The sun is shining and spring is upon us! Out with the old and in with the new. The idea of deep-cleaning the house during spring time dates back to traditional Persian and Jewish customs. The Iranian practice of ‘khooneh tekouni’ or ‘shaking the house’ is carried out before the Persian New Year on the first day of spring and Jews deep-clean their homes in preparation for the spring time festival of Passover.
Spring is the ideal time to de-clutter and add more Zen to your living space, but it is not only our homes which can benefit from a thorough clean out – our bodies can reap the benefits too. Spring-clean and detoxify your skin with these natural homemade skin transformers to step into spring all shiny and new.
Some women seem to have it all. High-flying career, babies-in-the-backseat and an enviable social life – annoyingly polished off with a serene smile and a sickly-sweet topping of ‘togetherness’. Not a freak-out in sight. How does she cope? Maybe she’s born with it…or maybe it’s mindfulness.