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Making your own Traditions…

Bernie Petrie tells us to make our own traditions this Christmas. Several years ago a dear school friend and I were talking about Christmas. I was feeling a bit at a loss about what Christmas should be for me and my young family. She said something that has stuck with me for years. “You have…

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12.3 Billion Reasons to Stay Healthy!

12.3 billion pounds is the cost to the UK economy annually for back pain alone, and up to 50% of the population suffer from chronic pain. Nicky Kirk, Doctor of Chiropractic, explains the reasons why it is so important to stay healthy. Ten years ago I visited North Berwick, like many, for a day trip.…

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A Peaceful Night

Beatitude launches new Peace Pillow Spray With the crazy lifestyles of today it’s easy to forget how important our sleep is. A good night’s sleep will improve your memory, boost your concentration, increase your energy levels throughout the day and even make you look better (supermodels swear by a good night’s sleep). But according to…

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What Autumn is Trying to Tell Us

Bernie Petrie tells us as autumn begins it’s time to take a leaf out of nature’s very wise book. Autumn returns and it’s hard to believe that it has been 12 months since I first wrote for Local Life. Autumn really does come around so quickly and once again it is almost time to put…

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A Whole New World

We’ve gone from the Model T to the Tesla and from the switchboard to the smartphone. And now we’re seeing how the innovative power of virtual reality can help improve the life of many. In July this year I was invited to race a rally car around one of the world’s most famous race tracks…

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Nutrition Solutions to…

Archerfield Walled Garden welcomes acclaimed nutritionist, broadcaster and author Amanda Hamilton to host her ‘Nutrition solutions to…” series. Nourishing our body with the right food affects everything we do and is vital for our health, well-being, energy and overall happiness. Amanda Hamilton’s approach to food is first and foremost realistic and fuss-free and it is…

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Time for Juice

Juice fasts, detoxes, bootcamps are all buzz words that have taken the dieting and fitness industry by storm over the past few years, yet they are words that instil fear into many. I spoke with top nutritionist Amanda Hamilton to find out if these words really are as scary as they sound. I was invited to…

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Give yourself permission to be…

Bernie Petrie tells us the end of summer is the perfect time to embrace new things and rediscover forgotten parts of ourselves. It is August – the month we never want to stop. Is it me or does August go by too quickly? Perhaps it’s because there is so much to do here in Edinburgh…

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