Windy City

I couldn’t move. Fully laid out, face down on my bed, tears welling in my eyes, a sharp stabbing pain punctured the space beneath my ribs and pushed its way further and further up into my centre. “BABE,” I cried from the bedroom, “Please, come in, quick, I think...

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Seasonal eating – Autumn

Is there a better smell than caramelised butternut squash? The sweet, orange flesh crisping at the edges and softening in the heat, ready to be scooped up and eaten in greedy mouthfuls. This Autumn I’ve been cooking butternut squash by the trayful in an attempt to...

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Don’t look back in anger

The memories feature on Facebook brings me a lot of joy. I like waking up in the morning and seeing the notification waiting for me, ready with a highlight reel from my life two years ago, six years ago, nine years ago. Today was like any of those other days, I woke...

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Strong mind, strong spirit

“Those people who don’t cry aren’t strong, they just don’t feel it as much. It’s them that feel the pain and push through anyway, they are the strong ones.” I believe awareness and strength are interwoven treads of the same patchwork. Having the courage to be aware,...

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A love letter to king pigeon

To my dearest one, I should start with an apology, as a good love letter should do. An acknowledgement of one’s weaknesses and a declaration to do better can often mask our inadequacies, so hopefully I’ve gotten away with it this time.  Apology One I’m sorry that...

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Strong wrists, strong mind

There are many parts of our bodies which we take for granted until they tweak or twist, forcing us to pay them attention. If you sprain your ankle or cut your thumb that pain jolts you into paying attention to the body part (the ‘part’, that phrase within itself...

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Sweaters Anonymous

October day’s have been unseasonably (or I guess now seasonably) hot where I am in the world. The mornings are blissful glimpses into a future of scarves, hot tea and quickening my shivering steps into work, but as my day unfolds up the temperature creeps, matching...

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Heal

Have you ever fainted? It’s the worst. You feel it coming over you like a thick cloud, pressure building in your head and pulling you down to the ground, spots of black dropping like thick rain onto your eyes. You don’t have time to steady yourself or really talk,...

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Fear

https://youtu.be/YnsiyiC0Nc0 Just give it a listen. Feeling fear isn’t merely contained to rollercoasters and scary movies, it turns out. No, fear can rear it’s ugly head at any given opportunity and can knock its cold, gnarly hands at any of your doors at any given...

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Femininity

Part of Hatha yoga is balancing the push and pull of your daily asana and bringing balance to yourself. Your mental, your physical, your energetic and spiritual selves are all addressed in our practice and we aim (emphasis on aim!) to try and bring these together in...

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