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“Ancient Wisdom for Joyful Living” at Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Village

Located just a short walk away from the scenic Mandrem Beach in Goa, Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Village offers a comprehensive range of options for any yoga enthusiast whether like me, you’re a novice or a pro seeking a new lease of inspiration. Continue reading “Ancient Wisdom for Joyful Living” at Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Village

Tips for managing asthma in air travel

A few years ago I was unfortunate to develop adult onset asthma which wasn’t eased by moving to the big city of London. Daily inhalation of fumes, use of an underground public transport system and still maintaining a jet set life whilst full time work equals one thing – the need to keep the body in tip top shape.

Now I’m generally good at maintaining my health but there’s always something that gets through to the system and knocks me for six… the latest upset was the result of inflight air ventilation.

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Are you REALLY ready for your next trip?

I’m in the midst of finalising my preparations for a long awaited sunshine holiday to the one and only Brazil. Two weeks of touring Rio, Sao Paulo, Paraty and Ilha Grande with my boyfriend and friends – we’re all set for the adventure.

Or at least I thought I was, until I realised a week before departure that I hadn’t checked out my vaccination status. I recalled having a medical check before my last long haul visit to Thailand, but in all honesty, I had no idea whether they would still be valid…. I’d misplaced my medical card.

Obviously, having vaccinations just a few days before departure was not ideal. The queasy feeling, the arm ache – not nice. Unfortunately negotiating a GP appointment at my local NHS centre (where I can never get an appointment in less than three weeks) was not going to happen. The Receptionist gave me a telling off on three separate phone calls and I came away thinking ‘I’m sure I’ll be fine…..’ but that shouldn’t be enough. Continue reading Are you REALLY ready for your next trip?