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29th September 2018

Top Tips for Mindfulness at Work

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. See our top tips below for practicing mindfulness at work. Start the day right Though getting up a little earlier isn’t ideal for those of us who love a lie in, getting a few minutes of quiet and calm before the day launches ahead is one of the best ways to start your morning. Handy apps such as Headspace, Calm or Aura provide timed tutorials which allow you to be quiet and still.   Unclutter your workstation If you have a messy workspace it promotes distraction, stress and has the potential to create a negative state of mind. Simply making your workstation a tidier, more organised space will help you be more mindful, focused and efficient. A […]
18th March 2018

Our Favourite Wellness Guides of 2018

Whether you are sick of scrolling your phone, want to get motivated or feel happier, here are our top picks of wellness guides in 2018. These picks offer realistic advice on how to live a healthier life! The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson Blogger, entrepreneur and author Mark Manson’s generation-defining self-help guide is the self-help book for people who hate self-help. Manson’s no-nonsense approach tells readers how they can truly become better, happier people by stopping trying to be ‘positive’ 24/7. Though that may sound counter-intuitive, the 2 million copies sold in its first year alone tell a different story. This book is about learning how to give a f*ck about the few things that truly matter in life. Make Your Bed – William H. McRaven Based on Admiral William H. McRaven’s commencement speech for the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin, former US […]
18th September 2018

Breakfast Ideas to Welcome Autumn!

Jamie Oliver’s Apple & Pecan Porridge Porridge is always a good breakfast staple as it is cheap, filling and full of nutrients! This combination of apples and pecan gives a lovely autumnal feel. For an extra kick, add a dash of cinnamon! Ingredients Serves 4 Basic Porridge 160 g rolled oats 600 ml milk or organic soya milk Apple & Pecan Topping 30 g unsalted pecans 1 eating apple maple syrup Method For the basic porridge, place the oats and the milk (or 600ml water) into a large pan over a medium heat, and add a tiny pinch of sea salt. Bring to a steady simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often to give you a smooth, creamy porridge, and loosening with extra milk, if needed. Serve as is, or while it’s blipping away in the pan, follow the next steps to prepare the apple and pecan topping. Snap […]