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Eat well, live well: delicious recipes from Nourish

Last week we featured an extract from Nourish, a wonderful new book written by Sadie Frost, Amber Rose and Holly Davidson (pictured above) focusing on wellbeing for the mind, body and soul. It’s all too easy to forget to look after yourself when you’re caught up in the busy whirl of life, so we’re all for stopping for a second, reading some good advice and taking a little better care of ourselves. Amber, whose cookbook Love, Bake, Nourish we featured last year (her Anzac biscuits are ridiculously good) has created a host of delicious and nutritious recipes for Nourish, three of which we are lucky enough to feature here. In a week when the weather is promising to be foul and the nights are drawing in, a little bit of nourishment is just what we need……

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How to…get fit for summer

Oh how I need this post. I feel like Mrs Wobble at the moment. I used to be – relatively – fit. I ran 3-4 times a week, did the occasional yoga class and even have vague memories of being a member of a gym in my dim and distant past. But, times they’ve changed. After 3 babies, my stomach muscles are shot to bits, my bottom is in danger of being best friends with my ankles and my upper arms are about as far from Jennifer Aniston’s as you can imagine. I walk a lot, but this, my friends, is no longer enough. I feel the time has come to jump on the fitness bandwagon and actually do something – rather than just moan – about my body. I don’t know if I’ve just become aware of it, but being strong and healthy seems to be a bit of ‘a thing’ at the moment. From Susannah Taylor‘s story of how she embraced fitness in last weekend’s Times (I would link, but there’s a firewall) to Rachel Johnson’s feature yesterday on the same subject (again in The Times, sorry), being fit is very ‘now’. Not that I want to do…

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How I relax by Denise Leicester, Founder of ila

It should be easy to do. I mean, what could be more enjoyable, necessary or simple to do than relax? But, when I found myself without children, without work, without anything to do this weekend, I also found it hard to switch off. I’m so used to operating at full-pelt, that when it comes to simply just stopping and being and just chilling out, I couldn’t do it. I felt on edge and even a little guilty, when in fact, I should have just been luxuriating in the total deliciousness of it all.…

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Do you want to have a baby?

Now that’s a question. And not one, perhaps, that a stranger should be asking (it’s ok, you don’t have to tell me). If it is something you’re thinking of, either now or way off in the future, then you might be interested in Emma Cannon‘s hot-of-the-press new book, Total Fertility. A fertility, pregnancy and integrated women’s health expert, Emma is also an acupuncturist and has completed postgraduate training with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the treatment of infertility. A big believer in how the mind can effect the body, Emma is something of a guru in the world of pregnancy, post-birth health and the menopause. If you’re really interested in Emma’s work, you can even book an appointment to see her at her clinic in London, which offers an integrated approach to fertility and women’s health. With babies on our brain (if you haven’t read Natasha’s brilliant feature One Bump or Two, do so now), we asked Emma to explain a little more about fertility, babies and women’s health.…