Can 'mind over matter' be manipulated?
We can manage to convince ourselves of many things, sometimes we need it to ease our sanity and others, because ignorance is bliss. There is a notion of safety in knowledge, as is thinking we are potentially doing better then we actually are. This isn't always a bad thing. Without sounding too airy fairy, when you believe something is happening or can happen, the positivity works better than any pessimistic thoughts - our minds work better.
Getting your 5 a day from Gin & Sangria
In the same way that we sneak beetroot and carrots into cupcakes for the kids, the same can be done with a good ol' tipple for the adults.
10 Conversations we're having where Social Media has taken over!
The art of conversation has been challenged for sometime now, an air of mystery is only possible if you have no social media profiles and most potential employees, dates and plumbers are googled before the first meet up.
25 Things people with kids are doing to get through:
I've put a list together, because I'm a mum. It's what I do best.
Getting The Best From Our Healthy Borough. I Heart Richmond...
Not only are there an abundance of fitness sessions and exceptionally good walks around the Thames that are ridiculously pretty but they have regular pit stops like Goucho, Steins, The White Heart and The White Swan... Which can be frequented after your Saturday Wholefood's visit ritual for your breakfast gluten free muffin pre-mix and stock up of cleanse juices. Obviously.
Amanda St John - A Blues Powerhouse and one not to miss.
I first came across Amanda St John at Blues on the Farm Festival last year as we imparted life experience, 'joie de vivre' and silliness over G & T's (is there any better way?). Sometime you come across people that just make an evening, the banter just flows and it feels like you've been friends for ages. This is Amanda. This same happens when she sings and Jeez can she sing...