The art of good health

(image © David Shrigley) Art helps us access and express parts of ourselves that are often unavailable to other forms of human interaction. It flies below the radar, delivering nourishment for our soul and returning with stories from the unconscious [...] Making and consuming art lifts our spirits and keeps us sane. Grayson Perry While [...]

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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 [...]

Has green become the new black?

Anyone who has glimpsed the book charts recently, picked up a lifestyle magazine, ventured into the healthy-living area of the blogosphere or encountered an Instagram account using the hashtag 'eatclean', will probably have noticed that 'wellness' is the movement of the moment. Whether it's channelled through yoga retreats, or regular trips to juice bars, detox [...]

Heads or tails? The flipside of health

While I write a lot about health and conditioning, as well as fuelling the body to optimise vitality, I rarely touch on the flipside of the health coin: the issue of illness. When trying to keep your body fit and healthy forms an integral part of your being, and when you like to be able [...]

Mind games

I watched this TED talk this morning and it really moved me and got me thinking. I don't want to paraphrase or summarise in this instance, I just urge you to watch. (Opens in a new window)