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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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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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Conversations about mindful travel with Louise Coghill

Conversations about mindful travel with Louise Coghill

Louise in her Fremantle Studio, where she’s based between overseas adventures. Louise Coghill is a storyteller, photographer, an adventurer and a caffeine addict. She’s hiked to Everest Base Camp, walked along the Great...
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Gift wrapping with fabric – using the Japanese Furoshiki technique

Gift wrapping with fabric – using the Japanese Furoshiki technique

There is so much joy in gift giving. When I have the time to really think about what a friend will love, I so enjoy choosing them a thoughtful gift and lovingly wrapping it. Giving a beautifully wrapped present to someone...
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