I have been 5ft 10 inches since I was 11 years old. It happened overnight. I went from being a little bit taller than everyone else to towering above the whole class in what seemed like 24 hours. I don’t mind being tall; in fact, I quite like it. Of course, there are some #tallgirlproblems. For example, some guys that I fancy come up quite short; I am always at the back of the group photo, and I don’t make many friends at concerts towering in front of people like a big black leather clad sequined human wall. I honestly…

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After spending a week in the wellness research rabbit hole, it struck me that most articles and information about wellness is staying fit, eating right and participating in Ukraine gymnastic-like yoga. I like you try my best to get it all right, from supplements, to spinning and from meditating to not drinking a bottle of wine each night. And most of the time I do okay. But I think wellness is a more 360 affair, and about appreciating the shadows of our lives, as well as the Instagram, razzle-dazzle. How many of you have woken up and felt pretty crappy,…

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  I went to borough market the other day, London’s most vibrant food market. Thursday to Saturday are your best bet to visit when it’s all whistles and bells, and all the stalls are open. Take a trip there then, and you can see it in its full technicolour sweet and savoury beauty. I came across a fruit and vegetable stall bursting with just unpacked produce called Ted’s and happily spent the best part of a tenner there. As I sat on the circle line home with a 1 metre long purple sprouts stem sticking out of my bag, I…

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Happy new Year to you all. I hope that you had a good one and things went according to plan. That’s the challenge on New Years isn’t it? We put so much pressure on ourselves to have a good time, to dress up and to go out when often all we want to do is curl up at home with some good food and a movie. I was married in my early twenties and had my wonderful daughter Ella who is now 21. At the time I was still modelling and really keen to get back into pre- pregnancy shape.…

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I’m not a meditation teacher. Like so many things related to wellbeing and self-care, I prefer to call myself a researcher and an experiencer. I like to delve deep into things, experience them for myself and then share them with others. My meditation journey began three decades ago when my friend drove me up to the blue mountains in Sydney to do a 10 day meditation course called Vipassana. No talking, no phones or anything for 10 days. At the time I was only 16 and I was silent for the whole three hour drive up there. And when we…

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