Staying healthy during the festive season

tips for staying healthy during the festive seasons

It’s the 1st December which means the festive season is finally here! I love Christmas – the cheesy songs, sentimental films, tacky decorations, calorific drinks and fattening food – there is nothing about Christmas I don’t love. While I’ll indulge guilt-free throughout December, I’ll still try to lead a healthy lifestyle in the run up […]

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Coping with SAD

This morning I woke to the sound of heavy rain falling outside my window and it was still so dark that it felt like the middle of the night. It’s constantly cold, wet and seemingly dark all the time – winter is definitely on it’s way! If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m not a winter […]

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A weekend of rest and relaxation

weekend coffee

Last week was a stressful one and by Friday evening I was feeling absolutely exhausted. As I write this on Sunday afternoon, however, I’m feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to start another week. While the clocks going back last night and getting an extra hour of sleep might have helped, I was also lucky that […]

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Dealing with stress

dealing with stress

Juggling a demanding career, with marathon training and this blog, along with trying to squeeze in time with my friends and family, means that life can get really hectic at times. Often I’m on the go from when my alarm goes off at 5am and won’t stop until 10pm. While some see being busy as […]

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Blueberry and cinnamon muffins recipe

blueberry and cinnamon muffins

Earlier this week it was raining all afternoon and, as I was at home and had a little bit of free time, I decided to bake a batch of blueberry and cinnamon muffins. I’m not going to lie, these muffins aren’t the healthiest snack to eat, but they are really quick and easy to make. […]

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The impact of nature on our wellbeing

how nature impacts our wellbeing

October is almost here already! While this means that my social feeds are full of autumn leaves, pumpkins and cosy knitwear (I’m not complaining btw), it also means that there are only four weeks until the clocks go back – when the days start getting shorter very quickly and winter is not far away.  My […]

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Inspiring books to read this autumn

Autumn has only just began and already the nights are longer and colder, but the change in weather makes it the perfect opportunity to spend more time indoors, curled up with an inspiring book. Over the last few months I’ve been reading lots of books that have really inspired me and had an influence on […]

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