Seeking sanctuary in mindfulness

Post written in collaboration with Vitabiotics I’m a person who gets stressed quite easily. Usually over things that I can’t control, or when small easy jobs which should take 5 minutes to do suddenly take most of the day. You all know the sort of thing I mean! London transport is something else which can irritate me beyond belief; luckily for me I now only have to deal with it once a week or so.   Yoga Yoga really has been a revelation for me. It wasn’t ever something that I really enjoyed, but now… View Post

Decathlon Domyos Energy Xtrem Review

I’m a fan of Decathlon. I find it impossible to go into one of their stores and leave without buying anything. Over the years, they’ve served me in running kit, camping equipment and their tennis skirts are great for bowling. They’re a great company too, so when they asked me to review a selection of clothing from the Domyos range, I naturally said yes. The Domyos range at Decathlon is reasonably priced and one of the things I like is the way that all of the items are mix and match. I was sent 3… View Post

An acceptance of yoga

A very strange thing has happened. If you know me, or have followed me for a while, you will know that I hate yoga. Hate, loathe, detest, despise. Strong words, but I used to find it very stressful. I HATE focussing on breathing and I HATE listening to other people breathe even more. Yes, I know breathing is good because not breathing leads to unfortunate consequences, but that doesn’t mean I want to hear it. I’m also not very bendy. I get confused and tied up in knots. I can’t do a crow. Telling me… View Post

Sports Bra Review: Hunkemöller Doutzen Sport

It’s been a while since I’ve tried out a different style of sports bra, so I was pleased when Dutch brand, Hunkemöller, got in touch to invite me to try out a product from their Doutzen Sport line. With items retailing between £8-£40, this is a reasonably priced line of visually very attractive clothing, incorporating style with functionality. With so many pretty items, it was difficult to choose, but I knew I had to try out the Doutzen Sport The Pro Level 3 Sports Bra. According to the website, the Hunkemöller Doutzen Sport bra “has a… View Post

April Issue of Om Yoga Magazine

Get running fit with yoga Om Yoga have kindly provided me with an online subscription to their magazine and I finally managed to find some time between Rose’s screaming to sit down and read it. There is a lot of interesting information in there. If you know me well, you’ll know that I am a bit of a yoga-phobe. I find it utterly stressful and am completely incapable of bending my body. Except the bridge. For some reason, I can still do a bridge. However, now that I am no longer pregnant and my body… View Post