October heralds autumn – or Fall – as our transatlantic cousins name it. Not that the term ‘Fall’ is either exclusively American or American in origin – as is pointed out in this blog from AA Editorial Services, We Say Autumn – You Say Fall.
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.’
Irving Berlin’s 1933 song couldn’t be more appropriate as I sit writing this – enjoying an extended period of glorious sunshine and some high temperatures. So, what could be more appropriate I thought than to share some summer skincare and … Continued
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.
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.
I won’t lie. Skincare ingredients to avoid is a subject we’ve touched on before in this blog from last year about understanding the ingredients in skincare and cosmetics. But I see no harm in revisiting the subject. Because it does feel as if every day there’s something else to worry about in the everyday foods we buy and the products we use.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha I’ve been doing some reading over Christmas, of a book called Outwitting the … Continued
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.” As good a way as any of describing the Danish art of hygge. … Continued