Lockdown Drama? Stay in your Pyjamas!

Lockdown or no lockdown, 2020 changed the way we dress and shop forever. Now lounge-wear is considered a staple, whether you’re on a Zoom-call, lounging on the sofa watching Netflix or running errands. Just as quickly as staying in became the new going out, dressing down became the new dressing up, and so, our obsession…

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A Year of Meaning

Ayurvedic counsellor and psychotherapist Bernie Rowen-Ross encourages us to live mindfully in 2021. Here it is, 2021! There is a lot of promise in the air, and so much to be grateful for. I was gazing at the setting moon on new year’s eve morning. It was freezing, but the cold didn’t keep me inside,…

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Falling in Love with Life

As a life coach and writer, Bernadette Petrie tells us ‘judgement’ is always the marker that reveals how she is experiencing loving this thing called life. They say you teach and write about what you need to learn, and this certainly is the case for me. I fall flat on my face more times than…

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Yoga to Release and Restore

At the beginning of every year I offer my yoga students the opportunity to set a Sankalpa. In Sanskrit, the ancient classical Indian language, Sankalpa means ‘an intention formed by the heart and mind’. A statement or vow you create, which you promise to commit to. This year I made a promise to myself to…

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Yoga For Menopause

When you hear the word menopause what is the first thought that enters your mind? Over the hill and past it? Hot flushes? Lack of sleep? Mood swings? Brain fog? The end of your fertile life?. Menopause is something all women go through, usually around the age of 46 to 51-years but the symptoms of…

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The Village School

Experiential event specialists Rogue Village took their signature feel good vibes into the world of online workshops and masterclasses with their launch of The Village School in October. With restaurants, pubs and gyms closed during lockdown thousands of us turned to Zoom to get a creative workout, and online courses boomed. Directors of North Berwick-based…

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This Christmas, Celebrate Humanity

Bernie Rowen-Ross says I’m sure, like me, you’re looking forward to the end of 2020 ‘annus horibilis’ and hoping for ‘annus mirabilis’, which means wonderful year, in 2021. Today, more than any other, is not a time for spending a fortune on unwanted Christmas presents and merry parties. It is a time to reflect on…

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It’s Freezing and I Love It

Bernadette Petrie tells us, as this year we’ll celebrate a very different sort of Christmas, maybe the great outdoors can provide us with a different way of celebrating the light that we are.. I‘d like to tell you about my favourite swimming muse. I came across her in 2005, she must have been in her…

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