How far should you go to get away from it all?

How far should you go to get away from it all?

I became hooked on retreats a few years go, after venturing out to Portugal one summer to indulge in a weeks worth of yoga practice. There’s something about taking a trip on your own, meeting like-minded strangers and learning to embrace new things that makes retreats feel a little bit like a holiday club for adults! It’s a voyage of discovery and most importantly a chance to destress and restore balance to your life. 

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BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

You may have caught sight of Ben Robertson (or BOKRA as he's artistically known) scaling the side of a building or two as he brings to life some of St Helier’s less-loved areas. As a graffiti artist he caught our attention through his involvement with the Skipton Art Series, redefining the way the local community interacts with art. I caught up with Ben at his studio to talk murals, the Island and why art is suddenly finding itself in the most unexpected places.

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My top tips for social media

My top tips for social media

As I look to teach my second class on social media and blogging for businesses next month, I thought it was about time I backed this up with an actual blog on the topic! Time seems to be slipping away from me at the moment, but this is always one topic I find very easy to discuss and share with others. My biggest hope is that more people will get on board with the power of social media and blogging (especially in Jersey) so that together we can make some positive change and share inspiring stories together. From my time as a blogger and getting to grips with this ever-changing world, here's what I've learnt about social media that may help you.

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The year nipples got big!

The year nipples got big!

I may be coming in a little late to the whole nipple debate, but this season they are so big (figuratively speaking) that its become very hard to ignore them. The Free the Nipple campaign was all to do with a woman's right to bare her boobs, but as someone keen to keep theirs firmly a mystery, I decided at the time not to delve deeper into the debate. Then I encountered the wonderfully stylish Trinny Woodall. Utterly fabulous, yet not a big fan of wearing bras. I started to wonder I am out of touch here? Is showing your nipples now the done thing? 

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Why blog?

Why blog?

It’s been a while since I talked about my new found career as a writer and blogger, and while there can’t be many left that haven’t heard me harp on about how much I love it, I thought maybe we were due a recap! Quite a few people have approached me about how to get into blogging and even more have asked me the secret of how to leave a career in finance for something more rewarding. I’ve been surprised and saddened to realise just how many people there are out there working nine to five in a job they hate. 

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Is there life after boxing?

Is there life after boxing?

So I’m completely done in. Emotionally raw, exhausted and burnt out. After a continuous stream of over twelve months training for a boxing bout that never materialised I feel lost and ready to give up on the sport altogether. With so much of my life involving sports and a need to always be driven by the next goal, its hard to contemplate life without that competitive edge. But I cant even remember the last time I just sat down and did nothing, just took in life around me. With a family, a new career and blogging in what spare time I have, is it time to give up on being the best at everything? Can my next challenge really be to live without a challenge?

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