My Actions are the Ground Upon Which I Stand

Bernie Rowen-Ross reminds us of the importance of our actions and how easy it is to spread kindness to those around us.   Oh what joy, the autumn colours are showing off their best palette! As I watch the leaves falling it reminds me of our own impermanence, our own time on the planet. The…

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Slow Down Sweetheart There is No Need to Rush

As columnist Bernadette Petrie struggles with her own mental health, she reminds herself and us to slow down – take each day as it comes – step-by-step. One day my son hopped into the car beside me and said; “Mum, I can’t wait until I’m taller than you”. He was about half an inch away.…

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Cold Comfort Skincare

As the leaves change colour, autumn is a reminder to reset our beauty routine to help protect against the colder climate and the drying effects of central heating. Scandinavia has the most gorgeous winter landscapes, so it’s safe to say they have perfected the art of cold weather skincare. Hayley Flanagan brings us ten steps…

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Ayurvedic Yoga – Morning Routine

Since embarking on my Ayurvedic journey I have been astounded at its ancient wisdom and knowledge regarding healing and health. Ayurveda, looks at who we are and what we need at that particular moment in time and gives us a solid plan to follow so we can authentically live a happy and healthy life. An…

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Nordic to the Max

Hayley Flangan asks when is Scandi not minimalist? Rediscovering podcasts, I recently listened to ‘The Great Indoors’ an interior design series by Sophie Robson off the telly and Kate Watson-Smyth of ‘Mad About the House’ fame. In one episode they actually said that Scandi minimalism is dead. I had to rewind and check I’d heard…

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Confidence

Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us that part of becoming confident is to become your own best friend. There is no limit to the times that we might not feel confident. Age doesn’t suddenly bring confidence. Most of us feel lacking in confidence about something; it is the nature of the way we are shaped. Sometimes it…

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Live your Life without an Eraser

Ironically this is one of the first things an art teacher will tell you, says Bernadette Petrie, if they are a good one that is. Anne was a great one. I met her when I joined her watercolour class at the North Berwick community centre in 2006 and she gently encouraged me to put the…

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The Zone Face Lift – Better Than Botox

The Zone Face Lift has generated ecstatic press coverage and rave reviews (since its launch) in Vogue, Tatler, The Telegraph, Red, Harpers Bazaar and the Daily Mail, with many calling it a ‘spiritual facelift’. It also has a loyal following of celebrity devotees. I went along to Kristi Sloan Reflexology to see what all the…

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Ayurvedic Yoga – Summer Yoga

Summer is here! What a joy it is to witness the trees and flowers unfolding and to enjoy lighter, longer and warmer days. Summer is a time of increased fire and heat and it’s important to keep cool during your yoga practice. Avoid practicing yoga at midday, this is when the sun is at its…

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