4 ways of identifying people to surround yourself with

TRIBE. A term that's come into fashion over the last couple of years in the world of spiritual and self-development, particularly among women. My understanding of the term 'tribe' as all those people around you who 'have your back'. Bigger than a family but perhaps smaller than an entire community. In fact your 'tribe' can include both members of your family and members from a variety of different communities. The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people We've all...

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How I weaned myself off sugar (in coffee)

This is going to sound crazy to many of you, but as a teenager whenever I had drank (black) tea it would have to be accompanied by six teaspoons of sugar. Yes, six! So it was a good thing I didn’t drink it often and stuck to herbal teas (with nothing added) whenever it was available. Coffee was something I developed a taste for nearly almost two years ago (must be getting old!). The fancy stuff. Not the instant. I say...

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Happy New Year!

Saturated. Is the word I'd use to describe the Internet in relation to 'what a shitty 2016 it's been' and how 2017 is going to be so much better. I was almost tempted to shut down my social media for a few days as the constant bombardment was making me feel, quite frankly, stressed out. All this pressure to set goals and make this year better than the one before it. Then there is the entire Health & Fitness/Wellness industry jumping on...

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The only Fitness class I ever stuck to

What was this you ask? The 'Group Training' section of my site may give you a clue. I've been doing Orangetheory® workouts since Boxing Day 2013 where I was only 1 of 3 people who showed up to get a head start on burning off the Christmas excess. The Islington studio was local to me and I would walk past every day curious about what this venue had been turned into now! I finally went in a few days before Christmas and booked...

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CrossFit: In Summary

For those who follow me on Instagram or other social media, you’ll know that CrossFit has become a part of my regular training regime as of late last year. It has been likened to a ‘cult’ by some but I love it, and here’s why for those of you who may be are curious and/or have asked me: The training is very functional in nature and as the name suggests, crosses many disciplines. Workouts use a mix of bodyweight, gymnastics-style...

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Juice Cleanses: What’s all the fuss about?

Food is the highlight of my day. Solid food. Personally, I don't even consider soup or salad a meal on its own. And I've been lucky in the sense that, apart from one crazy occasion in Guatemala back in 2005 when we ran out of cash, I've never had to starve. Fasting has only ever occurred when I've been sick and  physically unable to keep food down. So why on earth would I want to do this?! The researcher in me...

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