Ever considered a yoga retreat at home?

This weekend I will be doing a yoga retreat at home, join me?   This time two years ago I was in the south of France attending a four day yoga retreat.  Not that I had ever done yoga before but the timing was right and I found myself flying on my own for the first time in decades to spend almost a week with total strangers, all in the

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The one about alcohol

This is the one about my thoughts on alcohol.  I thought it might be timely with many people celebrating going booze free for October. First of all I am going to nail my colours to the mast and say that I don’t really buy into the school of thought that thinks giving up booze and shouting about it for a month is a good idea.  Though to be fair it

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You’re fat because you eat too much

“You’re fat because you eat too much” is a direct quote from an article Michael Buerk has published this week.    He went on to say that essentially we should give fat people the facts and then let them die, thereby saving the NHS money.   The NHS is buckling under the weight of obese people and that they are reason it’s in the current dire financial state    

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Want some advice? Just do you

Want some advice? Just do you If I had to write a top five of phrases to live by “just do you” would certainly be up there.  And if I was ever to impart some unsolicited advice “just do you” would be it.   I was reminded of this on Twitter yesterday when a chap I have never met but have chatted to online for years sent me this Tweet:

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Turning off the outside world

I have been increasingly thinking about turning off the outside world because my phone buzzed at 07.18 this morning.  Not for the first time, and as before, not my alarm, I had turned that off at 5am when I had finally given up on sleep because my mind was whirring, but by a text.   A text that had been sent with a query that needed to be dealt with fairly urgently.   

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How to start living for you

How to start living for you   Collaboration When you’re a mum, it’s easy to find yourself wrapped up in mum life. And while that’s absolutely perfect, and you’re likely to find that you’re an amazing mother because of it, you could also lose a bit of yourself in the process. Because you are a you, as well as a mum. And it’s important to make sure that you’re making

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How to live your best life

How to live your best life This post contains products sent for review   Want to know how to live your best life? Just make a decision that you are going to do it.  That you will do the things you previously never would have done, even if you only do them once, though the chances are that having done it once you will want to do it again. Last

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Taking time out to watch the birds

Taking time out to watch the birds I need to explain my un-authorised absences over the past few weeks first of all.   For the past month I have been suffering from “cluster headaches”.   A right royal pain in the arse head which are a bit like an ice cream brain freeze, eight or ten times a day and last about half an hour, well for me they are.  

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