Whether it’s yoga, surfing, fitness, hiking or a mix of all activities, there are a few things that you can do to ensure you make the most of your trip and have the most fun. Having just run my first Cat Meffan Yoga Retreat and with more coming up this year I hope my lovely guests take all of these things on board. One of the first questions I was asked by most people enquiring about my yoga retreat was “is it ok to come on my own?”. By all means come with a friend, partner or family member, but… View Post

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There are many debates amongst yoga practitioners about whether it’s ok to do yoga during your period, some like to steer clear of any kind of practice, others opt for limited postures and some just continue as normal. Here’s what I think… The reason there is such a debate about it and no one can agree on one answer is because WE’RE ALL DIFFERENT. And our body is constantly changing from one day to the next, not to mention our emotions, especially when that time of the month creeps around. The most important thing to think about when deciding if… View Post

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When we talk about mental health care we often associate it with negativity, like someone being deeply depressed, suffering with anxiety and panic attacks or having an eating disorder (to name just a few), but what about just looking at those two words and what they stand for. The health of our mind, something that even when not dealing with any of the above issues, is crucial to a happy and healthy life. We ALL, and I stress ALL, need to look after our mental health whether we think we have an issue or not. The health of our mind… View Post

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Yikes, it’s been a little while since I posted my activewear favourites on the blog! I have no clue why, as searching the world wide web for my favourite leggings is up there with my favourite things to do! 😉 Just kidding, kind of. As a lot of my post have been pretty personal and deep of late, I thought I’d do a bit of online shopping for you today instead. These are the activewear favourites that absolutely loving at the moment. And if you’re interested to see what I bought recently for my holiday, check out my latest YouTube video…… View Post

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There is often the pressure to feel like everything should be perfect when you’re an ‘influencer’ (forgive me for using that word, I hate it), but right now I feel far from perfect and this is something I think you should all know. I currently feel so full from food that I feel physically sick and I just came away from crying to Rob about how rubbish I feel and how I’ve failed at sticking to my plan of eating well over the bank holiday weekend. I’ve come a VERY long way since my days of bulimia and eating disorders,… View Post

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As I sit here at my dining room table having just finished a therapy session and post-session journaling, I’ve been thinking about a Rumi poem my therapist mentioned to me, Chickpea to Cook, and decided that I want to share it with you. My being ‘in therapy’ is something I will be talking more about on my YouTube channel when I’m ready, but for now just know that I’m ok, I’m on a journey, a tough journey at times, but a rewarding journey of the self that I’m am proud to be ready for. There are many translations for Rumi’s… View Post

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Running Motivation: I’m currently coming to the end of two weeks without running, which has been hugely frustrating and therefore my running motivation is lacking. I have no one else to blame other than myself… I’m a muppet, but a muppet who realised something. Those who watch my Instagram stories might have already seen the dreaded blisters, but for those who don’t, let me fill you in. I bought myself a new pair of Dr Martens a couple of weeks ago and decided a great way to break them in would be to walk for 30 minutes up and down… View Post

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Towards the end of last week I had my blog open on my laptop and wrote numerous first paragraphs for a few different blog post ideas and none of them felt right. I’m hoping that by writing down my feelings now I might be able to get my blog mojo back up and running. I know it’s not even been long since my last post, but I just really feel like since the middle of last week I’ve been trying to force a blog post, which isn’t ok. I’ve always wanted Imperfect Matter to be a place for motivation and inspiration,… View Post

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that I taught a yoga class for an intimate Free People event a few weeks ago and didn’t stop talk about the beautiful Free People activewear for quite a while. Free People have now launched the app in the UK for iPhone and asked me to do a Free People activewear edit for you all to browse. I apologise to you bank balance in advance! 😉 I’ve been a fan of the brand for many years, so when they launched the Free People activewear range, FP Movement, I got rather excited. For me,… View Post

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One of the things I love most about my training and yoga is that I do so many different things. Keeping my training fresh, mixing up my workouts, doing yoga, calisthenics, hiking and running is what motivates me a lot of the time. Knowing that no week will be the same. Sure, I focus a lot on yoga and meditation, but in terms of fitness it’s so important to me to be versatile and to keep my body guessing about what form of exercise might be coming next. There are so many benefits to mixing things up including these ones… View Post

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