Goal Planner

DOWNLOAD THE GOAL PLANNER Use our planner to outline your goals and the specific steps you will take to achieve them. Just download and print! Tip: If you are struggling to reach a goal, try reworking the action plan!  

Organising your Space (Part 1): Clearing Out

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci I have always considered myself to be an organised person. However, over the past few years, I became incredibly aware of the amount of stuff I was accumulating. One honest look at my environment and I knew that my life was becoming far too overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. Many of these things I acquired by my own free will (I’m looking at you online sales). Nonetheless, it made me question – Do…

Fitness trackers: worth the splurge?

You may have noticed that, more and more, people are swapping their traditional watches for high-tech wristbands and smartwatches.  As technology progresses, wearable devices are no longer just for elite athletes. They are becoming a big part of our everyday lives. Whether you are about to start your fitness journey or are already sticking to those New Year’s resolutions, you may be wondering if a fitness tracker is a worthwhile investment in your wellbeing. The wearable technology industry is rapidly…

The Detox Dilemma

From juicing to teatoxing to the master cleanse, there seems to be something about the concept of detoxing which appeals to the masses. For some, it may be a quick way to lose a few pounds or atone for a less than perfect lifestyle. For others, it may seem like a proactive approach to keeping well and lowering disease risk. But is there any evidence behind this popular trend? Can we really “wipe the slate clean” when it comes to…

Bikini Body Guide: Another Fitness FAD or Worth a Try?

Photo courtesy of Kayla Itsines - kaylaitsines.com It may not feel like it, but Spring has officially started (at least as far as meteorologists are concerned)! Although we may still be hiding a multitude of sins under our baggy jumpers, many of us will soon be searching for the new perfect diet and exercise regimen to get those perfect “crop-top worthy” abs and “skinny jeans worthy” legs. Not to mention that the summer holidays are now just few months away! Soon, we’ll all start…

My Current Top 5 Moisturisers

So, I’m a little obsessed with skincare. Have I mentioned this? Although, I’m undoubtedly a bit (a lot) more gung-ho about moisturising than your average person, I think we all like knowing that we're doing what we can to look after our skin. Below, I have outlined my current top 5 favourite moisturisers – each of which serves a slightly different role in my skincare routine. Old Faithful - Olay Complete Care Day Fluid Moisturiser SPF 15 (£5.99 | $8.99) I have been using Olay Complete Care…

Thoughts on Adult Bullying

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.  - W. C. Fields When I first heard this quote by W.C. Fields, it really resonated with me. Over the course of my adult life, I have been no stranger to bullying. Sadly, I think this is an issue many of us have to deal with, not only at work, but also within family, social or romantic relationships. Personally, I think bullying is a topic that people have a hard…

Top 5 Micellar Waters

Photo property of Garnier USA - garnierusa.com Micellar waters are the best thing that has happened to my skincare regime, ever. These clever, posh, French waters have saved hours of my time. That’s the kind of beauty product I like. Forget the mantra of cleanse and tone, throw away your eye make-up remover, and don't bother washing endless flannels - just grab your cotton wool. It seems every beauty brand has their own version, the choice is endless. To save…

The Kindred Guide to Better Sleep

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. -Ralph Waldo Emerson How is it that you can feel tired all day long, but somehow, once you hit the pillow at night, it becomes nearly impossible to nod off? Other days, sleep may come easily, but then you may wake, in the middle of the night, unable to find your way back to restful slumber. Chronic stress, lack of work-life balance and increased…

The Kindred Guide to Mindful Eating

Can mindfulness help us control food cravings and lose weight? 2015 seemed to be the year we were all encouraged to be more mindful. Our eating habits did not escape this new way of thinking. What is it? Mindful eating involves increased awareness of what we are eating. It aims to turn us off autopilot and allows us to make informed decisions about what, where and why we eat. It isn’t about limiting what we eat, or telling us what is…