383: 11 Health & Beauty Secrets for a Better Second Half, as taught by Liz Earle
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by Simply Luxurious
1w ago
“My years working in wellbeing have taught me that it’s about living life in a daily, achievable balance. The one thing that counts above all else? Consistency. It doesn’t have to be much and it doesn’t have to be hard, but it does have to be consistent.” —Liz Earle, author of A Better Second Half: […] Source ..read more
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382: Antique & Vintage Shopping in Barnard Castle, England + 5 Ways I Decorate with these Treasures
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by Simply Luxurious
3w ago
You know you’ve found a quaint English town when the name of the town has a beloved nickname personifying it. Barnard Castle, or Barney, as the locals often call it, is a small town in County Durham, so in the northeastern portion of England, and the population rests just under 6,000. With my vacation rental […] Source ..read more
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381: The Power of the Clarity of Our Intention AND Where We Direct Our Attention — Understanding Our Mind
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by Simply Luxurious
1M ago
“The practice of manifestation rests on our ability to direct our attention toward the objects of our intention (selective attention) and away from objects and experiences that distract it.” —James R. Doty, MD, author of Mind Magic: The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How it Changes Everything One of the most reliable ways I have found […] Source ..read more
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380: How Rituals Enrich Our Lives IF We Choose and Engage with Intention
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by Simply Luxurious
1M ago
“Rituals delineate a sacred space to keep people connected to the present moment.” —Dr. Michael Norton, author of The Ritual Effect Brown Betty (cobalt in my case) teapot full of steeped black tea. A petite dish full of healthy nibbles. A favorite French candle lit offering a gentle reminder of Paris streets. The ‘focus’ on […] Source ..read more
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379: How (and Why) to Be Your Own Best Friend
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by Simply Luxurious
2M ago
“We are not born with the secret of how to live [well], and too many of us never learn it. There is nothing cold-blooded or mechanical about it, but there are many things we have to learn to do . . . the first thing is to realize we’ve probably been looking in the wrong […] Source ..read more
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378: Choose to Compost Your Past: How the Arrival of the Spring Season is Metaphor For Life
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2M ago
“Composting what was into what will be.” Mother Nature and the cycle of seasons provide endless life lessons and nourishing guidance if we are wise enough to heed her teachings. More specifically, spring’s arrival, the season as we all know that introduces itself after winter, the latter season of which for many of us can […] Source ..read more
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377: The Slow Productivity Approach that will Elevate the Quality of Your Entire Life, as taught by Cal Newport
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by Simply Luxurious
3M ago
“What’s needed is more intentional thinking about what we mean by ‘productivity’ . . . If [we] collect modest drops of meaningful effort for 365 days . . . [we]’ll end the year with a bucket that is pretty damn full. This is what ultimately matters: where [we] end up, not the speed at which […] Source ..read more
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376: Wise Investments: Understand the Difference between a Good Value and a Good Deal
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by Simply Luxurious
3M ago
A pair of denim jeans made of heavier weight denim, and long staple cotton will cost more at the till or checkout, but it will be worn and enjoyably so for years to come. And even better, you won’t be repairing it endlessly throughout its long lifespan (good value). Compare the above purchase to a […] Source ..read more
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375: How to Become a More Skilled Participant in the Living of Our Life
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by Simply Luxurious
4M ago
Sometimes life can feel small, as if the reality of our lives right now is all there is even if we are an aware individual, we know that the world’s awesome vastness stretches beyond our comprehension. However, because we will always be in our own company, we forget that what we see now isn’t always […] Source ..read more
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374: What I Have Learned in French Class, So Far – part Sept
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by Simply Luxurious
4M ago
Bonjour à tous ! Just last week, I concluded FR 105 with Washington DC’s Alliance de Français, a Zoom/online course that met twice a week, two hours each time since just after Thanksgiving. You may remember that Part Six of this series was shared during TSLL’s Annual French Week which shared what I had learned […] Source ..read more
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