October 8, 2017 | life

On Loneliness, Isolation and Being an Introvert

*Deep breath* Well, this is a pretty tough post to write. I’ve umm’d and ahh’d about whether or not to write it but I’ve reached a chuck-caution-to-the-wind kinda place and I’m just biting the bullet. So, here goes, confession time: I’ve been experiencing really heavy feelings of loneliness and isolation recently. And just admitting that...

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August 23, 2017 | life

The End of Anti-Ageing

The news last week that Allure magazine has banned use of the term ‘anti-ageing’ within its pages made me do a mighty air punch, because HELL YEAH (and also, ABOUT FRIKKIN’ TIME). This centuries-long obsession over remaining forever youthful is so boring. And while the taut skin and tight ass of our twenties is something...

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August 16, 2017 | life

Own Your Workout

We’re living in troubled times, my friends. The news is becoming increasingly sickening to watch. Between terrorist attacks, racist marches and a seemingly rapid descent into societal insanity, making it through a day can sometimes be stressful as hell and require every ounce of energy you have. So now, more than ever, we need to...

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August 13, 2017 | life

In Praise of the Little Things

I’m sure you’ve probably spent some of your day admiring the lives of those you don’t know while they canoodle on yachts, add another outrageously expensive pair of sneakers to their already bulging collection or boast of some incredible work opportunity that came their way. Mmm, such fun, ain’t it? It’s fair to say if...

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June 29, 2017 | life

Transformation in More Ways Than One

Back in May, I started a six week training program with personal trainer, Dan Chapman. I needed a new challenge – it seemed like I’d just been teaching spin and doing nothing else for ages. I wanted to get stronger but had no idea where to start or how to go about it. Considering I...

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May 29, 2017 | life

Food, Exercise and Finding Balance

Food has always been an issue for me. I’ve had a problematic relationship with it for as long as I can remember. I’ve been an insanely picky eater since I was a child and I just never grew out of it. I wrote a big feature about it for ELLE last year which kick started...

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May 15, 2017 | life

Do I Intimidate You?

As women, we’re living in a time where we’re told to lean in, take our seat at the table and speak up. You hear all that and it makes you feel all HELL YEAH, but the reality is, putting it into practice makes people pretty uncomfortable. I think those who know me would most definitely...

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May 10, 2017 | life

Operation: Get Me Stronger

For someone who works in fitness, I don’t often take care of my body too well. I batter it every day with workouts, don’t spend as much time stretching as I should and probably don’t get enough rest. Though logically, I know that’s not great, somehow I just get used to pushing those limits. And...

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April 14, 2017 | life

On Grieving

It’s coming up to six months since my pup, Stringer Bell, passed away. To know me is to know how utterly besotted I was with that little nutcase. The three months between his lymphoma diagnosis to his passing were three of the hardest I’ve had, but the levels of the grief I’ve felt since his...

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March 5, 2017 | life

Oh Blogging, Where Art Thou?

November will mark the 10th anniversary of this blog. Ten frikkin’ years. What a ride. When I started Bangs & a Bun, in a freezing cold bedroom in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, no way could I have dreamed up where it has taken me. Back in ’07, blogging was yet to really become a thing....

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