Autumn Hygge

Autumn Hygge

Changing seasons can affect people in different ways. Some people love each change and revel in the differences bought with each change. So, as we move into the colder seasons, here are a few ideas on how to embrace autumn. 

Enjoying the Outdoors

Leaves changing colour from green to golden brown, autumnal berries of reds and purples, endless blue skies and amazing sunsets. The outdoors isn’t just for spring and summer. It is the perfect time to tidy the garden. Or go for long walks, photographing the changes around you. 

Cosy Calm and Candles

Snuggling up. It is definitely candle season, lovely scents and flickering light. If you are like me, it is always candle season, but now is candles and blankets are perfect to make the home feel cosy and help you to relax. Hibernation time! Lavender and geranium and bergamot are great scents to help you relax. While orange and spice scents are perfect to make you feel warm and cosy. A lovely way to relax. 

Moments of Mindfulness

Take time to clear your mind. Either empty it through meditation. Or if, like me, you find this hard, find another way to fill the space. Something that relaxes you and holds your concentration. Yoga, Pilates, reading or sketching. 

Baking and Making

Now is a great time to get in your kitchen or cosy up in your lounge to bake and make. Get inspired by Bake Off to try new bakes. Practice your skills. Look after yourself and your sour dough mother dough. Make mincemeat ready for mince pies or get your Christmas pudding ready. 

Or try your hand at one of the amazing craft kits available. Felting, embroidery or painting. 

Tell us how you love to relax and have autumnal moments of Hygge. Have you followed any of our ideas? Or do you have your own plans

Lockdown Learning

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Grateful

Grateful 

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Wellness in 2020

Wellness in 2020

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Pause 100 Moments of Calm

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Pause 100 Moments of Calm

Published 2019

Summersdale Publishers Ltd.

Pause – 100 Moments of Calm. A lovely little hardback book with 100 ideas all about being and staying calm. The book also has calming quotes and quotes about calm all the way through it. For anyone who wants to add a little more calm into their life. Read more

Things to do in Autumn

Autumn Things to do

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Mindfulness | Mindful Living Show

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We love plants. Anyone who follows us on social media will have had a hint of it already. So we decided to tell you a little bit about why we love plants and give you a few ideas on how to incorporate them into your life. We spoke to Plant Design, a company that specialises in bringing plants into indoor spaces, to find out a more. 

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Old Faithful – Meet the Maker

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One of our latest makers creates beautiful, natural and essential oil filled well-being and skincare products. We spoke to Gareth about what made him start Old Faithful and why he loves natural well being.

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Well Being 2019

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