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Why Women Should Do Resistance Training?

Let’s go back to the basics. What is the good old NHS website saying? Adults should do strengthening activities that work all the major muscles on at least 2 days a week.   I only ventured onto this website while studying towards my Personal Trainer Diploma. (Crazy, huh?) I was physically active all...

Compassion In Times Of Crisis

yaṁ hi na vyathayantyete puruṣhaṁ puruṣharṣhabha sama-duḥkha-sukhaṁ dhīraṁ so ’mṛitatvāya kalpate यं हि न व्यथयन्त्येते पुरुषं पुरुषर्षभ | समदु:खसुखं धीरं सोऽमृतत्वाय कल्पते || 15|| The person who is not disturbed by happiness or distress and is steady in both becomes eligible for liberation. – Bhagavad Gita 2.15 yam—whom; hi—verily; na—not; vyathayanti—distressed; ete—these; puruṣham—person; puruṣha-ṛiṣhabha—the noblest amongst men, Arjun; sama—equipoised; duḥkha—distress; sukham—happiness; dhīram—steady; saḥ—that person; amṛitatvāya—for liberation; kalpate—becomes eligible   Our mind is...

Adopt Don’t Shop – Underdog International

To celebrate Tazzie's 1st Birthday, I'm sharing the article I wrote for the Success Stories section for The Underdog International. My name is: Tazzie I came from: Greece Now I live in: South West London My favourite things are: peanut butter, squeaky pigs, squirrels, catching flies, sniffing my brother’s bum, showing off my jewels like ‘balls...

vastu-sāmye citta-bhedāt tayor vibhaktaḥ panthāḥ

वस्तुसाम्ये चित्तभेदात्तयोर्विभक्तः पन्थाः ॥१५॥ Each individual person perceives the same object in a different way, according to their own state of mind and projections. Everything is empty from its own side and appears according to how you see it. PYS IV.15   vastu - thing, object, or any existing or abiding substance or essence sāmye -...
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Why I’m Vegan?

My only regret about becoming vegan is not doing it sooner. - Ignatz Ziller II   And here we go, the dreaded ‘V’ word! But, no, I’m not going to hide behind the ‘plant-based’ diet term because veganism for me it’s not a diet: it’s a lifestyle. A lifestyle of eating colourful delicious...
Soaking nuts

Let’s get started!

If you love your food and are serious about cooking, but you don’t know where to start (like me three years ago) here are a few tips I’ve learnt along the way.  Keep your cupboards tidy Start by finding out what products you really have in your cupboards. This might sound daft...

Lettuce in the Cage

My Grandmother was French. This means that when visiting her we were fed a lot of weird food. And I’m only saying that because I grew up in Poland (still very much behind the iron curtain at the time) where anything foreign was treated with the utmost suspicion. As a...
Farmers Market

Why Farmers Markets are the new thing

I’ve been listening to a wonderful talk on TED Talks by Carl Honore 'In praise of slowness' and he said that farmers markets are currently having their renaissance. Why? A couple of reasons: there are more and more “slow” movements (Slow Food for example) and people start to realise that...