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I’m into simple Scandi-style eating this month - and it’s not just about wow ingredients like this 10-day smoked salmon, home-made in the little brick smokehouse at @limewoodhotel Make things convivial with sharing platters of deliciousness on wood, slate or metal for a smorgasbord of colour, flavour and texture. #thisistheantidote⠀

I’m into simple Scandi-style eating this month – and it’s not just about wow ingredients like…

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There are lots of books out there helping us to understand and deal with mental health issues (we all have them at some stage in life FACT, some more regularly than others), but this one is the most accessible, helpful, practical, down to earth and dare I say FUN one I have read so far! Lots of expert authors and journalists agree. Even the jaunty mustard-yellow jacket and sweet illustrations are a lift. ‘A book for mad, sad and glad days *from someone who’s right there with you’ sums up its author. @maggyvaneijk #thisistheantidote⠀

There are lots of books out there helping us to understand and deal with mental health…

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Deeply nutritive and anti-inflammatory, with twelve nourishing plant extracts rich in essential fats, vitamins, phytonutrients and antioxidants, Scar Oil from Iloveskin was formulated by a naturopath to offer a simple, natural and effective way to reduce the appearance of scars left by surgery, acne or life’s cuts and scrapes. More at Iloveskin.co.uk. #thisistheantidote

Deeply nutritive and anti-inflammatory, with twelve nourishing plant extracts rich in essential fats, vitamins, phytonutrients and…

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I was at this (pic) hot new book launch last night @selfcarefortherealworld. Written by yoga teacher @nadianarain and her healthy foodie sister @katianarainphillips | Self-care is the new buzz word for looking after yourself basically (trying not to be over that phrase before it’s even fully taken off 🙄) It's amazing really that we actually need help with giving a dam about ourselves. But we get taught everything else at school, the Maths, the English the History etc etc but regular lessons in North, South, East, West, Inside, outside do the Hokey Cokey... on how to care and be cared for? Absolute minimum. Sure, one of that's mum and dad's key jobs but what if they don't/didn't know how to care for themselves and deeply for another? How can someone teach something they haven't learnt them self? It’s not intuitive to most. 
Well now there's this book, and many more before it and plenty that will come after it that have been written from the heart by brilliant caring types. It's apparently super practical. I'm about to get reading it but these chicks have already given it the thumbs up:
@reesewitherspoon @siennathing @samtaylorjohnson #openuniversitycareformedegree #learntolookafteryourself #selfcarefortherealworld #MHS #MyHealthService #thisistheantidote

I was at this (pic) hot new book launch last night @selfcarefortherealworld. Written by yoga teacher…

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Snuggling under beautiful crisp sheets cannot be underestimated. Especially at this time of year when we want to hibernate. Love this bed inspiration via @midnatt.official, and with it, a reminder to prioritise rest so we can be full of the joys of Spring when the crocuses start to push through (which is usually around Feb FYI). Studies have shown that whilst the shorter days & colder nights make us hanker after hunkering down and wanting more sleep than usual, it is actually harder to have a consistent & restful night's sleep in Winter. Less natural light disrupts and confuses our body's internal clock - one of the many reasons we often feel tired and sluggish and like we are glued to our beds on those bleak mid winter mornings. So cut yourself some slack, allow for a little extra rest & relaxation divine duvet time... #thisistheantidote

Snuggling under beautiful crisp sheets cannot be underestimated. Especially at this time of year when we…

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So it’s packed lunch month right? Food on the go for the whole family to save pounds of both types. Soup it! ⠀
I love these Laken Thermo Flasks (@lakenbottles) for Hot Food - Insulated Stainless Steel 0.5 Liter + Neoprene Cover⠀
They tick all the boxes: ⠀
- Leak proof, even for liquids.⠀
- Carrying pouch with Velcro handle.⠀
- Food grade stainless steel & vacuum insulated food container for hot/cold food, solid or liquid, up to 10 hours.⠀
- No Bisphinol A, phthalates, lead or other harmful substances.⠀
- Doesn't retain or impart flavors. 
Oh and good-looking enough for the coolest lunchbox. #thisistheantidote #lunchonthego #lunchbox

So it’s packed lunch month right? Food on the go for the whole family to save…

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Flowers with a minimalist touch | There’s no need to go overboard with blowsy bouquets. With lagom in mind, keep your colour scheme minimal and use no more than three types of flower – or even one if it’s a striking single hydrangea, ornamental cabbage or magenta camellia. At this time of year we also love hellebores, pussy willow and the delicacy of aconites and snowdrops. #thisistheantidote

Flowers with a minimalist touch | There’s no need to go overboard with blowsy bouquets. With…

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Are you a ‘NEED, COFFEE’ the moment the alarm goes off person? You may or may not be surprised to discover your 'first-thing-in-the-morning' caffeine hit may be doing you more harm than good. Click the link in my bio to find out the best time to drink your must-have morning brew. #thisistheantidote⠀

Are you a ‘NEED, COFFEE’ the moment the alarm goes off person? You may or may…

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Nutritional therapist Gabriela Peacock has launched a range of genuinely effective easy-to-use kits to help you detox, boost energy and balance mood (plus two party essentials: SOS Me, which protects the liver, rebalances the body and increases energy levels and Glam Me, promoting glowing skin, a flatter stomach and boosted energy - but we are abstaining from that side of life for a bit, right?!) ⠀
Covering 3, 14 and 28 days, the bio-intense (ie super-charged with ingredients that work) supplements and booster powders for men and women – Calm Me, Clean Me, Energise Me, Protein Me and Slim Me – offer bespoke solutions for busy modern lifestyles. The complete daily dose of nutrition helps replenish us from the effects of sleep deprivation, hormone imbalance, skin ageing and alcohol. @gp_nutrition is available from gpnutrition.com. #thisistheantidote

Nutritional therapist Gabriela Peacock has launched a range of genuinely effective easy-to-use kits to help you…

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Domestic de clutter | various health experts agree that January isn’t about punishing detoxes or depressing deprivation, it’s the bleakest month of the year for goodness sake! But after the excess we do need to recalibrate. Intelligent, intuitive health needs nourishment not punishment, simplicity not scarcity and space and clarity not mess and unnecessaries. Especially when it comes to, let’s call it a dietary reset. So before you plan your healthy new year menus, make sure your cooking and eating space is calm, inviting and clutter-free. Your cupboards are lean not mean, your eating plan kind and easy not complicated, bizarre and doomed to fail. Clear the decks all round. Do you really need to keep that breadmaker? More on decluttering and why it makes good intentions easier and us feel good on our website. Link in bio #thisistheantidote⠀

Domestic de clutter | various health experts agree that January isn’t about punishing detoxes or depressing…

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Happy new year Antidoter’s! When it comes to resolutions, there’s none better than to nurture body, mind and soul. The Antidote, named because of the meaning: A medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison/something that counteracts an unpleasant feeling or situation), was set up here to help with all things wellness-y. Info comes via all the brilliant wellness warriors, spas and genuine health and beauty experts we have access to and we have loads to share this year. So here’s to a happy, healthy and harmonious 2018 🌟💫✨ #thisistheantidote #happynewyear

Happy new year Antidoter’s! When it comes to resolutions, there’s none better than to nurture body,…

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It has global recognition and is an emotional trigger for most of us yet we sing the first couple of lines of Auld Lang Syne at the top of our voices then mumble/hum the rest that we have no idea of, into our champagne glasses on NYE! So a digital song sheet is on my site - link in Bio But being a Scot I need to share a snapshot of the meaning of traditional NYE midnight song too.
1) It derives from a 1788 Scots poem by Robert Burns, now set to the tune of a traditional folk song.  2) Burns wasn’t actually the originator of the song; it's a piece which partially reproduces, partially originally pens an older folk tune. ⠀
3) "for auld lang syne" essentially means "for (the sake of) old times". ⠀
4) Whilst never intended to act as a farewell to the old year, its essence is a homage to the preservation of our oldest, dearest friendships; and perfect as a reflective prompt for New Year's Eve, a time when we come together to recall and celebrate past joys and sorrows together. And on that note (boom boom!) I wish you all a happy, healthy and most importantly - fun-filled new year! or bliadhna Mhath Ùr for the Scots Gaelic speakers. #thisistheantidote #happynewyear

It has global recognition and is an emotional trigger for most of us yet we sing…

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For mini Antidotes...

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Brekky with the most down to earth Joe Wicks, The Body Coach – A foody fitty phenomena. Lean in… https://t.co/QkianxGXVH

RT @Selfridges: Nourish your mind and soul at a #BodyTalk event hosted by @The_Antidote__ in the #BodyStudio https://t.co/XvB8B04u36 https:…

Think I need a run this morning…. @ Richmond Park https://t.co/NXhgm0hojo

@selfridges it’s happening and we’re selling out fast…#selfridges #bodystudio #BODYTALK @… https://t.co/C55gXZc2lh

You know how much I like to talk right, especially about matters of heart BODY’n soul? Well I’m… https://t.co/brpEpYFNF1

Me and green powdery drinks… As I say, needs must…#getitdownya @ London Barnes Bridge https://t.co/Rl8w1cw1ud

Needs must: Fundamental nutritional formula to support energy, detox, brain function, digestion… https://t.co/XzxiPFit5o

Sunday brunch #screen free #lego #building #bonding #talking #listening (posted after brekky! 😉) https://t.co/eotKapF5UH

The 2 office bandits as jasminerconto has named them! My gorgeous boys wearing Baker & Bray… https://t.co/Fvoyl6zedh

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