The bluebells are flourishing all around us and our apple tree is blossoming a little later than usual. We have been making the most of the beautiful Surrey Hills by discovering new walks in our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Nica's Favourite Things this Month
I have just started implementing biochemist Jessie Inchauspé's advice from "The Glucose Revolution" and "The Glucose Method". These life-changing books offer simple fun hacks on how to avoid glucose spikes whilst still eating the food you Love! One of the top tips is to eat veggies first, followed by protein and finally starches/sugar, which flattens the curve by 75%.
Celebrating the small wins...a life lesson.
We were recently chosen as finalists for our Sleep Easy Bath Salts in the Get the Gloss Wellness Awards for Best Wellness Skincare/Bodycare category. As we hadn't won I wasn't going to make a big deal about it however when discussing it with my husband he suggested a different way of looking at it. Celebrate and savour the little wins along the way to winning the big ones! This got me thinking how important it is in terms of motivation, productivity and overall well-being.
Here are a few reasons why:
1. Whenever we see progress, even if it's small, bank it. It's the small wins that give us the motivation and fuel to keep going.
2. When we feel good about what we've accomplished, we are more likely to continue working and get more done.
3. Focusing on the positive can help us feel more optimistic, energised, and happier.
4. When we celebrate achieving the small wins, we are more likely to believe in ourselves and tackle bigger challenges......
and then as if by magic a Big Win comes along! Our Cleansing Milk with Dandelion extract has been featured in the Indy Best in their Top 14 Best CBD Skin Care products - The Cleansing Milk was voted Best CBD Skincare product for Sensitive Skin for 2023! Whoot..Whoot..
This month we have 15% off our Face Cream and Cleansing Milk bundle. I know we aren't supposed to have favourites, but I really love our H:A Face Cream and Cleansing Milk which I apply daily morning and evening. They are divine.
Things to look forward to:
RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 23rd-27th May 2023, not only for the show itself but the amazing floral decorations of some of the shops and restaurants in London.
Peonies which bloom briefly in May are my favourite flowers. For continued annual joy see My Peony Society
My favourite discovery this month - I might be late to the party - has been the "The Biggest Little Farm" documentary. It's about a couple John & Molly who are inspired by their dog to acquire 200 acres of derelict land in California and transform it into a biodiverse farm. Beautifully filmed and one for all the family.
Two Part Documentary:
Part 1: Prime Video and Part 2 Disney + for the UK.
Enjoy the month!