Balance December 2017 - 5

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COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON, STYLING: RACHEL WAYMAN, HAIR: CHRISTIAN WOOD, MAKE-UP: SABRINA BEDRANI EDITOR'S PHOTOGRAPHY: IAKOVOS KALAITZAKIS

Welcome

EDITORIAL
Editor Sophie Scott

I have a confession to make; I'm an
adrenaline junkie. I don't paraglide,
skydive or base jump (heights clearly
aren't my thing) but, truth be told,
I'm always looking to get my next fix
- cortisol. I'm the person packing for the
plane just as the cab arrives; the one
who over-fills my days. Being 'busy' has
become my 'get out of jail free' card when I
can't (or don't want to) do something.
According to recent studies, Christmas has become Stressmas. But when
your anxiety levels top out in the shopping queue, have we taken things too
far? Alongside the boozing, scoffing and socialising this festive season, I plan
to use my downtime for some quiet reflection - to consider my personal and
professional goals for next year and beyond.
The art of visualisation and creating inspiration boards for how you'd like
your life (and the wider world) to look is a powerful exercise.
However you spend the last days of 2017, take the opportunity to get off
the hamster wheel you've constructed for yourself and rethink your fix - so
collectively we can charge forward to a bolder, happier and healthier 2018.

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Xenia Taliotis
Young at heart

Rami Niemi
Drawing us in

Chloe Brotheridge
Queen of calm

David Crozier
Off the subs' bench

This popular writer
spends her spare time
with friends, reading and
taking the Tube to
discover stations she's
never visited before.

Based in rural Sweden,
this illustrator is keen on
long-distance running
and Grateful Dead box
sets. He thinks more folk
should live in the country.

A hypnotherapist at
calmer-you.com, Chloe's
bestselling book The
Anxiety Solution is a guide
on how to have a quieter
mind and live a calmer life.

Our chief sub editor also
turns his hand to writing
our regular Index pages.
A big fan of quizzing, David
can also be found cheering
on St Albans City FC.

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