Summer is drawing to a close and September is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for students around the world to say goodbye to their vacations, quickly finish any neglected assignments, and pack their bags for another year of studying. For students preparing for their very first semester at College or University, this is a time of intense nervousness and excitement, as well as a lot of uncertainty of what the future might bring. It’s completely normal to feel unprepared for student life, but there are a few things that any new student can do to help ease those fears – packing a few days before you need to actually leave home, looking at some of those books on the impossibly long ‘recommended reading’ lists your new professors have sent you, and taking advantage of the positive and natural energies of gemstones to calm your nerves and boost your abilities.
Beautiful, powerful, and inspiring – no one truly embodies the essence of femininity like a Hindu Goddess, and here at Mystic Self we believe that every woman has her own inner goddess, just waiting to be released. Before you can discover your own feminine powers, however, there’s plenty that can be gained by learning about some of the most popular female Hindu deities, their feminine qualities and the ways that you can use gemstones to connect with them.
For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, September marks the beginning of fall, when the leaves gently drop from the trees, the nights grow shorter and the winds get colder.
Whether you want to improve your health, work on your muscles or even lose weight, exercise is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. Not only can exercise help to lower the risk of illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but it can also have great mental benefits - your confidence can improve, you’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment after achieving your next fitness goal, and exercise can even encourage your body to produce endorphins, which are a chemical known to boost your mood and help keep sadness and depression at bay.
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.