It’s easy to get lost in society’s consumerism current. To not think and just go with the flow. Work a lot. Earn a lot. Spend a lot. Always busy, never quiet.
And then stop. The fatigue.
More and more of us fellow humans feel the urge to escape the busy city lifestyle. To go somewhere to be able to breathe again properly.
To slow down. Relax. Feel bored. Sleep. And repeat.
And we realize "Do we actually need all the stress in our lives?
Do we need that much work? Do we need that much responsibility?
Do we need so many social activities? So many "friends"?
Do we need so many plans, rules and alarm clocks?"
Or could there be an alternative to this lifestyle?
A new way of living, more connected to nature again. Less connected with human-built systems that might become more and more a duty than an actual relief?
Is so much comfort actually good for us humans? Don’t our bodies want to move again? Feel alive again? Together with our hearts and souls. Feeling a sense of oneness, togetherness with all living beings around us, nature included?
When you say "Yes" to many of the above questions, you feel like many of us.
In need to slow down and to just be. Not in the past. Not in the future.
In the present.
Also Inês, an artisan, product designer and carpenter who has been running her own carpentry business for the past years, can relate to the above mentioned. She also got pretty tired over time. So, she decided to come up with a new idea: To make 100% natural cosmetics such as lotions, creams and soaps. Inês created her own natural cosmetic brand "Har.moon.ia"
Inês also offers "Natural Cosmetics Self Care Workshops" with us, where you can learn during 3 hours how to produce your own handmade face and body moisturizer and cleanser. The workshop takes place on a beautiful land surrounded by a natural reserve in Oeiras, Lisbon.
You can pick and use flowers and herbs from the garden for your own creations. A self-care ritual accompanied by nature and good company happens at the end and you can peacefully return home with everything you produced and a manual that contains all sorts of natural cosmetic recipes for you to try at home. For more information and bookings, click here.
And last but not least, we would like to mention our affiliate partner Tea Shop.
Since 1990, the team of Tea Shop has dedicated body and soul to the world of tea: From infusions to rooibos, through more than 120 varieties of high quality tea, to accessories such as teapots, infusers and cups.
The Tea Shop Team has become well-known in the world of tea! They wanted to spread their passion for tea beyond their borders and have now more than 80 shops in the main cities of Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina and Italy. They continue to grow in other markets.
Check out their tea offer here and find your favorite cup of tea! :)
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Until next time :)