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Self help really can enable some of us to develop, change, or discover our ‘true selves’. Personally, I am finding that self help books are nothing but a load of old bollocks. Do the self help, ‘experts’, truly offer any practical tools to implement these changes? Is there anything already written that hasn’t already been
Now that so many of us are sleep-drunk from another heatwave, and the storms are fast approaching, it feels like an ideal time to curl up indoors with, ‘How To Hygge’, by Signe Johansen. I absolute love how the Nordic attitude to life is simplistic yet decadent, soulful yet matter of fact. Signe Johansen’s unapologetic
……with hard work, commitment, love, patience and a shit-tonne of hypoglycaemic attacks, I have recently shaped my verdant, unruly gardens into someplace worth collapsing in. Throughout the shovelling, planting and nurturing, I have been reflecting on the neglect I feel at a core soul level. If I were to post a screenshot of my spirit,
Have you shit in your bed recently? No? Believe me, then you really are, ‘Living The Dream’. In between oncology and cardiac care, I wondered if the patient before me watched the same fractals of sunlight pour though the blinds across this bed as they lay dying. The room felt like death the moment I
Apple, cinnamon and sultana overnight oats recipe – Serves 2 – generously. Apple Compote – Make this first 2-3 diced cored and skinned sweet apples Splash of vanilla essence Squeeze of runny honey Pinch of ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon of plump sultanas Simmer together on medium heat in a frying pan until apples soften slightly.
Throwback perusal through, ‘Do I Come Here Often?’, with the mordant, miserable and entirely loveable Henry Rollins. Rollins is an insightful man. His writing depicts an interesting and unusual paradox between intense masculinity and profound sensitivity. Emotionally eloquent throughout, the ‘Black Coffee Blues’, journal trilogy is well worth a read, especially if you’re tired of
Need a detox? Needing to purge any evil from your life? Relaxing in a salt bath is one of the most soothing and kindest acts to afford yourself when feeling stressed, exhausted and run down. The protective and healing properties of pure essential oils and salt reach far beyond the physical realm. It will serve
Soul Revival Smoothie Bowl – Serves 2-3 4-5 frozen chopped bananas 2 large handfuls of frozen blueberries/raspberries/strawberries A little coconut water to get the blender going Annihilate in a high powered blender with minimal liquid to sustain the consistency of, ‘nice cream’. Top with bee pollen, sunflower, chia seeds, fresh berries and gay flowers. Infuse
Life has been exceptionally difficult of late. Two stints in hospital. Abnormal ECGs. Overworked and underpaid kidneys. A savage muscle biopsy. The subsequent infection. Morphine night terrors. And the ever predictable and unwavering mortality crisis doing jazz hands in the limelight…..ad infinitum…..compulsory-mind-wank……yawn…. Whenever unwell and vulnerable, our ability to distinguish who might actually be whom
Routine Stand. Move. Collapse Drink potassium Collapse. Correct the hypo Piss out the calcium Sweat through the potassium Sleep off the magnesium Fight for oxygen Trick the renal distal tubular Drink from a rock pool (St Mark’s Solution) Correct the pH of the blood Assuage the disgruntled and flickering heart Collect 15mg of codeine and