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.
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.
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.
Body positivity is a hot topic in the news. From curvy models to hairy celebs, our society is slowing changing it’s impossible beauty standards. There is still a long way to go, however, as shown in the recent headlines, either congratulating or dismissing the brave people going against social norms.
Coffee is great. Coffee is amazing. Coffee is life.
I may be a slight fan of coffee. It is one of my only sins and I indulge myself mercilessly with the dark, silky smooth beverage. Living in London, my addiction to coffee has only grown, alongside my exposure to countless incredible, gorgeous cafes. Check out the list below for some amazing cafes to sample.
Autumn is coming. The leaves are turning and soon will be falling. It’s official. However, to avoid those post-summer blues, check out the selection below of the most popular wellness travel destinations. Take a look and be inspired to take the trip of a lifetime, to see stunning scenery including crystal blue oceans, lush green mountains, and ancient cities.
When reading your latest book purchase, listening to your favourite Spotify playlist or watching Netflix reruns of the Gilmore Girls just don’t suffice as entertaining ways to fill your fleeting moments of free time, the world of podcasting might offer a refreshing option. With the popularity of podcasts exploding within recent years, it seems no matter what sort of mood you’re in, you can find solace, enjoyment, enlightenment, alternative opinion, and general enjoyment by tuning into the vast array of podcasts now available for free listening. Though, as like finding a good book, it can take some time to find the right one for you. Ladies Who Lunch – Ingrid Nilsen & Cat Valdes Youtubers Ingrid & Cat explore numerous subjects that are often seen as taboo when having those everyday conversations. If you’re looking for some refreshing honesty and some solidarity in the embarrassing experiences and issues suffered by most…
You’ve just finished work, you can barely find the energy to eat your dinner, and you feel like rubbish. What you want is something to cheer you up. The films suggested below are brilliant means of escape from the daily drudgery of life. They are quick solutions and can pick up your mood instantly.
With the rise of YouTube and Spotify, it is easy to learn of new artists and musicians. It is easy to follow them and appreciate the music they make. What is missed, however, is seeing these artists live. Nothing beats the experience of seeing your favourite artist live, of hearing personal anecdotes and seeing them getting lost in the music. Plus, it is definitely the best way to discover a new artist. Below are the benefits of live music, which ranges from inspiring energy to creating unforgettable memories. If you cannot wait to see your favourite artist live, the need is appeased by stations such as NPR, who set up bands in an intimate setting and film them live, as if you are there with them.
Life is hectic. It is full of surprising highs and unexpected lows, all of which make us who we are today. Resilience is key in dealing with such a roller coaster, particularly the lows that may leave us devastated and in disarray. Occasionally called emotional resilience, it is when you are able to adapt to stressful situations without too much difficulty. To be resilient means you are flexible, versatile and mentally strong. Below are some suggestions on how to build your resilience.