Sunday, 14 August 2016

The Summer Series: let's get healthy


It's been a couple of weeks since I have been around here, and a lot has been happening. I went on another amazing retreat with Shine Yoga Retreats, this time in La Alpujarra region in Andalusia, and it was incredible! For me going back to Spain doesn't often feel like a proper holiday, as I tend to visit friends and family and the landscape feels very familiar, but I had never been to this region and I hadn't been anywhere that felt so remote either. It was like stepping back into the past.

Whenever I am on a retreat I always feel amazing. I feel stronger, lighter, more relaxed and energised at the same time. Eating healthily, moving and spending time in nature does that to me, and I always come back full of resolutions and new habits to bring into my every day life.

So today, when I was wondering which of my past posts I could share again, I thought this one about 20 small tips for a healthier life seemed very appropriate. When I read it this morning it was a very good reminder for myself, because I still stand by every single one of those 20 and they are the things that keep me healthy.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Summer Series: Lazy summer days

Hello and happy Sunday!

While you read this I will hopefully be in Las Alpujarras region in Southern Spain on a yoga retreat with Shine Yoga, and boy, am I ready for this break! In the past month I have had two bad colds, I fell off my bike and injured my wrist, and started a new job which I am loving but that is keeping me on my toes, so a week of yoga, laughter and hikes in Sierra Nevada feels like just what the doctor ordered.

For the past couple of days I have been thinking about how difficult it is to not do anything at all sometimes, or at least without feeling guilty, and it reminded me of this post about the sweetness of doing nothing from last year. One of the things I miss the most about living in Spain is the stillness of summer afternoons.

Hope you enjoy this week's read and that you find some time today to do absolutely nothing!

Inma x

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Summer Series: it's all about confidence!


I'm sitting outside in the garden, with a big jug of lemon and mint water, in shorts and a short sleeved t-shirt, and this can only mean that, at long last, on the 17th July, it feels like summer in the UK!

Today I wanted to look back at a post I wrote about confidence. Weirdly, the beginning of summer always feels a daunting time, one when I don't feel my most confident. I often worry about wearing a bikini on holiday, not being as toned and slim as I would like...

Confidence is something I always have to work hard at, whether it is about my physical appearance or my ability at work, at blogging... you name it! So I thought today was a good day to look back at this post from October in which I share 9 steps to build self confidence.

Hope you enjoy it!

Inma x

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