Self-Care and Self-Interest

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Back in January of 2017, in our blog, The Line Between Self Interest and Selfishness, we took a look at the advice Polonius (from Shakespeare’s Hamlet), gave to his son, ‘to thine own self be true.’ As the blog explained:

‘There are many interpretations of this particular sentiment. But, cutting a long story short, one of them suggests that, in telling his son to be ‘True’ to himself, Polonius meant ‘beneficial.’ In other words, a person is best placed to take care of others only when they’ve first taken care of themselves.’

The Benefits of Dry Body Brushing

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In previous articles we’ve looked at the skin benefits in general of exfoliation and cleansing with oil – something the Romans understood with their strigeling. But, what I’ve not covered before is the related topic of dry body brushing. 

Beauty – it’s not skin deep

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I’m not about to dispute what we all know: that beauty is more than a fortunate arrangement of agreeable features. True beauty is, absolutely, about a loving heart and a caring soul. As the great American writer, critic and wit, Dorothy Parker, once said: ‘Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.’

The Benefits of a Sauna and Cold Plunge

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The Finns have known for hundreds of years, what the rest of us have taken longer to discover – the benefits of a sauna and cold plunge. Meaning bath or bathhouse, Sauna – correctly pronounced sow (as in wow) nah is the only Finnish word in the English dictionary, and is a Finnish way of life. For the sauna is a Finnish invention from 2000 years ago. This website, Finland Sauna.Com, has more on the history of sauna.

One Balm – Balm For A Busy Life

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How busy are you? We most of us complain bitterly about having too much to do. As this article from the BBC points out, ‘Few facts about modern life seem more indisputable than how busy everyone seems to be. Across the industrialised world, large numbers of survey respondents tell researchers they’re overburdened with work, at the expense of time with family and friends.’ The article goes on to suggest that the opinions of some super busy people weren’t even gathered because, according to this 2014 study, a big reason people refuse to take part in surveys is …. they’re too busy.