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Conscious Consumption

One of my first thought after the quarantine was announced was: Now, I am going to have time to tidy my wardrobe! And one week later there I was, facing up to the task. I don’t know why but I felt very emotional when I opened my wardrobe. First, I felt brave to deal with the beast, second I felt afraid of what I would actually find in there. Finally I took a deep breath and dived in.   I read that one of the best tactics is to take everything out, and give the space itself a thorough clean. At that moment I almost gave up – I couldn’t see through the mountain of clothing and accessories heaped on...

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Staying Fit and Flexible During Confinement

A great stress reliever, good for your body and mind, exercise in some form is of huge benefit to us all. This week I spoke with Paris-based pre-and post-natal fitness professional Alison Ham of Yogamamanbebe.com about keeping fit and flexible while pregnant or with a new baby during lockdown.

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#Stayhome Feeling Good! Colours to boost your mood

It is often said that happy mum = happy family, and this is true at any time. But right now, when there is a lot of fear and uncertainty, one of the best pieces of advice I have come across is to look after your emotional wellbeing. Personally, my first source of help for mood boosting is colour! I have spent years working with colour as an interior designer and have a very acute sense of how it affects mood through physical spaces, I am also keenly aware of its effect through how we dress.

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