort of thing. Unsurprisingly, what I regularly find is that these articles just offer a series of commonsensical points, which often [...]

It’s like riding a bike

I had warned R that I couldn't remember the last time I'd ridden a bike. Ok that's not strictly true, there was the tandem we took out on my birthday the year before last, (which I crashed), and I vaguely recall cycling in Centre Parcs as an adult, although whether that trip was five or [...]

 War and Peace 

I started writing this post on Tuesday on my way back from work and it began something like this: 'Now I'm back to work and the weather has taken a turn for the chillier, following an unseasonably warm Christmas, it now really feels like January and that the New Year is truly here. And 2016 [...]

A run in the park: Learning to run cross country

This Saturday marked the first race in the cross country season. When the fixtures were initially announced R had coaxed me into signing up with the promise that it would be 'fun', when Saturday came around however, I was a little sceptical about how much fun it would actually be.

Runaway success: why not escape real life this weekend? 

When weekdays and weekends seem to get lost in a sea of work, weddings, exercise and life admin, it's all too easy to forget to set aside some time to relax and enjoy yourself with close friends, indulging in each other's company and allowing yourself to unwind. Last weekend, I took a step off the [...]

Waking up forgotten muscles

With exercise, as with all routines, it's easy to get into a rut. You find yourself going through the motions but not really pushing yourself; lacing up your trainers or rolling out your yoga mat, but not fully engaging in the activity you are doing. When this happens, it's easy to plateau, or worse, to [...]

Wellbeing at work

So it may (or may not) have been on your radar, but last Friday was 'wellbeing at work day'. Most of us spend more time at work than at any other place. For this reason, it's so important that we not only feel satisfied and fulfilled by the jobs we do, but that we can [...]