Choose Sleep

Those close to me know how important sleep is to my happiness and wellbeing. Sleep is not laziness, it is vital for quality of life. Over the years I’ve learnt that my optimum amount of sleep is between 8 to 10 hours, I used to think that this was well above average but have learnt through my participation in this…

How to embrace being an introvert

Introvert – ‘A shy, reticent person’. Oh, how that definition is flawed. We’ve been taught that the introverted/extroverted scale is very much one or the other, black or white, with ambiverts lying dead centre in the middle. When, in fact, we can embody traits from both ends of this spectrum and display them in different ways depending on our personal makeup.…

Perspective.

You may have noticed that my blog has been lacking some of its usual emotion recently. I’ve been writing posts but finding myself somewhat distanced for them, writing for the sake of writing, not feeling the words I’ve been putting out. The truth is that I  have been finding it hard to write raw content filled with honesty and emotion…

My top tips for contact lens wearers

The day I got my first pair of glasses was magical. Although I desperately don’t want to reference Twilight here the book does describe the feeling of new sight so well when Bella first transitions to becoming a vampire and sees so clearly for the first time (Watch it here, skip to 3 minutes in). That’s how it felt to…

Fitness on demand with ESquared – a review

I’ve only ever held a gym membership once in my life, an expensive twin membership with my mum to our local health club. We went religiously for about two months but eventually, our commitment dwindled until finally the direct debit was the only part of us still going. It turns out that my own experience is reflected throughout the UK…

Nutreelife – plant-based protein snacks – a review

As a part of my ‘eat the rainbow’ new years resolution, I’ve found myself becoming increasingly more conscious of health-food products that claim to be healthy when in fact are full of highly processed ingredients that I can barely pronounce. Chemicals, artificial sweeteners and additives are added to so many ‘health’ foods to bring down their calory count and price…

Easy gluten-free Yakisoba with Yutaka

Asian cuisine is notoriously difficult if you’re trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, with many recipes containing soya-sauce as a base ingredient. As a result, I quite often have to cook my favourite dishes from scratch and forgo the Friday night takeaway. When Yutaka contacted me and asked if I would like to try their new range of gluten-free, organic noodles…