Is seeking wellness making us ill?

First published on Alt Magazine At the Battle of Ideas 2015, run by the Institute of Ideas, I went to a talk entitled ‘Mindfulness: empty minds for an empty society?’ I was expecting to hear the usual criticisms as to how mindfulness is just a way of justifying not thinking, an over marketed money making scam,Continue reading “Is seeking wellness making us ill?”

Grandma vs Food Rules

Sometimes I tie myself up in knots thinking about the different food rules out there. A basic need has become pretty confusing. With magazines, bloggers, public policy and organisations all espousing to us what we should and should not be eating it can be difficult to follow the body and eat a diet that worksContinue reading “Grandma vs Food Rules”

Mind Body Spirit Festival London

Mind, body, spirit. The triad of the self and life. All three are worth celebrating, and that is exactly what the Mind Body Spirit Festival aims to do. The four day event of complete wellbeing, including self-development, self-empowerment, yoga, natural healing, meditation and music takes place this bank holiday weekend at Olympia London. The festival will feature some of theContinue reading “Mind Body Spirit Festival London”

Kickstarter – Recipes for Recovery

Recipes for Recovery I’m producing a small recipe book to raise money for BEAT, the UK’s leading charity for support for recovery from eating disorders. Conversations and experiences with therapists, professionals and those suffering and recovering from the illnesses, have taught me that learning to love and connect with food again is a huge stepContinue reading “Kickstarter – Recipes for Recovery”

OpticBac – Keep on moving

There’s nothing worse than a dodgy tummy whilst on the trip of a lifetime, and whilst it’s not something we’re keen to discuss when it happens to us, we’re more than happy to laugh at other’s misfortune. But it’s not just that that is a problem. Sluggish digestion makes you feel tired, causes your skinContinue reading “OpticBac – Keep on moving”