Minerals and Water

April 13, 2011 by  
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A very special treat today! Read and comment for your chance to win these delicious products from Echolife! When was the last time you had a bath? A warm soak is one of the easiest ways to relax tired muscles and a tired mind. A small luxury of well-deserved ‘me-time’ that leaves us refreshed, renewed, […]

Little Things, Sustaining Ourselves and Our World

April 11, 2011 by  
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I am thrilled to welcome Sabine Pound as our guest today. More about Sabine below. It started with a question: ‘What is Sustainability?’. And a response: ‘It is enough, for everyone, forever.’ I was attending an afternoon of presentations from different panelists (an economist, a credit-risk manager, a public relations consultant amongst others), and this […]

How to Calm Yourself When the Going Gets Tough #4: The Shower Ritual

August 16, 2010 by  
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The daily routine we set up for ourselves can be a source of irritation, and ‘get it over with, quick’ or a ritual of delight. It’s all in how we think about it. Let’s take showering… When you bathe first thing in the morning, or last thing at night, treat the experience like a meditation […]

How to Calm Yourself When the Going Gets Tough #3: Be Silly!

July 22, 2010 by  
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Sometimes when things are rough, we get really serious. We feel there is nothing at all to smile about. And this brings us down even further. When you feel like the weight of the world is pressing down upon you: Be Silly! Take a ride on the Merry Go Round (small child optional) Jump in […]

Music to Soothe Your Soul

June 22, 2010 by  
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This month, I have been in need of soothing. Not the soothing of a facial or massage. Nor the soothing of good food, good company, good wine. Something… different. Something… deeper. Prayer. Yes. Sometimes, simply escape into a good book. Often, a hug. And there have been many moments when music was the soothing mechanism […]

How to Calm Yourself when the Going Gets Tough #2: Defer Your Worries

May 17, 2010 by  
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When my eldest son got his driving license and started going out at night in the car, I started to worry. I found I couldn’t sleep until I knew he was home and safe. Or I’d go to sleep and then wake up sometime before midnight and start pacing the floor if he wasn’t home. […]

How to Calm Yourself When the Going Gets Tough: #1 Choose Your Calm Place

April 15, 2010 by  
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It’s time. Time to start exploring the bedrock premise of The Calm Space. You know how sometimes we get so frantic, so anxious, so overwhelmed, that our head feels like it’s going to explode? I know I do. When life sends you a curve-ball, when there is so much to get done and no time […]

The gift of Aromatherapy and a Mother’s Love

February 15, 2010 by  
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I had a wonderful girl’s morning out with my mother and sister last week. My mother wanted to take me shopping for a special gift for my birthday (we just hadn’t had time before now:), and she knew exactly where she wanted to take me. As we walked into the shop I had to stop […]

Five quick ways to give your mood a boost

January 11, 2010 by  
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Feeling a bit flat? New Year celebrations long over? Already frustrated by your efforts to keep those resolutions? There are lots of ways you could try to lift your mood. But going shopping and eating chocolate have ramifications you may not want to face right now. And If you’re busy, you may not have time […]

Foot Bath Bliss for the Festive Season

December 8, 2009 by  
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After a day baking in the kitchen, whipping up all the delights of the festive season; or trudging the shops looking for the ideal Christmas present, our legs and especially our feet can end up feeling worse for wear. Now is the time to show a little gratitude to our hard working feet. Fill a […]

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