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How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

Food is such an immediate pleasure. This month, let’s take the pressure off food and explore other ways to meet our desires and enjoy living 1.Paradigm-shift your pleasure. Think about how pleasure was presented to you as a child, and the rolemodels in your life….

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What healthy food will get you through Winter?

What healthy food will get you through Winter?

In Summer there’s salad, and you don’t even have to try to want it, you just do. And you crave fruit. But in Winter, you crave gravy. And that’s not great for every day eating. So what foods have got you through? This was a…

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Snow, hail, rain, blue sky, wind bending the trees, clouds zooming. May you seize every sunbeam After scouring the internet for flights to Malaga and Tel Aviv, we’ve settled for celebrating Spring by taking the whippers for four nights in a shed in a nowhere…

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Growing radishes amid leaf mulch and dogmess

Growing radishes amid leaf mulch and dogmess

Learning wild gardening – here’s the first field report from my Berlin urban guerilla garden. There’s beauty in the detail Not paradise yet Since I started an urban garden with my daughter, I’ve mainly picked out dogmesses and fallen tiny pears from the tree we’ve…

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Draw a kids’ book #3: Colour it in

Draw a kids’ book #3: Colour it in

Colouring¬†can slow you down if you don’t splash on the digital paint. When you’re using iPad to draw a kids’ book, you can tidy it later One thing I found really helps with this is to use your layers in Brushes app. Keep your outlines…

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Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

It’s yoga¬†fortnight on illustratedguidetolife! With some things, like, um, well, sport in general, (and yoga in particular) I’m forced to enjoy being good enough Can you do this posture? RickAstlyassnah Never gonna wrap the back of my knee calf round behind my neck. Never gonna…

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Sarah Sheldon’s Big Deshishions: (5) Have not-so-great expectations

Sarah Sheldon’s Big Deshishions: (5) Have not-so-great expectations

Travel, romance and adventure. Fly; find love; find yourself. These are the fictions that I’ve fed myself, says Sarah Sheldon. For greater good times, get real Sarah Sheldon writes: Expectations sky high One of my first ever memories is of the distant glittering lights of…

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The truth about why we shop

The truth about why we shop

Is it because we are duped into it by a bunch of advertising? Because we are laydeez with credit cardz? Or maybe we need inspiration I have spent the last week in malls. Searching for my soul in a mall. I’ve found a pack of…

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Sarah Sheldon’s Big Deshishions: (3) Plan for pleasure

Sarah Sheldon’s Big Deshishions: (3) Plan for pleasure

God forbid I should actually enjoy myself, says comedian Sarah Sheldon of her drive to self-improve Sarah Sheldon writes: Guilty pleasures When I was at school I used to do a lot of extra-curricular activities, usually with my friend Liz, who lived around the corner….

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Monday

Monday

Monday tidal wave. Good luck with your week, people. The water’s less cold once you’re fully drenched. And the leisure of the weekend is not lost The schism between weekend and workweek doesn’t just disappear if you work for yourself, or even if you don’t…

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