Overwhelm: a tidal wave crashing over you

Do you come across people that talk so quickly that it’s exhausting to listen to? You can almost see and feel their mind ticking over at 100mph, the thoughts racing through their mind – like stepping onto a rollercoaster. It’s like a whirlwind, their thoughts are so intense that they don’t know how to slow…

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What is mental fitness?

Just like doing a few calf raises while brushing your teeth (a great way to fit in movement!), mental fitness is about flexing your mind muscles, keeping your brain and emotional health in a good shape – not in the sense of brain training or memory games, but feeling mentally well, positive and resilient in…

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Menopause and the Mediterranean Diet

Change – the eternal struggle for women.  From school, puberty, relationships, careers, child bearing (if you choose!), relocation and the menopause – we definitely get put through the ringer. That’s what Davina McCall’s latest documentary ‘Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and the Menopause’ really resonated with me. I’ve been through huge changes and trials in my…

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Not a pancake in sight: flip the script on Lent

New Year’s Resolutions slipped by the wayside?  That’s OK, happens to the best of us, let’s embrace Lent and spring and kick start cutting those heavy or sweet foods out of your everyday diet. It’s crazy, I can’t believe we see Easter eggs in the shops just as Christmas passes by. Maybe we can use the…

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Melitzanosalata – Greek Aubergine Dip

In the lead up to Greek Lent – which I shall talk about this week, I thought I’d share a traditional recipe frequently created for family gatherings. Ingredients 2 large Aubergines 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon…

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