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Drinking a latté from a handmade cup and reading a book

Conversations: How can we slow down in a fast paced world?

Do you feel like slowing down is a luxury that you just don’t have time for? I did. A few years ago I had all the signs that I needed to slow down, I kept telling myself it’s normal to feel run down. Life is busy –...
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Rosemary cookies on a handmade ceramic platter

Twelve days of Simple Pleasures – an antidote to festive season stress

We slow down enough, we notice the delight in ordinary days. As an antidote to the stress of the silly season I’ve created these mindfulness prompts for you, the 12 days of Simple Pleasures....
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A broken jug, a sake bar and a life lesson

A broken jug, a sake bar and a life lesson

As I stood in the rain, staring down at the broken porcelain jug shattered in pieces on the pavement, I thought, I know there’s a lesson is this, but right now I’m not in the mood to learn it. 
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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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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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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 ways to stop doing things that don’t matter

4 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.
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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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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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Winterwares Christmas Table

A simple and beautiful Christmas table

The key to creating a Christmas table that you’ll love to share with your friends and family is to use things that are meaningful to you. To me the magic of Christmas lies in the holiday rituals I’ve created with my children. It’s so...
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