Instagram’s Impact on Mental Health

Instagram is one of the biggest movers and shakers in fashion communication and promotion, but the promotion of perfect lifestyle is negatively impacting Instagram users. I was prompted to read the Guardian article discussion with the headline, ‘Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?’ It really got me…

Ayurveda

My mum and I attended Sweaty Betty Live 2018 and during this we listened to one of the talks; it really got my brain buzzing. During this, Jasmine Hemsley, one part of the HemsleyHemsley duo, spoke about a term that I had previously never before heard of, and consequently one that intrigued me greatly. Jasmine…

The Silent City

On the first full day of our holiday in Malta, we took a taxi to Mdina. Driving through the Maltese countryside, a white city appeared in the distance. It stood atop a hill, layered with its walled edge. The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that…

The Meditation Game

I have read a lot about the benefits of meditation; but the only problem is, I can’t sit still! I’m always looking for things to do to keep myself busy. However, it is said that if you are feeling tried, you should meditate. If you are stressed; meditate. Can’t sleep; meditate. Meditation is quickly becoming…

We All Need To Be Less Polite

I recently read an article in Grazia magazine that focused largely on how most of us avoid conflict. This is definitely very relatable for me personally; I always would rather avoid arguments and bite my lip even if I disagree with the situation or something someone has said. Reading the article made me want to…

Making Peace With Your Body

Don’t want to hate your body, but seriously struggle to love every last bit of it? There is a middle ground. In this post I hope to share some quick insights into what I took away from an article in this month’s Boots Magazine focusing on body acceptance. There is a new movement called, ‘body…

Clean Yoga Lunch

Here’s the event page for our Clean Yoga Lunch on Saturday 7th July on the Nottingham Embankment. The aim of the event was to keep the conversation about movement, the outdoors and the environment going. How can we live more sustainability? I really believe that we can all be kinder to each other and the…

Learning NOT To Be Perfect

I recently read an article in Balance magazine that focused on the exploration of the link between perfectionist tendencies and mental health issues. For as long as I can remember, I have always striven for ‘perfection’ whatever that might be, this included things from organisation to artwork and from presentation all the way to food….

Plastic As Fashionable As Smoking

I read another article in Stylist magazine recently, that was exploring the subject of plastic which is something I feel passionately about. The imagery printed on the front page really had an impact and spoke more than words could. The image saw plastic straws in a cigarette packet: smoking is something I also strongly dislike,…

My Thoughts on Love Island – #InShapeMyShape

I really feel that the body-positive movement in the UK has really come on leaps and bounds over the last year or so. Big brands like Missguided are no longer airbrushing stretch marks and ASOS are using all kinds of body types which is amazing! I must admit, I do love Love Island and was…