Loving this Coastal Life

Mind, Body & Soul Columnist, Bernie Petrie tells us to pay attention to how we feel in our daily footsteps as they really do reveal our future. The wind is blowing and the sunshine, despite the shutters, has made its way on to my eyelids, I wake, assuming it to be 11 in the morning and…

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Move Beyond Wishful Thinking

“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking, nor outright purchase.” – Joseph Pilates The human body is a highly complex thing. We make many demands on it on a daily basis, but often pay little attention to how well we are moving and maintaining our bodies. While our bodies naturally age over time…

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Is a Facial Worth the Fuss?

  For the beauty DIYer, we live in boom times. Between masks and eye strips, deep-cleaning products and YouTube videos on face massage, you can do a pretty good approximation of a facial in the privacy of your own home. So is going for a facial really worth the money and the fuss? I have a…

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Bubbles Beat Balloons Campaign Rises!

Longniddry Primary pupils are urging their local community to ditch balloon releases in favour of the more eco-friendly bubbles. Longniddry Primary School is a Silver Award Rights Respecting School. A Rights Respecting School not only ensures children’s rights are realised but also encourages young minds to become active and involved in school life and the wider…

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Coffee Cup Compost

North Berwick businesses cut waste, save money and make the grass grow greener! Every day seems to bring more shocking images of packaging in the environment harming wildlife. Many of us now ask what can I do to stop litter reaching the sea? Reduce, reuse and recycle is a familiar refrain but what can we…

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Time for an MOT on your Finances?

This summer, Scott Wallace opens his new financial planning office in North Berwick – the town he was born and bred in. Here, he gives some tips for carrying out your financial MOT. We all lead busy lives, yet we all want to do and achieve the things that are important to us. This often…

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Feeling Calm on Canning Street

The newest of Edinburgh’s well-being spaces, Calm on Canning Street, opened in April, by yoga practitioner Katy Lomas. More than just a ‘functional’ yoga studio, Calm on Canning Street offers a place where people can relax and connect after yoga. The timetable includes; Hot Yoga, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Mum and Baby and Pregnancy…

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Finding your Inner Zen

Kim Williams went along to discover the specialists’ secrets of detox, healthy eating, beauty and inner calm at East Lothian’s first health and well-being festival at Archerfield Walled Garden   As a nation, we have well and truly embraced the concept of ‘wellness’. We have wellness hotels, wellness retreats – and now wellness festivals. When…

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Your Gremlins Don’t Live in Nature

Mind, Body & Soul Columnist, Bernie Petrie tells how spending time in nature is the best medicine… One thing I discovered when I began living by the sea, is that I always felt better after time out in nature. It was living here that encouraged me to take up running and sea swimming, and both…

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