Origins of common expressions

Many of the expressions we use in everyday conversation have fascinating origins. Breathe looks into just a few… To give the cold shoulder Meaning: To make someone feel unwelcome Origin: In Medieval times, the host would offer a cold piece of meat from the shoulder of mutton to his guest to let him know it …

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5 tips for new meditators

There are so many reasons and ways to meditate that it can at first seem daunting, but the benefits of sustained practice are worth the effort. You just need to give it a go. There is no one way There are many approaches, theories and philosophies when it comes to meditation. At the start, these …

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Have a mindful Christmas with Breathe

Christmas. The word alone is enough to strike fear into the heart of the most seasoned shoppers, foodies who adore cooking for friends and family, and even those for whom showing goodwill to their fellow citizens isn’t just an annual event. But the festive season doesn’t have to be a stressful, draining and tortuous affair. …

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Ideas for Mindful Christmas Gifts

Wondering what to give your loved ones this Christmas? Are you searching for something more inspiring than the overpackaged, overpriced and overproduced offerings weighing down many a retailer’s shelf? Breathe has the answer. But first, make yourself a cuppa, sit down and get ready to think carefully about the person you’re buying for, how much …

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5 Yoga Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram is a great place to find inspiration so Breathe have selected some of the best Insta-accounts that will motivate you in your yoga practice: @yoga_girl SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF WITH LOVE. . . . (ALL THE TIME) . (that’s all). x, R _______________________________________________ #yogaeverydamnday #selflove #kindness #compassion #healing #yoga #practice #balance #live #love A …

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Project Declutter

Decluttering your home feels great, but sometimes it is hard to say goodbye. Here are some thoughts to help you see the light and declutter… Less choice – less stress Take clothes for example. If you own fewer clothes, you’ll find them quicker, have less laundry and the clothes you do wear will always be …

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