Health & Wellbeing


The physical and psychological impact

I used to feel terribly indulgent and guilty for getting so upset about the skin on my face. I don’t consider myself to be a vain person, but vanity kept stepping forward to steal the limelight…

6 min

Beating Stress by Slowing Down

Simple Yoga for the month of March

March blew in beast-like from all sides, trampling down the fresh shoots, darkening the sky and then leaving just as abruptly. Amidst the worst of weather we Moved House. I feel it deserves capitals, it felt like…

2 min

Mastering Our Negative Thoughts

How to become a master of your thoughts and not a victim

Lately I have been thinking a lot about how we can recognise and master our negative thought patterns. I am not a psychologist, these thoughts are just my own musings from personal experience and self-reflection. By negative thought…

5 min

No more cakes. No more biscuits. No more crisps.

Could an ‘innocent’ children’s book be contributing to the eating disorders epidemic?

I was recently enjoying a one-year-old’s birthday party when I stumbled upon a copy of one of her books: ‘The Large Family – A Piece Of Cake’. An innocent purchase and a much loved classic children’s…

3 min

Why I’ll Never Ascribe to Clean Eating

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Since A Life Loved launched, I’ve known I’ve wanted to write this article but shied away from it so many times. Not because I don’t believe 100% in the words I’m about to write, but because…

4 min

Discovering The Joy of a Little Yoga Every Day

Healthy routine & commitment

It’s almost a month since I wrote this new year/reflective piece for A Life Loved and I wanted to check in to firstly see how you are getting on with new, more positive and healthy routines…

5 min

Managing My Disease: My Lifestyle Overhaul (Part 1)

Living with disease

It was 2008 when I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. A few years before this I had noticed that I was suffering from classic IBS symptoms and of course, that’s what the GP put it…

3 min

Have You Had Your Smear?

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – #smearforsmear

It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is a ruddy good job, because, had it not been, the letter from my Doctor prompting me to book my actual smear test, that arrived months ago and has been…

2 min

Alive and Unplugged

Detaching yourself from social media

One of my earliest childhood memories is of pressing my ear against the pavement outside my parents’ house in an attempt to hear people on the other side of the world… Yes I was a strange…

5 min

Creating a Little Space for 2018

Making you time a priority

I have always loved New Year. The New Year represents a clean slate, a fresh start, a whole 365 days ahead of possibilities. All the sins of 2017 forgiven and forgotten overnight! Every year since I can…

4 min