In 2020, it may seem that there is little to connect us to the ancient world. We live in a time without mystery - the maps are all filled in, our technology is at its pinnacle and even traveling to the moon is old-hat by this point. But there is still one form that connects all of humanity, regardless of century. It is a universal love, one which is present in every life, whether you were born twenty years ago or twenty thousand years ago. And that form is stories.
Sometimes it can be easy to forget the power of the natural world that surrounds us. We get caught up in the surface level of life; the nitty-gritty of the everyday. Walking down the road we notice only the flat surface of the sidewalk or the rush of the cars driving next to us. Even for those living in the countryside, the beauty of the surrounding area is sometimes inevitably taken for granted. But nature is everywhere if you look for it.
Mindfulness has exploded onto the health and wellness scene over the last few years. From the publication of Eckhart Tolle’s famous book, The Power of Now, to an influx of apps offering guided meditation, it’s clear this ancient spiritual philosophy is undergoing a modern revival. While the world has succumbed to many hardships in recent months, there is plenty we can do on a personal level to boost our appreciation for the beautiful world around us. Here are 5 ways you can be more mindful, happy, and fulfilled this June.
Spring is a season swathed in myth and legend, from the earliest years of human existence, stories have been told to narrativize the earth’s natural cycle of life. Spring first stirs in March and stretches into late June. The sun’s rays open sealed flower buds and draw blossom from bare tree branches. From lambs to chicks, all manner of small creatures are born into a world waking up.
Easter is coming and chocolate eggs are definitely the most classic present we give each other on this occasion. A crunchy and gluttonous shell that encloses an unexpected surprise! So why not personalize the surprise with a precious gift for a loved one?
Between the end of March and the beginning of April, cherry blossoming reaches its peak. It is a breathtaking sight: hundreds of trees bloom together, wearing themselves with a cloud of pale corollas. An ethereal veil of rare beauty destined to last only for a few days and then fall to the ground in a lovely pinkish-white rain.
Every year I can't wait to take the winter greyness off my back by wearing something shiny and colorful. And shop windows become full of temptation when you're hungry for color. Why not take a look at the fashion trend of the new season and find out what will look best on you? I've already peeked and there's something for everyone! A little spoiler? Orange will rule in all its shades!