Entries by Julie Bladon

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Apple Dressing

Here’s another recipe from the recommended Davinia’s Sugar-Free in a Hurry recipe book. I’m still enjoying working my way through this book and experimenting with the recipes. I love mackerel and it is a great fish as it is available locally here.  The apple dressing didn’t seem to have enough zing for me so I […]

Book Review: Braving The Wilderness by Brené Brown

‘The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.’ ~ Brené […]

Book Review: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Recently in a discussion with a friend he quoted from Letters to a Young Poet as we discussed embracing isolation, experiencing solitude and the impact this can have on the process of creativity. I was intrigued and […]

Butternut Squash & Couscous Salad

Our Bala Brook cook, Christine, recently recommended Davinia’s Sugar-Free in a Hurry recipe book.  Christine is an avid foodie and is always trying new recipes.  Upon this recommendation I’ve bought this book and I’m enjoying making the recipes which are super simple with easily accessible ingredients.  Even if you are not following a sugar-free diet […]

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New Yoga Nidra Designs for 2018

My designer niaski.co.uk has produced a beautiful range of flyers and business cards for my 2018 Yoga Nidra workshops. I will be teaching this popular workshop in three venues in 2018 – Lotus Loft, Exeter; Jala Flow Yoga, Sidmouth; and Yarner House, Bovey Tracey. All of 2018 Yoga Nidra workshop dates are up on my […]


Popular Yoga Philosophy Books

“The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras” by Ravi Ravindra The teaching in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is for the transformation of the whole of a human being – body, mind and soul. The first aim of yoga is the development of a steady attention. Difficulties and obstacles to this steady way of being are discussed in […]

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Sleep Better Tonight! 6 Bedtime Rituals

Article by Shannon Sexton, Courtesy of Yoga International, USA Yoga and Ayurveda offer surprising insights into the sources of insomnia. Read on to learn more—and then try 6 simple practices that can help you sleep better tonight. We are a sleep-starved nation. Sixty-three percent of American adults do not get eight hours of sleep at […]