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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?…

LifeWomen

#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.…

Health

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.…

HealthLife

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? …

LifeWomen

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. …

LifeWomen

Life Lessons: 10 Things I Know at 40

Last year, I turned 40. (40! How did that happen? I don't have a problem with the age itself (it doesn't feel like particularly big deal these days - just me?) but where did those years go? I swear I was 27 about five years ago.) I've been meaning to write this for a while - the life lessons I've learned in 40 years, what I know now to be true (for me), and the opening of a new year seems as good a time as any. …

Life

Happy Christmas!

And a very merry, restful, hopeful New Year - from us t…

Life

Are we telling the truth?

Last night, Natasha and I received a message from somebody questioning our integrity. She had 'suspicions' that we weren't disclosing paid-for posts, gifts and partnerships and wanted to confront us about it. So, the question is, are we telling the truth?…