Is the beauty industry to blame for the cult of perfection?
Bouncy hair…preferably blonde. White skin…but with a sun-kissed glow, of course (though no freckles, please). Thin… but not too thin. Smooth skin…not a stray hair in sight. That’s the beauty ideal, right? That’s the image you’ve been sold for years and the image you’ve likely spent thousands of pounds trying to achieve. Those are the […]
Want to know the real secret to a joyful Christmas? It’s in the gratitude, not the gifts.
Christmas is the season for great food, great parties and hanging out in front of roaring fires with your loved ones. It’s also the season of want and of spending huge sums of money on things we don’t need. It’s a time of year that compels us to focus on the things we don’t have […]
The key to a care free Christmas? It’s all in the planning.
Present buying, card writing, parties and endless ‘we must catch up before the holidays’ occasions — it’s no wonder self-care gets pushed to the bottom of the pile at this time of year. And it’s exactly this time of year, with all of the extra stresses on our minds and bodies, when we need to […]
The best self care strategies for dealing with the cold weather blues.
I sometimes wonder if autumn forgets to visit the British Isles — we seem to go from sun hats to knitted scarves in a matter of weeks and the shops are already well-stocked with mince pies. Crazy, right? And while the summer weather challenges our skin, the colder weather and shorter days can challenge us […]
Why you no longer have to choose between science and nature in your quest for beauty.
While we all love summer with its light nights, holidays, trips to the park and the feel of the warm sun on our faces, we can’t deny that there’s something deliciously restorative about the approach of autumn. It’s one of our favourite seasons: crunching through the fallen leaves in big boots, the promise of cosy […]