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The Power of Three: How Not To Do It All

Three. That's the number of things from a set list you can prioritise on any one day. Choose; focus; and give your all - rather than trying (and failing) to do everything well. Sound intriguing?…


#InspiringWomen: Julia Yule and Christina Moss of Bloom & Blossom

Meet Julia Yule and Christina Moss. Sister-in-laws, businesswomen, mothers and forces of nature. There are people who talk about making things happen - and then there are the people who get out and do it. Julia and Christina are the women behind Bloom & Blossom - the natural skincare brand for mamas and babies which quite literally started life around the kitchen table and is now a household name, favoured by a certain Duchess of Cambridge.…


Insomnia: Is this how to sleep better tonight?

Back in December, I posted on Instagram about how my intermittent insomnia has returned to haunt me. 'Help', I asked, 'Anyone got any tips for beating the insomnia beast?' Well, it seems hundreds of you do, actually (and there are plenty of fellow sufferers). I promised to let you know how I got on - so here it is: an absolute bevy of insomnia-tackling tips.…


Find The One: How to fall in love with exercise

Brace yourselves. Alex and I have a confession to make. We have both found The One. Not that One. The other one. Exercise. We feel stronger, healthier, more balanced and sleep better. What's not to love? …


Foods and supplements to beat the January blues

UGHHH. January. I was doing ok at the beginning of the month when staying in, going to bed early and hibernating was what the doctor ordered after the excesses of Christmas, but the last two weeks of grey skies and rain has seriously started to lower my mood. So rather than ditch the family and book a solo flight to the Maldives I'm turning to nutritional advice, some great supplements and nourishing food....…


Meet your new favourite shopping destination (and be inspired by its owner)

As much as we love the high street is for a quick fix, as we get older we like to make sartorial investments. Our secret weapon on such occasions is a boutique where the owners' taste tallies so perfectly with your own that it's as though they've edited the collections just for you. A boutique like Iris, for instance. It now has eight gorgeous branches across London (and a burgeoning website), selling exactly what we want to wear. Co-owner Annie Pollet tells us about building a business, having an eye for a great brand and somehow managing family life on top of that. …