Everything you need is within you

Everything you need is within you

Yesterday I went to see Jack Kornfield in London, Jack trained as a Buddhist Monk in Thailand, India and Burma and now teaches Buddhist psychology and meditation all over the world. Yesterday he ended with this “Everything you need is within you.” So often...
Be you

Be you

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.” Thich Nhat Hanh   The saying goes “be yourself, everyone else is taken” by Oscar Wilde.  But why is it so hard sometimes to show up as we really...
You’re not alone

You’re not alone

When my Mum died I felt like I was the only person in the world who had lost her Mum and going through grief – even though I knew that wasn’t true, not only was my sister going through this but one of my friends had lost her Mum a few years before too.   But...
Strong women: Melanie Lawson

Strong women: Melanie Lawson

For this feature strong women and nutrition have collided! Earlier this year one of my nutrition friends posted about a brand called Bare Biology. I’m always on the hunt for good quality supplements (with supplements you really do pay for what you get) and as omega 3...
The things I want to say to my Mum now I am a Mum

The things I want to say to my Mum now I am a Mum

It’s that time of year, it’s Mother’s Day. And I always find the run up to Mother’s Day a bit tricky. My Mum died nearly 11 years ago now, at a time when I wasn’t sure if becoming a Mum would ever happen to me. And I’m so grateful it did. But it also changed my...
Anytime crumble

Anytime crumble

This has to be one of my favourite recipes.  What I like about this crumble is that it’s a nice healthy dessert, if you want some pudding after your dinner but you can eat it for breakfast too!  My kids are loving it for breakfast at the moment. Ingredients 150g...
Being ill when you’re a Mum

Being ill when you’re a Mum

I’ve finally succumbed to the winter cold. I’ve been really proud of my immune system this winter, keeping me well whilst everyone around was ill. But finally it got me! I try and give in to it when I’m not well but I find being ill and a Mum of two little ones hard....
Breakfast inspiration

Breakfast inspiration

Breakfast has to be my favourite meals of the day. I love starting the day well with a good breakfast. But I know it can take some thinking about, especially first thing in the morning when perhaps you’re getting the kids ready or trying to get out the door for work....
Raspberry and banana pancakes

Raspberry and banana pancakes

My kids love pancakes and I always use a recipe from Anna Jones’ cookbook a ‘A modern way to cook’ – with the addition of spinach, my kids love green pancakes! This weekend I didn’t have the ingredients I needed so I created these pancakes inspired by Anna’s...

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