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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Oh My! Crystals, Chakras and Clearing

Long fascinated with crystals, gemstones and fossils, Hayley Flanagan introduces us to NØRDEN’s newly launched crystal range. In 1880, French physicist Pierre Curie (Marie Curie’s husband) discovered that putting pressure on various crystals – including quartz, topaz and tourmaline – created electricity. This phenomenon, called the Piezoelectric effect, is why crystals are used as essential…

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The Gift of Observation

Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us we need to take time to be still, andobserve the wonders around us. The sun is warm on my skin as it pours its light onto my arm, the sky is blue and I can hear birdsong. As I look out the window, a beautiful blackbird is chirping happily, and the…

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People Are Born Inherently Good

Director Chloé Zhao’s life has been defined by a line from a 13th century poem she learnt as a child; people are born inherently good. Bernadette Petrie asks us to look for the goodness within ourselves. I remember, from early school days, loving and being transfixed by creating images with paint or chalk. I had a…

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Fit Body, Fit Mind

As we start to acclimatise to life after lockdown, for many of us there are a few habits and routines we would like let go of. But if there’s one thing the coronavirus pandemic has taught us – it is that we need to make a constant effort towards maintaining both our physical and mental…

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Reflexology – More than a Foot Massage

Most of us love a foot massage, especially after a long day on our feet. There’s something so restorative and nurturing about caring for and connecting with our feet. But there’s a lot more to reflexology than just making your feet feel good.. Reflexology is a complementary therapy which aims to treat the whole person.…

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Ayurvedic Yoga

Ayurveda, meaning science of life, is considered the sister science of Yoga. In Ayurveda the first thing we consider is a person’s natural constitution which in Sanskrit is called our Prakruti. According to Ayurveda we are made up of five great elements – space, air, fire water and earth. And it’s how these elements interact,…

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