Inspired Living

I’ve been reminiscing with a friend of mine about the 2012 Olympics here in the UK. It was such a joyful time. The vibe and excitement captured the nation. I saw sports I didn’t even know existed (I know, where have I been?!) and I spoke to people who weren’t sports fans but who thoroughly enjoyed…

Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder

FACT: We are bombarded daily with images of 20 something’s looking glamorous with perfect hair and skin. We are told grey hair and wrinkles are ‘not the way to go’ and that by the time we get to a certain age we must stop wearing clothes that show anything that might be deemed unsightly! What they don’t tell you…

Just Be Good To You

Every day there are a multitude of things to think about and do; work, time with family & friends and building relationships. There is always something important to do and someone else to help. Helping others is a beautiful thing but what about you; when do you find time to help yourself… to be good to…

50 And Fabulous! 5 Inspiring Ways To Make Your Life BETTER With Age

Now is YOUR time to live the life you’ve always wanted. I knew it was coming, but it’s finally here. I’m 50 — now what? If you just turned or will turn 50 this year, like me, you’re rubbing shoulders with some fabulous women: Diane Lane (from Under The Tuscan Sun — one of my favorite films of all time), Sex And The City kitten Kristen Davis,…

Wrinkles & Stress Go Hand In Hand; 6 Ways to Live A Wrinkle Free Life

If wrinkles are not working for you… stress less!  If wrinkles aren’t working for you… stress less! To be honest, wrinkles are probably the least of your concerns when it comes to the impact of stress. Did you know that: 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress (US) An estimated 442,000 individuals…

Netflix & Chill Makes You BORING! Here Are 5 Things To Do Instead

We watch more than FIVE hours of TV a DAY! It’s time for a change… Would it surprise you to know that adults in the US will spend an average of 5 hours, 31 minutes watching television or movies each day this year? Apart from the fact that TV can be overwhelmingly depressing or brain deadening, is that…

The Great Excuse… "I Didn't Feel Like It"

When you think there is nothing left in the fuel tank, go one more round! I got up this morning and was due to go for a run (only 3 miles) but ‘didn’t feel like it’. How many times has that stopped you from doing something; how you feel? Then I asked myself a simple question – so what? Going for my run has nothing to do with what I feel like doing and more about doing what I want to do to get the health & fitness benefits I desire. What’s more important; the great excuse ‘I didn’t feel like it’ or my health? Easy win! Dressed, trainers on, headset in place and off I went. It was a slow start, I could feel the emotional resistance but I kept pushing until eventually, one mile in, it felt comfortable. I had pushed through the barrier and was now entering ‘happy’ land. You see, there was no valid reason for me not to run, it was just a ‘feeling’. By simply questioning the feeling and its validity…

Suck It Up Or Change…

It’s not every day you get to publish a book and share your thoughts about how we get stuck in life and the need to get unstuck before we completely ruin our health. Today, however, I had some of my thoughts on the topic published on Amazon and it’s available right now for £0.99! Grab…

Life Lessons From The World Of Sport

One of the reasons I love the world of health & fitness is that it is so much more than about getting fit, physically & mentally. I had the pleasure of listening to the story of the amazing legendary UCLA Coach, John Wooden, a coach who taught essential life lessons to his team in the…

Health & Fitness… It's A Lifestyle

Being Fit & Healthy Quote For The Day: “Getting fit and changing your eating habits are not ‘quick fixes’ for a holiday, wedding or a special birthday event; health & fitness is a lifestyle, a commitment, it’s for life…” One life, live it well! Live Blissfully, YvonneB

And The Fitness Guru of 2016 Is…

Pokémon!! Can you believe it?  Not only is Pokémon smashing app sales it is also getting people off their couches, away from the TV screen and onto the streets. And it would appear Pokémon has been transformational for some. Take Sam Clark for instance, he claims to have lost more than 12 kilos. Hitting the streets to…