The term equinox comes from light and means ‘equality of night and day’. So an equinox takes place at two specific moments when the sun is right above the equator. Contrary to popular belief an equinox isn’t a 24-hour period – it’s that one moment.
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
In this latest addition to our informal education slot we’re taking a look at the all-round benefits of macadamia oil. They’re certainly something to go nuts about! Not only can macadamia oil improve heart health, boost energy levels, smooth your … Continued
‘…the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise.’ David Fairchild The avocado is riding the crest of a popularity wave. And it shows no sign of crashing. Not content with being a … Continued
In this post I want to talk a little about ‘ageing well’, being active about ageing. By that, I don’t mean trying to hold back the tide of time by any means possible: Botox, liposuction, plastic surgery and the … Continued
Hip Hip for Rosehips Known also as rose hep or rose haw, the rosehip is the fruit of the rose. Anyone of a certain age will forever associate rosehips with Delrosa rosehip syrup. The baby boomer generations received daily doses … Continued