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Fighting fatigue: natural remedies for body and soul

As winter approaches and the general vibration here in London seems to be one of increasing busyness and stress, in the run up to our Return to Self workshop on November 27th, I wanted to share some insights gathered through my studies and personal experience surrounding fighting fatigue naturally, battling […]

Sacred Space: Return to Self workshop, November 27

Join Ben and me for an afternoon of decompression and restoration as we let go of stress, tension and the busy mind and explore new tools to return to our true vibrant selves. After spending the last two years diving deep together on the road from over-stressed burnout back to vitality, we […]

Reflections on Doula support: by Yolande Diver 

I recently started attending Yolande’s wonderful prenatal yoga classes in Walthamstow, and as our after-class talks unfolded I felt called to invite her to share the essence behind her work as a pregnancy yoga teacher and doula in this new space, dedicated to motherhood in all its stages and forms. I hope […]

Penelope Chilvers: a conscious force of creativity and care

I am passionate about keeping dying crafts alive. When I watch my artisans working with their hands I am reminded every time that their manipulation of leather makes beautiful crafted details that machines cannot imitate alone. Fusing a conscious and sustainable approach to design with a unique eye for craftsmanship […]

The best gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

A few weeks and multiple batches of cookies ago, my beloved sister Tehya Sky sent me this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe from California, where she has been making and demolishing them with equal joy and fervour for her household and her friends. She even sent me a photo of […]

Giving up shampoo: my journey so far

Two months ago I felt called to try and stop using conventional shampoo. I have long been aware of feeling chained to the hair washing spiral and my dependence on store-bought shampoo has become increasingly at odds with a passionate pursuit of natural alternatives for personal care and beauty products. And yet […]

Blueberry and quinoa muffins 

This wholefood gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe from my book is full of surprise ingredients including quinoa, chia, oat, apple puree and banana. They are moist, sturdy and delicious, full of protein-building amino acids, naturally sweet and balanced with blood sugar-regulating cinnamon, offering so much more than your average bakery treat; I love […]

Last of summer strawberry salad 

This summer we have had a love affair with strawberries that surely cannot be rivalled. Our local store gets in the biggest, reddest, juiciest ones and I just couldn’t get enough. Never has fruit held so much juicy joy and goodness for me as in these first months of pregnancy, […]

Trippen: for modern adventures

As summer draws to a sleepy close and Autumn feelings start to fill the still-warm city air, where many moons ago I would have felt excited by new season trends and directions, instead I find myself exhausted by our culture’s   constant drive to make us consume, purchase, overhaul and […]

Gluten-free courgette bread

Image: Rahel Weiss, The Naturalista – nourishing recipes to live well This easy and indispensable gluten-free courgette bread is one of the most popular and widely loved recipes from from my book. I wrote it under Everyday Essentials, and since my blog was conceived with the idea of creating exactly that, it seems time I […]