Hello Sunshine 🌞
Hello Dear Ones,
It was a glorious weekend.
It’s incredible what a little bit of sunshine can do to lift one’s mood. I am deeply influenced by the sun and constantly yearn for it, however, not to the point that I’d break my quarantine of course 😉
Since moving to London, I made peace with the fact that sunny days here are a luxury. For my own wellbeing, I had to find ways to enhance my personal space and my olfactive experience, especially, for those days when the weather is disappointing.
For example, I absolutely love room fragrances, as much as perfumes, whether in the form of sprays, diffusers or incense. And nothing beats the smell of fresh flowers permeating a room.
To me, engaging with a fragrance is a joyful, and deeply personal experience.
When I choose a fragrance, it is first to please my own senses, to match my mood and how I’m feeling. When I decided to create the WIM’s perfume line it was with the intention to encourage you to experience this for yourselves. Choosing a fragrance is a deeply personal form of self expression and self-care. I cannot wait to test our sample oil fragrances once they arrive ✨
Our beautiful apothecary line is still in the making but I will make sure to keep you updated on all the latest developments. Meanwhile, I am so thrilled that our website is now live!
Want to elevate your social distancing attire to elegant and super comfortable? We’ve pulled together a collection of beautifully made garments that offer both. Head over to the WIM shop and let me know what you think!
My parting gifts to you this week are a couple of recommendations I found helpful for me:
I tend to prefer alternative approaches, aka homeopathic treatments to healing whenever possible. Homeopathy is a form of complementary medicine developed in the 1790s by a German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann. It’s my go-to for relief of ailments, such as: monthly cramps, muscular pain due to exercise or injury, and lately, seasonal allergies. Dr. Michele Yasson’s recommendations in her weekly newsletter were very helpful.
Tonglen is a Buddhist meditation practice. Tong means "letting go", and len means "taking in". The practice is beautifully explained by renowned meditation master and Buddhist teacher, Pema Chödrön:
I recommend doing the Tonglen Meditation with Davidji - a blissful antidote to sleepless nights. Have a listen and you'll know why.
Wishing you all a restful and healthy Easter break and see you next week
P.S. The registration for our Self-Care Strategy Workshop is open. If you are interested in joining us, head on over here.