Self Care

The Royal Bouquet

May 3, 2011

My mother is a natural history illustrator and from an early age she taught me all about flowers and their meanings. In her master piece Janet Marsh’s Nature Diary she discusses the flowers local to her in Hampshire. I loved Kate Middleton’s royal bouquet. It was small and modest and very Kate. Most of all […]

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Tea at Jo Malone

April 1, 2011

I took my very good friend Ali for a treat at Jo Malone on Sloane. We often talk over a coffee and a snack so when I got an invitation in the post to attend a complementary hand and arm massage I jumped at the chance and booked us in. We were greeted by a […]

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Luxury on a Shoe String

March 27, 2011

Spring is here! It’s a lovely, sunny, lazy Sunday in London and after a stressful week I always like to treat myself. Next weekend I am taking my best friends out for pedicures and shoe shopping (my feet deserve treats) but I cannot afford beauty treatments and shopping as a means of self care on […]

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Rose Tinted Spectacles

March 4, 2011

It has been found that looking back on fond memories has a disproportionate affect on our happiness. So sift through your pics today and stick up some old photos that make you chuckle. An easy way to manufacture happy feelings.   Go on take a peak at your life through rose tinted spectacles!

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Dress for the Theatre of Life

January 3, 2011

This is my new year’s resolution 2011. All too often I find that I am rushing out of the door having thrown on something easy and comfortable. I have a cupboard fit to burst and shoe boxes piling up everywhere so why am I wearing a tiny percentage of my wardrobe? I am 30 and […]

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A Tidy Mind

December 8, 2010

I have been reading the book “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin and she writes that “outer order leads to inner calm”. I followed the instructions in the first chapter of her book and de-cluttered my home room by room. In my own happiness project I have found that de-cluttering my wardrobe has led to […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

December 3, 2010

Positive psychological studies show that the happiest people are also the most grateful. They focus on the good things in their lives and not the bad. They are quick to cite others as contributing to their success and they thank other people. Writing down five things that you are grateful for and why every day […]

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Acupuncture London

November 29, 2010

I have been having acupuncture for 18 months now. I first considered it when I was suffering from fatigue. Less than impressed with my doctor I went to see acupuncturist Ross Barr (as featured in the Vogue Beauty Blog) and have been going ever since. I walked into his rooms looking like Bill Compton and […]

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