What’s All This Fuss About Pickles?

What’s All This Fuss About Pickles?

It seems like everywhere I look right now I’m seeing pickled cucumbers. Pickles on Facebook, pickles on Instagram, pickles in the news. I’m dreaming of pickles. So what’s all the fuss about?   This pickle preoccupation seems to be largely based on the benefits of...
Healthy Comfort Foods: Cauli, Mac & Cheese

Healthy Comfort Foods: Cauli, Mac & Cheese

We all have those days when we just want to eat something stodgy and comforting. Maybe the weather is miserable, or maybe we’ve had a difficult day or are just tired. Maybe we’re craving those wonderful childhood foods that take us back to more carefree times. Enter...
Do You Need A Digital Detox?

Do You Need A Digital Detox?

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Kiss your spouse good morning? Have a good stretch? Marvel at the coming of a new day?   I check my phone.   In fact, I’m checking my phone even before I’ve fully opened my eyes, squinting at it and trying to focus. Oh,...
Self-Improvement. Is It A Dirty Word?

Self-Improvement. Is It A Dirty Word?

Self-improvement is not a dirty word. It seems strange to even have to say these words but nevertheless, it’s ok to want to improve yourself. It’s not anti-feminist or against the body positivity movement as I have seen implied. It doesn’t make you shallow. I don’t...
Our Double Lives

Our Double Lives

I recently met up with a friend who lives abroad and I don’t often get to see. After having a chat about how things were going for the two of us, she said, ‘I look at your social media and your life looks so idyllic and perfect. But it’s not really like that is it?...