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Is stress always bad?

Is stress always bad?

I spend a lot of my time talking and thinking about and giving people tools to manage stress. This is partly because for a really long time stress was mostly not a good thing in my life. I didn't recognise it or manage it very well, and it was very much at the root of...

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How to meditate in difficult times

How to meditate in difficult times

I'm writing this 4 months or so after we officially went into the lockdown in the UK - and we are now easing out of it. At the beginning of lockdown I definitely had a big bout of panic. And yes there were also some tears involved. A lot of my work is based on...

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Three alternative ways to enjoy chocolate

Three alternative ways to enjoy chocolate

I'm not going to lie, chocolate has been a bit of saviour during the lockdown. And I don't just mean in the eating. Spending time mixing up big batches of my Calm Cocoa hot chocolate blends, creating bespoke cookie orders and running chocolate meditations has all had...

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7 Small Acts of Kindness

7 Small Acts of Kindness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it's a week that's very close to my heart. As a meditation teacher, supporting people's mental health is a big part of my work. Particularly as not managing my own stress very effectively was what ultimately led me to...

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My 5 Favourite Lockdown Bakes

My 5 Favourite Lockdown Bakes

It's no secret that the UK has gone a bit flour crazy amidst the Covid-19 lockdown, with supermarket shelves looking rather depleted of their stocks. Or totally empty in the case of my own local shops. I was beyond delighted to discover my local bakery selling bags of...

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It’s okay not to feel okay

It’s okay not to feel okay

I actually started thinking about this post a few weeks back. But oh my goodness what a different world we're now in as we slip into spring 2020! My husband and I, as we sit next to each other working from home, have started to think of life as BC (before coronavirus)...

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10 things I love about January

10 things I love about January

In the week that supposedly contains Blue Monday (nothing like encouraging people to feel crap even when they weren't in the first place!), I'd like to put a positive spin on this month and share 10 things I love about January.   1.Β  It's entirely acceptable to...

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Chocolate Figgy Pudding Balls

Chocolate Figgy Pudding Balls

These little balls make a delicious addition to cups of tea or coffee over Christmas (or any time of the year really!). They're simple to make and tasty to eat, which I think is the perfect combination. They also contain all the different parts of chocolate...  ...

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