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Pouring tea into a handmade cup

Ten habits to simplify your life and make time for what matters

Do you ever have a feeling of overwhelm from doing too much, having demands, distractions and notifications? Simplifying your life is about letting go of things that drain you to have time for the things that make you more content. If...
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Lise Walsh decorating her tea cake with vanilla cream icing and cherry syrup on her Winterwares handmade cake stand

Conversations with Lise Walsh on finding your happy place

Lise Walsh is a self-taught cook and entrepreneur who creates the delicious, wholesome meals for my workshops. I love her fresh, seasonal, local approach to food. Lise describes cooking as her happy place. “It’s a mixture of so many...
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Upside down citrus, rosemary, olive oil and almond cake

Upside down citrus, rosemary, olive oil and almond cake

I’ve dabbled in eating more healthily on and off for a couple of years. This year I drew a line in the sand and decided, no more dabbling! If I want to live the best version of my life, I’m going to have to pay attention to...
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Making matcha at Ippodo tea house in Kyoto

Three things we can learn about living well from Japan

I’m by no means an expert, I’ve only had one trip to Japan, but it was enough to leave a lasting impression on me. Observing the culture, even briefly, gave me ideas on how to live with more consideration at home. There were three...
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Winter pea and mint soup, sprinkled with pepitas in a stoneware handmade bowl

Green pea, leek & mint soup with spicy pepitas

Last winter, I was sitting with a friend, chatting and drinking spicy chai by the fireplace. I was feeling content but also a bit flat and a little bit quiet and I couldn’t muster the same sparkly enthusiasm she had that day. I...
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Living Lagom – the Swedish mantra for moderation

Living Lagom – the Swedish mantra for moderation

In our modern Western world, we often experience an intense struggle between feeling like we don’t have enough and feeling overwhelmed by excess. We can swing between these two extremes, struggling to find balance. We desire bigger...
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4 simple ways to stop doing things that don’t matter

4 simple ways to stop doing things that don’t matter

To stop doing things that don’t matter seems like an obvious one, but in actual fact, it’s not. What you think you prioritise and what you actually prioritise are two different things. Most of us have common priorities on the list,...
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Forest Bathing – three ways to add it into your self-care ritual

Forest Bathing – three ways to add it into your self-care ritual

The term ‘forest bathing’ seems almost redundant, but with the hours that most people spend indoors, it’s become necessary to distinguish and carve out time to spend in nature. Forest bathing shouldn’t be mistaken as another therapy...
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Nectarines on a wooden board

Upside-down nectarine and hazelnut cake

Loved by everyone, it always brings a little something special to the table without being over the top or super sickly. It's deliciously moist and nutty, and the buckwheat flour adds a slightly earthy flavour, while the fruit adds the...
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Five simple ways to be in the present moment

Five simple ways to be in the present moment

How often have you raced through your day thinking: ‘I just need to tick off this huge to-do list and then finally when I do yoga tonight, I’ll have time to be mindful’? Mindfulness shouldn’t be reserved for the times that you’ve...
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The importance of recharging in nature with Wild Goose Camping

The importance of recharging in nature with Wild Goose Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to reconnect with nature and benefit from the perspective and feeling of wellbeing that spending time outdoors can bring. Chloe Sparkes and Clint Collins know this all too well, they’re the...
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Simple bowl food recipes: Roasted Veggie Salad with Jess Thomson

Simple bowl food recipes: Roasted Veggie Salad with Jess Thomson

We all have different approaches to mindfulness, and ideas about what mindful eating means. I’ve been chatting with some of my favourite people about how they practice slow living and mindful eating at home. Jessica is a busy Mum...
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