An introduction to Quinoa

If quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) hasn’t hit your consciousness yet, or if you haven’t quite got around to giving it a try, here’s a little introduction to the seed, recognised by the United Nations as a Super Crop and considered as pretty much the perfect ingredient. Quinoa is packed with dietary goodness. It’s quick to prepare, gluten-free, easy to digest and…

How to get off auto-pilot and start living …

Whilst many of us have good intentions when it comes to pursuing our passions, the reality is that transitions to healthier ways of living, changing careers, finding a better relationship, etc.; are challenging. But, remember this is your life! Getting off auto-pilot and fully experiencing the world around us, helps us to stay focused when confronted with the challenges of…

Tips for storing fruit and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables have different ripening processes, during which natural ethylene gas is emitted from some produce which can spread to other fruits and vegetables. Therefore, it’s important to store foods correctly to reduce spoiling and flavour transfer. Below is a list of 20 popular fruit and vegetables, with along advice on the optimal way to store them. Apples Apples…

A NEAT Exercise for people who don’t …

If the thought of exercise sends you running to the comfort of the pantry, or into the arms of your favourite box set, I have something for you, that you may just like. I hear you First of all, I hear you. In general, I hate exercise. I’d rather be anywhere other than a gym or spin class. And, when…

Tame your mad monkey with morning pages

I first came across the concept of morning pages over 15 years ago. An artist friend suggested I read Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. She had been following one of the exercises in the book, morning pages, and raved about how it was helping her to be more creative. Never one to ignore a rave review for self-improvement, I bought Julia’s…

My review of Juicy Oasis

Juicy Oasis, the juicing retreat in Portugal, is the brainchild of Jason Vale, aka the Juice Master. If you’re interested in juicing and haven’t discovered Jason yet, I encourage you to look him up. I first came across him when a friend suggested I watch a Ted Talk he did in Dubai (link at the end of this blog). Since…

Mental Snapp: A new way to manage your …

Today, I am excited to share details about a new app, Mental Snapp, which officially launched, after a period of testing. The app is designed to give people a new way to manage their mental health. It’s founders, Hannah Chamberlain and Tex Dunstan, are good friends of mine, and I’ve been privileged to witness its development over the past couple…