6 mundane things I learned today

1. Somewhat like lizards and snakes, British people come to life in the sun. After months of hibernation slouching from bed to desk and back again, everyone in the entire country went for a walk on the South Downs today in Hawaiian boardshorts and no shirts, with tinny music blasting cheerfully from their phones. 2.…

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Fine, eat animals if you must but don’t support factory farming

Some time at the end of 2018, I ate my last piece of bacon. Never again in my life would a piece of delicious fried flesh pass between my lips…and do I have any regrets? Only that I didn’t do it sooner. Vegetarianism came to me quite late (I was 28 when I finally made…

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Established weight loss theory is a big fat lie – there’s actually a tiny receptionist called Linda in your brain who calls the shots

Everyone knows losing weight boils down to a very simple formula, which is this: Burn more calories than you consume + time = weight loss. Right? Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It turns out there is no scientific formula for weight loss. It’s actually an entirely random process operated by a receptionist called Linda, who lives…

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Feeling a bit meh today? Let me pull a magical oracle card to inspire you

Today is one of those days, don’t you think? Outside is windy and gross. I’m personally not feeling very chipper. I got annoyed today on my lunch break walk around the park because a bunch of other people had the audacity to also be going for a lunch break walk around the park. Do you…

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You need to do THIS one very important thing to actually benefit from a juice cleanse

Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly have anything more to say about juice cleanses, here I am again with my most click-baity blog title ever. But please bear with me…this piece of information could TOTALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE*. *Warning: may not totally or in any way whatsoever change your life. It’s been 5 days…

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It’s over! Day 5 of my juice fast – thoughts and feelings

Concerned about time moving too quickly in these strange, repetitive Covid times? Try not eating for 5 days. Without the usual anchor points of breakfast, lunch and dinner, and with a tummy constantly whining for food that never comes, seconds ooze out of the day in super slow motion. This morning, on the final day…

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I’m kickstarting spring with a Fuel Station 5-day juice fast

I was in two minds over whether to blog about my Fuel Station 5-day juice fast because, when I rebranded as Whalebeings at the beginning of 2021, I resolved not to perpetuate unhealthy ideas about body image – for my own sanity as much as for my readers’. Juice cleanses, or fasts, or detoxes, can…

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What does Covid-19 feel like?

So far, 2.5 million people have died from Covid-19 worldwide. Luckily, I’m one of the 64.2 million who made a full recovery. Two things before I tell you about my experience of Covid: 1. Frustratingly, I was unable to get a home test for the entire week I was ill (there weren’t any available) so…

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10 funny things you do when you have social anxiety

I didn’t know social anxiety was an actual thing until memes happened and I realised nearly everyone is a chaotic, awkward mess on the inside while portraying an air of easy breezy coolness – with varying degrees of success. I’ll start off by saying that social anxiety isn’t always funny. It can be crippling; it…

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Here’s the trick to mastering the work from home (WFH) life

Every day I write about working from home (while working from home) for my job as content editor for a company that sells the noble dream of a workplace utopia in which every employee is super active, happy and smashing business targets like excited puppies. Business puppies. Because I write about working from home every…

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