Health

  • How to stop the food fight

    Fussy eater in the family? Here are Food Coach Helen Halliday’s top tips to stop mealtimes turning into a war zone and save your sanity. You’ll be surprised how little changes will make a big difference.

  • The place for the perfect smile

    A cracking smile is not just for the rich, famous and TOWIE. More and more people are investing in their smile so they can flash their gnashers with pride.

  • Declutter and train your house wreckers

    Come on ‘fess up your clutter is out of control. It could be that yours is confined to the ‘junk’ drawer – a black hole where buttons, screws, drawing pins, random keys, cracker gifts and plastic bendy things gather cling together for moral support. Well, my house is fast becoming the supersize version of that drawer. The stuff gets bigger […]

  • 10 ways to make your life more Hygge

    Muddy Norfolk editor, the lovely Jo, has been embracing the cosy Danish concept of Hygge, said to make homes happier and people nicer. Cuddle up and read on… I’m feeling a bit under the weather today so am posting this from my cosy bed (don’t worry, I’m wearing PJs) and – while typing – am reminded of a word […]

  • Why it’s totally ok (and good for you!) to be *lazy*

    Laurence Shorter is an author, leadership coach and stand-up comedian and his latest book, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life (Orion Books, £14.99) is a charming and lighthearted look at a serious problem. We are all on the hamster wheel and it seems to be getting faster, so how do we stop? Is it really […]

  • Try this: Stress therapy at Haven Wellbeing Hub

    Katie Palmer is a hugger. When I turned up for my first session at her holistic therapy centre, Haven Wellbeing Hub in Wokingham, she ignored my outstretched hand and gave me a lovely hug as if we were lifelong old friends. Which, if anyone else had done on a first meeting would have freaked me out, but coming […]

  • Mr Muddy Berkshire tries: Nolan Osteopathy

    I’m a natural cynic when it comes to the whole holistic gamut, but one of the more established favourites I do believe in, having seen results, is osteopathy. So when Mr Muddy B’s clicky knees and frozen shoulder returned after a gruelling session of golf over the summer (poor lamb) I shuffled/shoved him (ow, ouch, […]

  • Are they off to university? 5 student survival cookery courses

    My nephew’s been staying with us for a few days, and as he’s off to university in September we were chatting about how he’s going to survive on the cooking front. It occurred to me that it’s probably a subject cropping up in households across the county as young adults fly the nest *sob*. What will you […]

    • Boiiiing! Jump In trampoline park tried and tested

      I don’t think I know anyone now who hasn’t been to a trampoline park (I even have a stash of those grippy socks in my drawer now). They’re such big business here, having arrived from across the Pond to transform the way us Brits play and get fit. And with our temperamental weather, they are indeed […]

    • This woman will make you *glow*

      Madeleine Shaw is a food blogger, cook and health coach, with a whopper 216k Instagram followers (yeah I’m channeling a bit of IG envy right there). The 26 year old author of cookbooks Get the Glow and Ready Steady Glow (published April 16) appears at the Oxford Literary Festival on 9 April to discuss Eating […]

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