10 surprising benefits of daily journaling

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We’re big fans of journaling, keeping a diary, unpacking your day on the page, whatever you’d like to call it. Writing is well-known as a therapeutic way of letting go and harmonising one’s self and beautiful journals, fabulous pens, a cosy chair and a scented candle make it a ritual worth your time. As far as self-care goes, spending a couple of minutes each day and looking forward has some surprising benefits…

Reflection: Helps you to reflect on your day, boost your memory function and enhances your comprehension of events.

Mindfulness: Encourages you to be mindful of your activities, thoughts, interactions and words throughout the day.

Understanding: Nurtures your emotional intelligence and understanding. Making you more empathetic and insightful.

Inspiration: It’ll clear your mind from the day to day, helping to spark inspiration and fire up your creativity

Insight: You’ll gain clarity and insight into yourself and others that you have interacted with throughout the day.

Goals: It’ll help give you a push to achieve your goals and dreams by making a note of what you want to do.

Discipline: Helps strengthen self-discipline and decrease procrastination when you set yourself deadlines.

Process: Allows you to get your thoughts down on paper, process the events of your day and to let your mind rest.

Success: Creates an opportunity to congratulate your successes and reflect on where you might improve.

Gratitude: Enables you to look back on previous events and inspires a sense of gratitude and contentment.

Balancing Vata for Autumn Health

Balancing Vata for Autumn Health

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In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system, autumn is the season of the vata dosha – the subtle energy that governs movement. Literally translates as ‘wind,’ vata is dry and cold, moving in bursts.

When vata rises in autumn it can leave you feeling worn out, brittle, and susceptible to illness. If you’re experiencing dry skin, bad circulation, restless or fitful sleep, erratic routines, eating habits and bowel movements, constipation, or erratic thinking and a tendency to feel anxious, you may have excess vata.

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A grown ups guide to winter blog

Grown-up’s guide to magical Cornwall in Winter

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At this time of year, we truly believe there is no more romantic a place to be than Cornwall. With its stunning natural scenery, huge skies, dramatic sunsets, miles of empty sandy beaches and fresh air straight off the Atlantic, the result is a luxuriously unique combination of relaxation, space, peace and calm.

In order to help you make the most of what this beautiful part of the country has to offer, we thought we’d suggest a few things to see and do while you’re here.

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Eating Out – Feasting in the Fresh Air

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Summer is here and that means it’s alfresco dining time when you can take a picnic to the park, hold a BBQ on the beach, lunch at your leisure in a pub garden, or tuck into tapas on a sunny terrace with a measure of meteorological impunity.

At the Scarlet restaurant, our sea-view balcony is the perfect place for a spot of alfresco dining when you’re staying with us, but there’s also a host of amazing Cornish establishments that we love visiting for an evening of fresh air feasting. Read More

Introducing Groundwork: A season of international contemporary art in Cornwall

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Cornwall may be known for its tranquil sandy coves, Ann’s famous pasties and the striking hero, Ross Poldark. However, there is no forgetting that Cornwall is a county steeped in art history, with artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost, Ben Nicholson and Laura Knight all taking inspiration from Cornwall’s rugged landscape. This May, CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), based in Helston, is set to add to Cornwall’s creative oeuvre as they launch Groundwork, a season of international contemporary art across South West Cornwall.

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Scarlet breakfast

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Breakfast at the Scarlet really is the most important meal of the day, which is why we like the treat our guests to a long, leisurely three-course breakfast in our sea view restaurant. To whet your appetite, here are some of the dishes you can expect to find on our breakfast menu…
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New Year’s Resolutions to celebrate you

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Resolutions traditionally seem punishing: abstinence from the finer things in life, gruelling exercise, stopping your favourite habits – and they rarely last long, leaving you a little deflated. And punishing resolutions in one of the coldest, and darkest months of the year makes them particularly hard to keep.

Instead, why not focus on resolutions that are positive, life affirming and joyful – making them easier to keep and giving you the feeling of success from day one. Here are some of our ideas for creating exciting resolutions that will make sure the year ahead is one of promise and positivity!

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