Do you pride yourself on being a good listener? What do you think comprises being good at listening? A Guardian article I read a few days back, ‘Be interested, be curious, hear what’s not said’: how I learned to really listen to people’, caused me to pause and … well … think. Reading it, it occurred to me that, all too often we can fall into the trap of believing that listening equates to staying quiet and not interrupting when someone is talking. Well that helps of course. But what the art of listening is really about is taking on what someone tells you.
Ways in which to be kind
There’s been much talk during the ongoing Covid pandemic of being kinder to oneself and to others. After all, as this blog about Covid anxiety tips points out, it’s only human to feel anxious during a global crisis on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, we thought we’d have a look at the word itself – what it means.
These days the terms Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day have become so interchangeable you would think one is a synonym for the other. But, in fact, that’s not so. Our British Mothering Sunday grew from a different place to the American Mother’s Day. So this blog takes a look at the origins of Mothering Sunday – and the difference between it and Mother’s Day. The latter always takes place on the second Sunday in May and I’ll come back to it later.
WHAT IS HYPNOSIS? Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation where the inner conscious is acutely receptive and responsive to suggestion. Without the restrictions of the conscious state hypnosis can be used to quickly and efficiently make specific changes to … Continued
Christmas is approaching and with it our thoughts are full of giving. Now, I’m in the business of making and selling organic skincare products. Thus, I’ll not pretend that you engaging in that sort of giving is of no importance to me. It’s my livelihood – so of course it is. But what I most want to delve into a little in this blog are the benefits of giving and caring in the wider sense. Because, as with a puppy, giving and caring is for life – not only at Christmas. So read on for 3 benefits of caring and giving. At least!
If I asked you: ‘do you take care of yourself?’ the chances are you’d reply in the affirmative. You might even look perplexed and reply with a ‘what you on about? Of course I take care of myself.’ But then if I were to dig a little deeper and ask you ‘okay – how? In what ways do you take care of yourself?’ it could get trickier. What even is self-care anyway?
The sun beamed down on us through lockdown and it’s been a decent summer overall. But now autumn approaches and with it our thoughts turn to the harvest and nature’s bounty. And that’s something that we at Pink&Green make the most of in our products.
From lavender oil to rosehips to frankincense and avocado oil and more – harvest and nature’s bounty is key to Pink&Green.