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!
As soon as the clocks go back and the leaves on the trees start to fall, our thoughts turn to winter and the creature comforts of indoors. There’s such a joy in escaping home, kicking off your boots and warming up by the fire, watching the storms outside.
Senior Midwife Marie Louise has kindly provided her expert advice for the Scarlet Journal for soon-to-be-parents. Here is her definitive guide to what you need to pack in your hospital bag.
In Ayurveda there are three main mind and body types known as doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, derived from the five elements of air, space, fire, earth, water. Your individual dosha type gives insight into your physical, mental, emotional and behavioural characteristics.
This moisturising, exfoliating scrub is so easy to make at home that we wanted to share it with you. The basic recipe is below but you can add your own seasonal twist with different essential oils and fresh flowers or herbs. In early summer, we love to create the sugar scrub with fresh lavender buds and the salt scrub with peppermint oil and fresh peppermint from our garden.