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  • Drunk dog lying on the floor sunglasses wonky tie wine

    What happens now?

    Good news for those who are finding abstinence a bore - 2018's about mindful drinking. Pour a glass and read on.

  • Dame Kelley Holmes looking strong and empowering wearing green workout t-shirt, black sports bra and black watch

    New health & fitness festival

    After a summer of booze, bands and bonkers kids, you're going to need a sanity-saver. I've got just the thing.

  • Win 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.

  • Your guide to a sweet 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 […]

  • 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, […]

    • 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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