Category Archives: Health

Food is my friend

In recent months, I’ve shared some of my culinary adventures on Facebook – my first attempts at making soup or my forays into baking coconut and banana bread – and a few friends have expressed surprise that I got to … Continue reading

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Ode to London: I love you, but …

There are so many things I love about London but I’m going to have to start with my friends. For someone of my age, stage and relationship status living in such a huge metropolis, friends become family. They’re whom we … Continue reading

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The answer is spiritual

At the end of my yoga workout at home this morning – done to a lovely DVD a friend put me on to, Ali MacGraw, Yoga, Mind & Body – a definition of Namaste (the salutation often spoken in a … Continue reading

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This is it

Here’s one I prepared earlier … and edited and uploaded once I got online … I’m writing this from a bed on a ward at University College Hospital in London. I came in via A&E for a brain scan and … Continue reading

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Am I losing my hair or losing my mind?

Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of The Guardian – Female hair loss: Causes and Treatment. It’s yet another piece of confessional journalism but again I hope it serves a purpose, beyond drawing everyone’s inquiring gaze to my hair … Continue reading

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Has anybody seen my balance?

Has anybody seen my balance? I definitely had it last week when I was in the Canary Islands – although I guess it’s a lot easier to be balanced when you’re holidaying in the sun. But since I got home, … Continue reading

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Doing things differently

According to Albert Einstein, the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Making the same mistakes and getting the same results has been a bit of a theme of my life. … Continue reading

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What’s your body telling you?

So over the last week or so (apologies, it’s been a while since my last post), I’ve actually managed to listen to my body and respond to its needs. Now, I know this isn’t rocket science. In fact, it’s something … Continue reading

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Our core is mush

“Our core is mush.” That’s what my yoga teacher said to me the other day. Now, before I go on, I should just clarify something. The phrase ‘my yoga teacher’ suggests I have a regular yoga practice, and that is … Continue reading

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Strength in weakness

I haven’t blogged for a while and have had a rather slow, quiet and pensive week following my exhausting trip to Maputo, Mozambique. I’ve been nursing my swollen, dry eyelids, catching up on sleep, watching a little too much TV … Continue reading

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