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How to make chicken stock

If you only do one thing this weekend, you’d better be making chicken stock. It’s so simple, so fresh, so tasty, and takes the pressure off meal planning and prepping during the week. Read more

Perfectionism isn’t self-abuse – don’t deny it, embrace it

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
―Ann Landers

I’ve been fighting perfectionism for many years. It started when others branded me with that label, and not in a nice way. I was probably 10 or 12 when the teasing started and girls at school would scribble all my work because it was “too neat”. They’d dare me to purposefully answer a question incorrectly in tests and they’d shun me when I’d get 100%. Read more

Veggie pancakes – turn leftovers into a nutrient-dense, sustaining breakfast

If you, like me, need an internal wake up call to steer you back onto the path of health and wellness, when better than at the start of the day with an injection of nutrients during breakfast. Read more

How meeting the Wellness Warrior – Jess Ainscough – inspired me

I believe that everyone we meet has something to teach us. I just didn’t know how pivotal my brief encounter with Jess Ainscough, a.k.a the Wellness Warrior, would be. Read more

Anti-bullying song stirs emotions, brings tears, inspires hope

Last night, after a challenging day, I caught a glimpse of Britain’s Got Talent and saw the Bars and Melody audition: two young boys – one of whom suffered at the whim of “Mr Bully” – with a microphone and a rap, and a powerful message of hope.  Whether you are/have been bullied, or are just having a bad day, their song and its lyrics will either bring a tear to your eye or empower you to take a stand – or, in my case, both! Read more

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