BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
embrace wintertime, taking expert advice
We consulted our Northern neighbors for their wintertime tips. While they experience some of the coldest, darkest and longest winters, they are consistently ranked among the happiest people in the world. Learn how to embrace wintertime and borrow some inspiration from Scandinavians.
We rely mostly on our sight, hearing and spatial orientation as we work and get around in life. What would happen if we engaged all our senses and smelled more, felt more and tasted better? In this edition of the Future Affairs podcast Caro Verbeek, researcher of olfactory heritage, working for among others, the Dutch Rijksmuseum, argues that our sense of smell deserves more attention as it contributes to our wellbeing. Unconsciously we make choices about people and places based on how they smell. At Yogaground, we rely on Marie Stella Maris for scent in our studios. This autumn and winter, we added some extra items from their range to our studio shops. Come check it out and find the perfect gift.
Don't hesitate, meditate
Breaking away from your daily routine allows you to rest, relax and rejuvenate. If you’re considering a retreat, we may have found just the ticket. Located atop a hill, overlooking the gorgeous Lago d’Orta in northern Italy, check out Mandali. A beautifully designed retreat center, dedicated to inner peace, well-being and transformation in safe, peaceful and lush green environment. As a bonus, both the food and the view are amazing too!