Our top picks for June

Mental Health

Relax, rest, and recharge. Take time out to enjoy nature, declutter your home and your mind, and discover the perfect inspiration for crafting with kids

1. Page-turners

Secret Yoga Club: Self-empowerment through the magic of yoga

Release the tension in your mind and feel empowered through the practice of yoga. Gabrielle Hales shares the rituals she has found life-affirming and liberating over seven years of teaching yoga.

Out 4 June, Octopus Publishing Group, £20

2. Out and about

Love your garden

While our access to the outside world is limited, now could be a great time to benefit from what’s right on your doorstep. If you’re not sure where to start, you can find guides to help you get started with gardening on the RHS website. If you don’t have a garden, don’t worry! You can also benefit from indoor plants.

For more gardening tips, visit rhs.org.uk

3. Put on a show

Costume Party

Bring the show into your home with a costume-themed dinner party. Pick your theme and host an evening where everyone can dress up, enjoy a family meal, and play party games. If you’re isolating alone, invite a group of friends to join over Zoom!

4. Lend us your ears

‘The Petcast’

Hosted by Gemma Atkinson, ‘The Petcast’ is brought to you by leading pet charity Blue Cross. Proud owners join the podcast to share how their pets have helped their wellbeing, as well as the challenges they have faced. Experts will be on hand to share top tips about pets of all shapes and sizes!

Listen to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify

5. Plugged-in

Handmade Charlotte

If you’re looking for some crafting inspiration, Handmade Charlotte is the perfect account to follow. Rachel Faucett started the account to share DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and design inspiration, to help families create unforgettable moments.

Follow @handmadecharlotte on Instagram

6. Tech Tip-Offs

Yoga for Beginners | Mind+Body

Yoga is a great way to relax and take some time out. If you want to give it a try, Yoga for Beginners is the perfect app to help you get started! Try simple work-outs to help you de-stress, relax and feel good.

Download from the App Store and Google Play

7. Square eyes

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Is it time for the annual spring clean? In this series, tidying expert Marie Kondo shares her tips to help you declutter your home and your mind. These home makeovers will inspire you to clear out the clutter, and fill your life with joy.

Available on Netflix

8. Treat yourself

Kukena Naturals Original Coconut Bowl Candle

Candles can be great for self-care, but it is important to know what’s in the candles you’re burning. Kukena Naturals candles are made using ethically sourced, natural, sustainable ingredients. The Original Coconut Bowl Candles are completely biodegradable, so you can treat yourself and protect the environment.

£12.99, view the full range at kukenanaturals.com

Kukena Naturals Original Coconut Bowl Candle

Image | @smallbatchmedia

9. The conversation

Carers Week

As we have seen over the past months, a little gratitude goes a long way. It’s important to thank NHS staff for the amazing care we receive every day of the year, and equally important to recognise the incredible work of unpaid carers. Carers Week highlights the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities across the country.

8–14 June, get involved at carersweek.org

10. Get going

P.E. With Joe

With schools closed and people spending more time in their homes, Joe Wicks is determined to keep the nation moving. The Body Coach is sharing live workouts on Youtube every day at 9am, that are simple, fun, and suitable for all ages.

Search The Body Coach TV on youtube.com

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