These past few weeks that I've been in Provence, the region literally seems to glow bluish-purple. The color of soft lavender bushes shimmering against a blue sky... rolling up balmy country days and the soulfulness of summer into one pretty package. But as I've come to realise through talking ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!
Today, my thoughts keep wandering back to roses... I have no idea why! Maybe it's the Absolis by Patyka Damask Rose Toning Lotion that landed on my table in the morning. Or the fresh batch of rose water I made last evening... the lush fragrance is still wafting through my rooms. Or the Lancôme ... Read More about Beauty DIY: Rose recipes that pack a potent skincare punch
What if I told you there's a super-effective weight loss technique that costs nothing and doesn't need a single change in your diet? Yes, it's true. No, it's not a magic potion. It is – wait for it – SLEEP. Yes, saying that that people who sleep more end up eating less (and being less hungry) might ... Read More about Sleep less, weigh more: 6 ways lack of sleep is making you pile on the weight. LOTS of weight.
So, where sleep is concerned, how much is really enough? Last month, the National Sleep Foundation (yes, this exists!) released amongst the first-ever concrete guidelines for how much sleep we need on a daily basis: Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours ... Read More about Sleepytime Saturdays: How much sleep do you really need? And what happens when you don’t get it?
I come from a long line of insomniacs, so chronic sleeplessness has been a very normal way of life for me since, well, forever. In fact, I do my best work late at night – think post-1 am on a good day. After all, isn't the world a much more productive place when everyone else has gone to sleep, ... Read More about Sleepytime Saturdays: Why sleep is THE new black and my experiments with insomnia