Wellbeing

Nurture Three Day Juice Cleanse – Nourishment or Nonsense?

Nurture Three Day Juice Cleanse – Nourishment or Nonsense?

I can already see you rolling your eyes. Juices?! As in… no food?! Well, no solids… yes. For three days. It happened, I did it, and it was amazing for my body, my mind and my blood sugars. More detail on that in a bit, but just what exactly would possess a food loving self-confessed […]

Savasana In The Sky – Yoga at the top of The Shard

Savasana In The Sky – Yoga at the top of The Shard

Hot yoga, ashtanga yoga, gravity yoga… it’s all happening in the world of the bendy. But how about yoga among the actual clouds? Y’know, up there in the sky? Not possible, you say. Well… it is when you head 68 floors up to the top of Europe’s tallest building for your class. I was invited […]

Generation Social Validation

Generation Social Validation

I just read that takes on average 5 minutes and 45 seconds to get the perfect ‘impromptu’ selfie shot. 5 minutes and 45 seconds does not suggest one is capturing a candid moment does it? The effect of social media on how and why we receive perceived ‘validation’ through likes and comments via a screen […]

Who Says You Need Two? Monokini for breast cancer survivors shows us what’s really beautiful

Who Says You Need Two? Monokini for breast cancer survivors shows us what’s really beautiful

A picture popped up on my Twitter timeline this morning so utterly fabulous I wanted to derobe and dance on the desk with joy. This wasn’t the ‘latest’ from Kimye’s honeymoon (yawn), nor a particularly pretty yet completely financially unachievable new pair of shoes… but this. HOW FREAKING INCREDIBLE IS THIS?! This a woman who is […]

A Life of Excess – Are We Missing The Point?

A Life of Excess – Are We Missing The Point?

2014. 9.45am. London. I’m walking along Oxford Street heading towards work and, much like 99% of the people scurrying alongside me, behind me, in front of me, towards me, away from me; I’m apparently in a rush. I’m actually only in a rush because everyone else is in a rush – the street itself demands […]

The Lowest Low. The Highest High.

The Lowest Low. The Highest High.

I woke in a blurry haze in the dead of night and felt my chest tighten as I attempted to inhale and figure out what had interrupted my slumber. I recognised the shaky, empty, slightly numb feeling I’d had countless times before. Oh shit. Hypo. I wasn’t in my own bed – I was in […]

New Year, New Chat. Expanding The Site!

New Year, New Chat. Expanding The Site!

2014. Ohhhhhmygaaaad. This is my eighteenth year as a diabetic. I become a diabetic adult this year. Ha. Do I know much more now than I did as a newly diagnosed nine-year-old? Hopefully. Am I still getting it wrong? Definitely. So January is actually almost over, but I’ve been thrown into 2014 headfirst at work, […]

EXCLUSIVE: Este HAIM Talks to YFT1 About Life With Diabetes

EXCLUSIVE: Este HAIM Talks to YFT1 About Life With Diabetes

Scroll to the bottom if you can’t be jacked to read my waffle. The vid’s there, worry not. Sooo… major jokes that this happened. Still can’t get over it (although it’s clear to see by account of how much gushing I manage in 180 seconds). Everybody be cool. It was a right place right time […]

Yoga Review Published on Hip & Healthy

Yoga Review Published on Hip & Healthy

Hello! I’ve been writing stuff again… a few months ago I passed myself off as a ‘savvy cyclist’ (their words, not mine) in an article for health and well-being site Hip & Healthy. I’ve made it on there again – this time a written non-diabetes related review of my heavenly trip to Kaliyoga in Spain […]

Listen: YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery

Listen: YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery

ARGHHHHHHH!!! I did it, and we didn’t get taken off air. Phew. So as I explained, I was asked to go on BBC Radio 1’s Surgery to talk about living with type 1. As thrilled and excited as I was to be asked, and as comfortable as I am in my workplace with my colleagues, […]