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Can't sleep?, then this guide could be for you

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Can't sleep?, then this guide could be for you A problem many of my new clients seem to share is how to get a good nights sleep. In the fast and furious world we live in it's hardly surprising that this is such a common problem and one I suffer from myself on occasion, especially I think when under stress and my mind is overly active. There are a couple of supplements I am going to mention but before that take a look at an article I wrote a while back which has a few suggestions see http://britsinla.blogspot.com/2013/11/4-tips-to-healthier-better-you-that.html
I don’t think there is a one size fits all quick fix as really I think it’s about stress management and we all react differently to different stresses. So I am going to offer a few suggestions based around things that I have found helpful not only for myself but with some of my clients and friends.
Here is an article from New York Times best selling author Tim Ferris whose opinion I value, in his book the 4 hour body he h…

LEGIT BRIT - PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw

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REVIEW: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw Pasadena Playhouse, 26 March 2015 Reviewed by Catherine Siggins
George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion is considered to be Shaw’s best play. The story of a phonetics professor, Henry Higgins (Bruce Turk) who on a bet with a colleague, Col. Pickering (Stan Egi), embarks on the challenge of transforming uneducated flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Paige Lindsey White) into a lady. Profoundly insightful and humorous, it savagely attacks the repressive morals of the time, the inequality between the sexes, financial and emotional co-dependence within marriages, and the imprisonment of all who live within this strict and unforgiving class system. In 1956, composer Alan Jay Lerner did a Henry Higgins on Pygmalion and transformed it into a romantic musical we know as My Fair Lady. However, Shaw never intended Higgins and Eliza to end up together. Sadly, the musical has forever changed the audience’s focus on Shaw’s work by insisting on a romantic ending between …

FIT BRIT - With Ricky Parcell

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5 GREAT TIPS FOR GETTING BACK IN TO EXERCISE



1. Start Slow Whether your running break was a few years long or just one season, the comeback needs to be the same: slow. If you were running a seven-minute mile in October and try to hit that pace come April, you could end up injured or left with a big bout of discouragement. It may be a hard pill to swallow, but your body (and your mind) is simply not ready to tackle your old pace. Slow down your stride and ease your way back up instead. You’ll stay healthy and motivated to keep running when you aren’t left sucking wind after just one mile, questioning why you even bothered lacing up.  2. Decrease The Distance Along with your pace, your distance needs to be altered after a winter break. A five-miler on your first day back is asking for injury and soreness. Instead, start with a distance that feels comfortable for your current fitness level and follow the 10 percent rule until your mileage is back to normal. This common running rule means t…

MEET A MEMBER - Owain Rhys Davies

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Meet a Member


Meet Owain Rhys Davies from Wales who moved to LA a year ago to pursue acting.



Was there a particular reason you chose LA?
I was touring America with a play a few years back and our last venue was here in LA. It was March and the only weather I was used to at this time of year was the blistering cold with drenched converse, but here in LA it was scorching and thought it wouldn’t be the worst thing to live in the sunshine all year round. Other than the weather LA is one of the most proactive cities with regards to the industry and so with the help of my manager I took the plunge and made the move.

What one thing do you miss from home?
Something I never thought I’d say, but the London Underground. I would take simply jumping on a train, play a bit of spider solitaire, and partake in some muted musical chairs with some angry commuters over 5pm rush hour traffic any day. Oh, and Jaffa cakes.

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus St.Clears? I’m from a small t…