There are lots of great things that you might associate with the autumn and winter months such as fun holidays, seasonal hot drinks, cozy knitted sweaters and snow. Unfortunately, there are also some not-so-great things that come with the colder weather such as colds, coughs and sneezes. While the average adult will get a cold a couple of times throughout the year, it can seem as though it’s impossible to get through the winter months without catching one, and you’re more likely to notice the number of people in your office, school, or local grocery store sniffing and sneezing around you.
For many people around the world, October 31st marks Halloween, the scariest and spookiest night of the year. Thought to have pagan origins, Halloween in modern times has become an occasion for dressing up, carving pumpkins and telling ghost stories. Yet while many view the day as a time for care-free fun and scary movies, for some people the frightening experiences and negative energies aren’t confined to just a single day.
Hindu Goddesses are powerful embodiments of the feminine soul, representing everything that is good about women and considered to be worthy of respect and worship. From Parvati the protector to Lakshmi, who is associated with luck, wealth and prosperity, the positive traits associated with popular Goddesses make them ideal role models for women of all ages and backgrounds.
It’s officially December which can only mean one thing: the holidays are approaching. Whether you’re preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, or even just a long-awaited New Years’ Eve party, chances are that you have gifts to buy for a host, friend, or loved one.
When the clock struck midnight on December 31st and the new year officially began, men and women across the world resolved to change their lives in 2017. For some people, this will be the year that they finally lose weight, meet the love of their life, or get a well-earned promotion. Others set smaller goals such as saving money on their grocery bills, drinking more water, or eating five pieces of fruit and vegetables every day. Whatever your new year’s resolution was, chances are that you may already be struggling to keep it – when it comes to setting goals, the first two weeks in January are vital, as this is the time when you are most likely to give up, lose hope, or get distracted.
On January 28th, parties and parades will be held across the world to celebrate Chinese New Year and introduce the year of the rooster. This holiday, based on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar, is extremely important for the Chinese and is often marked with fireworks, family gatherings and traditional performances.
We’re told never to judge a book by its cover, but the way that we dress can definitely leave a lasting impression on the people we meet. The clothes we choose to wear and the outfits we put together allow us to express different aspects of our personalities, emotions and interests and can have an impact on the way strangers, friends and colleagues perceive and interact with us. Cool pastel colours can give the impression of being calm and in control while bright neon clothing can draw attention and imply an outgoing personality.
As February slowly fades away and we enter into the month of March, the seasons also prepare to change. In the northern hemisphere, temperatures will begin to rise and our gardens will prepare to bloom as we move into Spring, while in the southern hemisphere, autumn is fast approaching and the winds are growing cooler. Regardless of where you live or what the season is, the month of March is always the perfect time to consider cleaning and rearranging your home and living space after a hectic and stressful start to the year.