Mindfulness: what is it and is it good, or is it a load of bollocks?

Mindfulness definitely sounds like a load of bollocks. It's the sort of word that sounds like it was made up by an American women's magazine columnist in an article about how she went to find herself at a yoga retreat up a mountain in Goa. Surprisingly, this is not the case. The word mindfulness was …

What’s been going on with my body: week two

There were a few cock-ups this week in the 'putting things in my mouth' department And that's not as sexual as it sounds. I just needed something more sensational than 'my diet's going alright'. Diet cock-ups: Alcohol in large quantities on Saturday night. Garlic bread with dinner on Sunday. Dark chocolate on strawberries afterwards (pretty conservative …