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The Art of Self-Care

The Art of Self-Care The art of self-care is a simple yet profound concept. It involves no-one else and is best practiced held-lightly and with grace. It teaches self-love, inclusion and gentleness. Its intention: to bring together the disparate aspects of our psyche and physical awareness. It soothes and it…

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Slow cooked lamb with orzo pasta • Youvesti

Slow cooked lamb with orzo pasta • Youvesti This is a wonderful one pot dish perfect for large gatherings or the whole family, real comfort food…great for fussy eaters. My family daren’t even try fussing as they will have the wrath of their nurturing grandmother.I like to serve Youvesti with…

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Perfectionism

Perfectionism Where did we learn the message that we needed to aspire to perfectionism? We could blame the media but every element of our personal learning and life experience gears towards the ideal that perfectionism equals success. If we think about our upbringing we are taught from an early age…

Roll with life’s punches

Roll with life’s punches Life has an uncanny and infuriating habit of sucker punching us when we’re already down. How often have you ever looked skywards and pleaded “…could I please just catch a break?!” A case in point. My brother, Philip, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma last…

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Taking the Leap!

Taking the Leap! Charlotte Price takes the leap: From Dancer to Actor, London chick to LA chick. This is her story… 5 years ago I made a decision that I knew would change the course of my life, dramatically.  Not only did I change careers, from Dancer to Actor but…

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward I have spent the best part of the last two years trying to ‘move forward’. And I am laughing to myself as I write…trying to move forward – a contradiction in itself. But this is what I was doing, albeit with awareness. I knew I didn’t have it…

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Challenging our thoughts

Challenging our Thoughts Isn’t it interesting how we dip into different pools of thought depending on what mood we’re in? I couldn’t be more aware nor feel more qualified on this based on the fact I have a mood disorder. If we feel low our brain somehow accesses thoughts and…

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Cypriot meatballs • Kefthedes

Cypriot meatballs • Kefthedes Traditionally these meatballs are Greek. I can still sense my mother’s frustration as she stood frying a colossal batch of kefthedes for dinner, only for them to be gorged as soon as they came out of the frying pan, rightly so burning our fingers and tongues…

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Eat yourself Healthy

Eat yourself Healthy Healthy eating is very simply going back to basics.  If you use fresh ingredients for at least 80% of your diet, you really will be achieving better health.  It is common sense.  Food that has been put together in a factory is going to have less nutrients…

Letting Go

Letting Go It is when we are most frustrated and most incapacitated that change happens. No more can we accept the status quo of limited action based on out-dated values and drivers of esteem. The frustration arises due to the subconscious knowing ‘there is more’, a different way to be…

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Restaurant Review • L’Escargot

 Restaurant Review • L’escargot L’Escargot is the oldest French Restaurant in London situated on Greek Street in the heart of bustling Soho.  Founded in 1896 and originally called Le Bienvenue, the restaurant moved to Greek Street in 1927 and changed its name to L’Escargot. Now under Brian Clivaz ( formally…

Thieves’ Lamb • Kleftiko

Tonia Buxton’s Thieves’ Lamb • Kleftiko Recipe This dish gets its name from the ‘Klephtes’, notorious bandits lurking in the countryside. Not having their own flocks,they would steal lamb or goats, cooking the meat in a sealed pit to avoid the smoke being seen.I cook kleftiko sealed tight in the traditional…

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Be a warrior not a worrier

Be a warrior not a worrier Yoga is a proven science of soothing the body and particularly the mind. Almost all studies done on Yoga have one thing in common. The people in the study felt better within themselves for taking up the practice of Yoga. Yoga helped me deal…

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Space within Space

Interior Design Inspiration: Space within Space by Alexa Page There is something about interior architecture which involves a ‘box in box’ which excites me. This is partly the allure of a possible secret hideaway,which is externally visible and makes me want to explore further. I also like the fact that…

Book to movie releases

Chicks Picks • Book to Movie releases   Whisky Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker) Release Date – 22 April 2016 Former Chicago Tribune reporter, Kim Barker’s 2011 wartime memoir entitled “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” depicts her experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan and…

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National Eating Disorder Week

National Eating Disorder Week • Fliss Baker’s story Eating disorders are a mental illness I feel very passionate talking about. Due to it’s secretive nature, it is very difficult for those who have struggled to speak out. I know that for a fact because it can be hard for me….

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Chicks Picks • Valentine gift ideas

Chicks Picks • Valentine Gift Ideas  Ahhhhh, Valentines…. It’s coming up to that time of year, Valentines Day. A time we either look forward to or leaves us with a sense of dread. The shops have been bombarding you with hearts and teddy bears since the new year and it’s…

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The Art of Display

The Art of Display Sometimes the power of beautiful display can be overlooked or underestimated; the way in which objects, art and furniture are displayed can completely change a room. The above project by RA Projects was designed to look “like a sculpture in a gallery” , the blue steel…

Don’t dip after Christmas

Don’t dip after Christmas Isn’t life a contradictory bugger when Christmas and New Year brings fun, joy and celebrations yet the time off work, nice presents and newly made memories are simply not enough to lift our moods through January and February? Most of us experience that unavoidable dip. I…