conscious living

Retr~eat is a UK blog, based in Sussex, focused on celebrating conscious living – incorporating well produced, nutritious food as well as simple recipes for the home cook, some home products and interiors, plus retreats in Sussex and further afield.

The curator of this blog is me, Emma Croman dipCNM. My full time job is a food and lifestyle photographer and I have a background in publishing and I’m also fully trained in nutritional therapy (3 intense years of study with the amazing CNM). Training in nutrition changed my life in so many ways but mainly the positive change in my own personal battle with anxiety and fluctuating moods was so insanely great.

Following a bad car accident in 2009 which left me with chronic pain, I began my own journey of food and lifestyle to tackle pain management and mood.

You'll find there will be no preaching on this blog on how you should eat - I believe in moderation and not allowing any imposed way of eating cause emotional worry. 

I recognise a need for us to find some time to look after ourselves in our increasingly busy lives. This blog is all about celebrating a healthy but beautiful way of life while having consideration for the world around us and the creatures that share it with us. 

'Conscious living'

DEFINITION to be aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts and surroundings.