Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I was walking with the dog this morning, basking in the emerging verdant majesty that is spring in full flood, I noticed a fresh new crop of Common Sorrel growing up on the edges of the pathways that had recently been mowed. Glancing around I could see masses of the stuff bursting forth likeContinue reading “Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe”

Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes Wild Garlic, or Bear Garlic and Ramsoms as it is also known, is one of springtime’s superstars. You generally can smell it before you see it. That wonderful, pungent aroma seeping through deciduous woodlands, promises a sensory bombardment of enticing odours and spicy taste sensations. Sending up new shoots from early March and flowering fromContinue reading “Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe”

Standing Desks – A Simple Solution to an Increasing Problem

Reading Time: 8 minutes Sitting is the new smoking. This is a phrase that has been increasingly heard over the past few years, and perhaps for good reason. In England the average sedentary time for working age adults is about 9.5 hours. This increases even more as we age. A 2011 study documented 800,000 people and their sitting habits.Continue reading “Standing Desks – A Simple Solution to an Increasing Problem”

Box Breathing – The Cheat Code to Stress Management

Reading Time: 5 minutes Stress Management is one of our 5 Circles of Health, our approach to forging happy, healthy, hard to kill humans. We know how important a healthy mind is in creating a healthy body, and vice versa. Stress management has a multitude of faces. We can manage our physical stress by applying the correct stimuli andContinue reading “Box Breathing – The Cheat Code to Stress Management”

7 Powerful Quotes That Changed My Perspective

Reading Time: 9 minutes They can hit you at any time, from anywhere. Maybe it’s a book you are reading. Perhaps it’s a podcast or an overheard conversation. Sometimes it’s a billboard or even an internet meme. But there are quotes, statements or proverbs that just hit you right in the feels. Those one liners that leave you dumbstruckContinue reading “7 Powerful Quotes That Changed My Perspective”

Glenn’s Chocolate, Coconut and Chia Seed Protein Balls

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’d love to be able to say that the overriding motivation for writing today’s recipe had nothing to do with the childish need to make innuendos about my balls. But this would be a filthy lie. WARNING!: If you haven’t already realised, Glenn has the mind and humour of an 8 year old. The compulsionContinue reading “Glenn’s Chocolate, Coconut and Chia Seed Protein Balls”

Why I love coffee and why I am reducing my intake

Reading Time: 7 minutes Coffee. That magical, dark liquid potion. That ambrosia of the slightly hyperactive gods. I bloody love it. I mean, if I had to choose between giving up one of my children or giving up coffee, there would likely be an inappropriately long pause. I have two children. There is only one coffee. My love affairContinue reading “Why I love coffee and why I am reducing my intake”

Kelley’s Fermented Garlic & Chilli Beans

Reading Time: 6 minutes As we have alluded to many times on this blog, we are big fans of fermenting. Whether that is our daily shot of coffee kombucha, protein-packed kefir milkshakes or a spoonful of sauerkraut on the side, we will shoehorn something fermented into our daily meals. This enthusiasm unfortunately has not rippled throughout the whole family,Continue reading “Kelley’s Fermented Garlic & Chilli Beans”

Training to be Batman – The Generalist’s Guide to Movement

Reading Time: 9 minutes The similarities between Bruce Wayne and myself are undeniable. Bruce Wayne is the multimillionaire playboy orphan, and caped vigilante who, after witnessing the brutal murder of both of his parents, vowed to take on the criminal underworld as the Caped Crusader, Batman. I, on the other hand, grew up in an ex-council house, currently haveContinue reading “Training to be Batman – The Generalist’s Guide to Movement”