My full notes: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani. When I read the paper copy last summer I made detailed notes in Evernote so I that could refer to them easily. Since my move to Kindle, I do this with far fewer books so enjoy! You can also read my book review of this book here. Question the Brules  Often our religion or politics are … Continue reading My full notes: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

Book Review: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

I only review books that have blown my mind, helped me grow and taught me things I couldn’t possibly have figured out for myself. My reviews are bulleted for easy consumption. REASONS I ADORED THIS BOOK: It’s a very frank, vulnerable, personal insight into the mind of a woman who we know as a hugely wealthy and high-profile public figure. I thought her honesty was … Continue reading Book Review: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

7 things I learnt this week: 6th July 2019

That doing a weekly ‘what I learnt’ list of bullets is a brilliant way to consolidate, refine and commit to memory the most important learnings from the crazy amount of input I take on board each week (from Chip Conley on the Tim Ferriss podcast, episode 374) That if we can devote (huge amounts of) time to strategy sessions and business plans for our business, … Continue reading 7 things I learnt this week: 6th July 2019

Book Review: Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

I only review books that have blown my mind, helped me grow and taught me things I couldn’t possibly have figured out for myself. My reviews are bulleted for easy consumption. REASONS I ADORED THIS BOOK: (Abby Wambachis a two-time Olympic gold medallist, FIFA World Cup champion and the highest all-time international goal scorer for male and female soccer players. Abby packs a ton of … Continue reading Book Review: Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

4 breathing techniques you can do at work or anywhere

Breathing is one of the simplest tools we have at our disposal to combat stress, anxiety, rage, and whatever other negative emotions crop up at work, home or in the car. Breathing properly has a host of benefits, from delivering more oxygen to the brain to stimulating the parasympathetic (“rest and digest”) nervous system, lowering blood pressure and making us feel more present. These can … Continue reading 4 breathing techniques you can do at work or anywhere

Book Review: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

I only review books that have blown my mind, helped me grow and taught me things I couldn’t possibly have figured out for myself. My reviews are bulleted for easy consumption. You can buy this book here: REASONS I ADORED THIS BOOK: (I’ve read it 3x and made copious notes on Evernote which I dip into frequently, so you get the idea. I first read … Continue reading Book Review: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

An introduction to functional medicine

Many friends to whom I’ve waxed lyrical about functional medicine have not been familiar with the concept. If you too are unfamiliar, here is a short post to lay out the fundamentals of this amazing approach. I’ll be writing a lot more on this subject in other posts so please consider this an introduction only and skip it if, like me, you are a convert! … Continue reading An introduction to functional medicine

Why I’ve found myself obsessed by soil

We are getting sicker, and our planet is getting sicker. This is a double crisis for mankind but it is not a coincidence. The above should read: We are getting sicker because our planet is getting sicker. The need-to-know Nutrient-rich soil provides vital health benefits through the crops it nurtures Depleted soil produces crops that are far less nutritious for us, even if we’re eating … Continue reading Why I’ve found myself obsessed by soil

6 reasons why Emily Fletcher’s Ziva Technique is the most effective form of meditation I’ve tried

SPOILER: It’s because she removes all the reasons that make us feel like we ‘failed’ to meditate properly. I’ve been a bit of a ‘spiritual tourist’ with my meditation efforts over the last couple of years and have found it difficult to find a keeper. The main problem with most forms I’ve tried is that I can’t quiet my mind. It turns out that this … Continue reading 6 reasons why Emily Fletcher’s Ziva Technique is the most effective form of meditation I’ve tried

Creamy toasted pine-nut houmous

On my current gut-rebuild programme, which excludes all grains, chickpeas have taken centre-stage and I’ve been eating houmous with gay abandon only to remember the other day that houmous contains sesame (in the form of tahini) to which, it turns out, I am very intolerant.   I’ve been wanting to make my own houmous in any case, as it’s cheaper and a lot less processed … Continue reading Creamy toasted pine-nut houmous