Hangin’ Tough – The Commitment Issue


Research shows that on average people hold their New Year’s resolutions for 3 weeks and only 8% of people actually achieve them when it comes to the following year.

Based on that (uplifting) bit of data, we thought you might need some inspiration as your 2016 resolve starts to wane towards the end of January. There’s a reason it’s called Blue Monday! So welcome welcome to The Commitment Issue – or Hangin’ Tough (in the words of every tween girl’s 80s fantasy NKOTB).

We have some very inspiring women and men for you in this issue. Women and men who have held their resolve, worked hard and accomplished some amazing things…

Happy reading!

x foong 


The Filling

12656055_10156487057915008_440647309_o“If a book of poems gives you permission to slow down, to contemplate and savour, maybe that’s not the worst thing.”

We talk to the incredibly talented Sarah Howe, winner of the 2015 T S Eliot Prize and the 2015 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award about her debut collection of poems, Loop of Jade, what inspires her, defining poetry and ‘relevance’.


Love, Scandal & Coffee – Everyday inspiration with Fiona Thompson

We interview the incredibly accomplished social entrepreneur, management consultant, turnaround specialist and coffee-shop owner Fiona Thompson.

This Week

IMG_4619This Week

We discover delicious Laotian food at pop-up Saiphin, elegant British women’s wear brand The Fold and Amy Schumer’s hilarious romcom, Trainwreck.

Through the (corporate) grapevine

leemiller_bathLee Miller: A Woman’s War

A Woman’s War combines the intricacies of high end wartime fashion with the surrealist and fractured life of beautiful model turned photographer, Lee Miller. An engrossing combination of fashion, female empowerment, wartime reality and political and social commentary.

Man’s Corner

stephencanningWhen the going gets tough, the tough keep working out

Management consultant and very insightful HuffPost contributor, Stephen Canning gives us some tips on how to stick to your fitness plan when work, life and all those other excuses start taking over.

Mr Smith’s Corner

mrsmithboing-corner-darker2Lightsabers, ski trips and other musings

Mr Smith contemplates his own mortality, gets over his January blues and hits the slopes in this month’s Corner.