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The Ancient Powers of Crystals

Mother Earth was generous enough to endow us with crystals meant to not only please us visually but also to act like a conduit of healing by filling us with positive energy.  It’s hard to track down the beginnings  of this ancient practice but experts believe it dates back to the very early days of humanity, when crystals were used in the form of amulets and talismans. Ancient civilisations such as the Chinese, Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, came up with different ways of using these gemstones for purification and healing: they made them into powders, drank them as elixirs, wore them as jewellery or used them for ceremonies and rituals. Today, this ancient knowledge is modernised and used as a holistic method to cleanse the negative energy of the everyday life. Different stones have different energetic properties and depending on what you are looking for, you can choose a crystal…

Caitlyn Jenner.

Like most I have read about in the media, I salute Bruce Jenner’s gender transition. Bruce Jenner in his interview on E! Said that he didn’t “want to die and not experience her”. He also added in another article in the mail online that:“Maybe this is my greatest calling in my life,’ she says.’ Be honest with myself, be honest with my family – maybe end up helping other people.’ The Kardashian Klan is a highly publicized family. I feel the world is obsessed by their glamour and especially the undeniable good looks of Kim. The family are very much supportive of his choice and it’s a winning notion that this was sprung on them. As I feel it challenges them and us in how we have moved with time in order to accept characters and issues. Plus, how we choose to look beyond labels my mother thinks he embarrassed…

How we formalize who we are, by how we look, especially in terms of body image.

Personality and body image are two separate containers.  Above board, the in’s and the outs of our identities should not be stereotyped. We can’t be one form of identity without connecting a characteristic trait to match it. We, as citizens of our modern world, must be trained to not be so narrow minded in how we formalize who we are, by how we look, especially in terms of body image. Our personality can be linked with our body image and vice versa. What’s more, seems to be the final signature. Body image is terribly obsessed about in media, everyday banter and our daily meetings with our bedroom and bathroom mirrors. Outer shells are unquestionably our focus point and for most, the fundamental part of self esteem. Even though, I know this impacts how we feel of ourselves, it should never be our ultimate definition. In an article in Hollywood life,…

When Your Motivation Is Nowhere To Be Found

Whether it’s starting a new exercise regime, promising to dedicate your time to mastering the piano or striving to expand your knowledge of the French language beyond “bonjour” and “un baguette”, despite our best intentions the bundles of motivation we begin with often dwindles faster than we expect. Though some people’s willpower can triumph for a while longer than others, knowing some easy ways to quickly turn a  negative mindset into a power driven one can benefit us all at some point. Borrowing from others…  With most of us universally agreeing that comparing ourselves to others in any way is detrimental to any of our own goals and mental health,  using the achievements and determination of others can be a great tool when used correctly to motivate ourselves. Our admiration for the journeys others have taken to run a marathon or write their first novel can act as our inspiration…

The Value of Jewellery

The value society places on jewellery is an interesting one. There is, quite literally, the monetary value we place on jewellery. Then there is the sentimental and emotional value. Proceeding value, however, is the fashion of jewellery and the impact it has on how people view the wearer. As an example, diamonds, once upon a time, connoted wealth and grace. Nowadays, they are more likely to be connected with over-the-top gaudiness and vulgarity.

7 Uplifting Bands

With political tensions rising over Brexit, Trump, and Kim Jong Un, distractions sound pretty good. Music can uplift moods, while lyrics entertain us and rhythm encourages us to dance. Below is a selection of bands that is will easily distract you from whatever you are worrying about (at least temporarily) and put a smile on your face.

10 Popular Walking Destinations

Whether it’s for fitness reasons or for clearing your mind, there is no denying the transformative powers a walking holiday can give you. It offers you the chance to escape everyday worries and forget daily stresses temporarily, allowing you the time to recover from the hectic modern lifestyles we have built for ourselves.

6 Trending Wellness Philosophies

Wellness philosophies, or lifestyle concepts, are a recent trend for lovers of wellness. Japanese ikigai and Danish hygge are just two examples that modern lifestyles seem to demand and deem necessary for living longer and happier. The way the world is going, we need all the positive help we can get. Below are the wellness philosophies recently uncovered and trending.