Healthy Living - Sophie Hellyer, Cold Water Swimmer & Founder of Rise Fierce
Sophie grew up in Devon (UK) and loved the water from a young age. She became a champion surfer and model in her late teens but, as her career has progressed, she has pushed for a more inclusive surfing culture, with particular focus on feminism and diverse representation. She has also become a prominent spokesperson on ocean pollution, sustainability and ethical fashion. Sophie has written about these topics for publications such as The Independent, GQ Magazine, Glamour and Surf Girl. She even gave a TEDx talk in which she flashed her menstrual cup. Sophie founded Rise Fierce, a cold-water swimming community which empowers women through wild swimming and kinship. Currently living by the sea in Cornwall (UK), she regularly hosts Rise Fierce retreats across the UK – incorporating wild swimming, surfing, yoga and women’s circles – where she encourages other women to jump in and rise up. Sophie is also a qualified instructor for surfing, SUP, open-water-swimming and yoga, as well as a lifeguard at her local beach.
Healthy Living - Xanthe Gladstone's Baked Jerusalem Artichokes
As I am now clearing out my garden to make way for this year’s growing, I now have an abundance of Jerusalem artichokes and cavolo nero to use up in the kitchen. This is a very simple and delicious recipe using the best of this season’s vegetables that makes a delicious lunch.
Anna Jones is a cook, writer, stylist, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook and The Modern Cook’s Year." Read more to find out Anna's delicious ribollita recipe, how shes staying positive and her WFH tips.
Healthy Living - Katie Elliot, Founder of Little Challenges
Katie Elliott is the founder of Little Challenges, an online platform that provides ideas, inspiration, and practical tools, that can make the messy business of being human just a little bit easier. Read our interview with Katie as we discuss mindfulness and managing anxiety during this difficult time.
Mel, aka Rebel Sobriety, is a Glaswegian menswear stylist, yoga teacher and sobriety advocate whose mission is to rebel against society's preconceived notion of what it means to be sober. Read our interview with Mel as we discuss positive living and meditation, staying focussed whilst WFH and more.
Ellya is the Head Trainer for Barre at Blok London. She was awarded Instructor of the Year on Classpass in 2018 and nominated again in 2019 for Best Instructor in London. She has been featured in British Vogue, Time Out London and The Evening Standard and has taught her method of barre globally. Read to find out more about Ellya's exercise tips and go-to Winter recipe.
Read our interview with Health & Beauty Writer Camilla Hewitt. She shares some amazing images caught whilst being an incredible open water swimmer. Discover how Camilla is coping with lockdown on the Isle of Wight.
Healthy Living - Rory Weymes, Head Chef, Alchemilla, Glasgow
Rory is head chef at Michelin Guide restaurant and highly recommended from Jay Rayner, Alchemilla in Glasgow. Rory gives us an insight into his career, coping with the current circumstance and shares a favourite, easy to cook dish.