I Love Decleor – Relax & Unwind At The Spa


These products are manufactured in Paris, France. These combine my two great loves: luxury skincare and aromatherapy.For over 40 years, DECLÉOR  leads the beauty market. It is also the trusted expert and innovator in aromatherapy skincare. Every Thursday I treat myself to a beauty treatment. It is pure luxury.The lights are off in the treatment room in the spa. There are scented candles burning in colourful stained glasses and relaxing instrumental, classical music playing. The scene is set. I am covered in hot towels, beneath and over me. The towels are changed regularly to keep me warm.My eyes are covered with a warm eye mask. It is amazing when you are being massaged, with your eyes closed, how your other senses compensate to make you aware of your environment. Today I could smell the lemongrass oil in the lotion and the orange essential oil burning. It is very relaxing. I like to get a facial or a Swedish massage not a deep tissue one but it is a matter of personal preference. Go on, treat yourself this Christmas at your local spa. You can also buy these skincare and beauty products online, in Debenhams, Shaws or in some chemists: Sam Mc Cauley, Boots and Cara Pharmacy . It is a beautiful gift for a mother or wife. Every woman  loves a luxury bath followed by covering herself in lotions and potions and doing her daily skincare routine in the privacy of her own bathroom. Please keep the receipt from the chemist incase they want to change it for another product, as there are different skin types: oily, combination or dry and over 40 and over 50 mature skin! You could also buy your female a gift voucher to your local spa. Maryborough Hotel Spa is divine. They sell Christmas gift vouchers online. It makes Christmas shopping easy for the females in your life. Beware they are not cheap but neither are our loved ones. They are worth it!

Decleor Website: http://www.decleor.com/

Beauty.ie Review: http://www.beaut.ie/decleor

Buy Online: https://ie.strawberrynet.com/skincare/decleor/


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6 Ways Journaling Will Change Your Life

Title:6 Ways Journaling Will Change Your Life

Author:C M Smith, LifeHack

Full Text & Source: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/6-ways-journaling-will-change-your-life.html

The Internet, Online, 29/11/2016

Sample Text:

I have been writing something about myself or my everyday for almost 2 years now. It has been one of greatest and most freeing experiences in my life because I can actually slow myself down to think about what’s truly happening around me as well as my part in it………..

Here are 6 ways that journaling will change your life.

  1. How do you really feel?  Journaling can help you get out of the way of what you truly feel on the inside. In other words, taken the time to sit and write about something that is affecting you can lead to a deeper and more realistic view of what feelings you are actually feeling.When we are caught up in the “rat-race” of life, we tend to disregard our feelings and keep ourselves, busy and jaded. It isn’t until we slow down for some time to let the feelings inside be what they truly are.
  2. Point of view   Another thing that journaling can give us is a better understanding of our own point of view as well as what others may think of a situation. It’s always tough to know exactly what others are thinking, but journaling can allow us to slow down enough to start to try to understand someone else’s point of view.
  3. A life worth living    I like to think of journaling as “my life’s story”. That alone makes it fun, enjoyable, and inspiring to write a little about myself and what is going on with me every single day. After you have journaled continuously for sometime and you look back on the things that you have written you may realize that your life is much more interesting and deep than you once thought. In fact, if you are down on yourself alot, journaling is a great way to get around this and discover that your life is truly worth living.
  4. Hi, my name is…Do you know yourself? Without thinking too hard about it, you may just simply say, “of course I do,” yet if you haven’t done some serious introspection and work on who you are, chances are you may only know who you think you are.This was definitely the case for me before I started writing for myself every single day. I thought that I knew what I liked and disliked, who I was, and where I was going in life. But in reality I these aspects of myself were what I thought I should be; not actually who I was. With journaling I uncovered dreams and goals that I never imagine would be mine. I realized that there were so many things that I just couldn’t stand to do and therefore gave myself boundaries to say “no” more.Journaling can do this for you too. You can finally say hello to yourself.
  5. A cooler old person    The idea of being able to write for your life and then pass that writing onto someone else, whether it be old friends, children, grandchildren, etc. is inspiring. I could only wish that my father or grandfather would have been able to pass on something like that to me. It wouldn’t have mattered if the words they wrote were deep or insightful; just as long as they were words that I could read and feel more connected to them.You can journal every day and then pass this legacy on to loved ones later in life. They can learn about you and what made you tick as a human.
  6. Build your serenity    Getting back to number one; when you start to write about your feelings and how situations in your life change your feelings you gain the ability to start to process those feelings. Rather than leaving feelings completely bottled up inside, you can put them down on paper and get them out of your heart and mind so you can process and understand them more which will lead to a more serene exsistenceThis especially works well with feelings like anger, jealousy, resentment, etc. Putting these feeling out on paper and letting them take their course is a great way to stay balanced. The simple act of writing a few words, sentences, or paragraphs everyday can have a profound and instant effect on your life for the better. Journaling can change your life and make you more interested and interesting through the years.read the full article online….


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Laugh More!


“When life is easy, humor sparkles like diamonds on the smooth surface of the Sea. When life is hard humor is the life jacket that keeps us from going under” Barbara Johnson.

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Happy Thanksgiving All


“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” Catherine Pulsifer

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” Maya Angelou

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder

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Bookings.com & Skyscanner

I am planning my summer holiday and my niece recommended these two websites!! I am thinking of Italy or Lanzarote. She and her friends travelled Europe and Asia, after university, using these two sites! There are amazing, so much information and great prices and reviews – check them out!

Bookings.com – get the best price
Booking.com is an online accommodation booking website.
No Booking Fees · Secure Booking · Many Languages · 24/7 Customer Service
World’s Leading Online Travel Agency – 2015 – World Travel Awards
New deals listed every day

Skyscanner is a global metasearch engine for information on the World Wide Web that enables people to find comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire.

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Memory Books for Bereavement

Title:Memory Books for Bereavement

Author: Marcelina Hardy

Full Text & Source: http://dying.lovetoknow.com/coping-grief/memory-books-bereavement

The Internet, Online, 20/11/2016

Sample Text

Memory books are the perfect way to remember a loved one who has died. They can hold some of the most precious memories and life stories of a special person in your life who deserves to be remembered. Whether you want to make one for yourself or give one to a friend who is grieving, you will be delighted at the powerful effects it can have on survivors.

Memory books are the perfect way to remember a loved one who has died. They can hold some of the most precious memories and life stories of a special person in your life who deserves to be remembered. Whether you want to make one for yourself or give one to a friend who is grieving, you will be delighted at the powerful effects it can have on survivors.

Choosing a Memory Book

The first step in creating a memory book is to decide what type of book you want to capture the memories. Most people use either use a photo album or scrapbook, so what’s the difference?

Photo Album: Photo albums have several different ways to lay them out. You can put the photos in order from the earliest to the oldest one or you can start with the oldest photos so that the person viewing it can go from the present to past through the deceased’s life. Some individuals will write a memory on the back of the photos or on a small sticker to place on the front of the picture.

Scrapbook: For this type of memory book, you place pictures on a blank cardstock and can add embellishments to highlight the photos. Many people also journal on the page by writing about the feelings they have when looking at the photos or about the stories behind them…………….. ( I prefer scarp books as I like to write about the person and the photographs)

Journal Ideas for Your Book

Poems and Quotes

Feelings and Thoughts

Life Stories

Pass on the Gift of Family History

read full article online….

Some people like to make bereavement boxes containing personal belongings of the deceased.


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Grief Journaling – It Works !

Title: Grief Journaling Tips & Writing Prompts

Author: Heather Stang, Mindfulness & Grief

Full Text & Source: http://mindfulnessandgrief.com/grief-journaling/

The Internet, Online, 20/11/2016

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Grief journaling can help you record and process your experience of grief. As you begin to reconnect with your body, you may start to hear whispers (or even shouts) of wisdom coming from within. You may wish to take note of these signals, quite literally, for it is easy for the mind to forget insights almost as quickly as they arise when you are working through grief. This is why it is a great idea to keep a grief journal.

In the book Lessons Of Loss by Dr. Robert Niemeyer explains “Especially when losses are traumatic, they may be difficult to discuss or even disclose to another. And yet the psychological and physical burden of harboring painful memories without the release of sharing can prove far more destructive in the long run.”

Grief Journaling Tip: You do not need to write fast, but try to write continuously and without editing your thoughts.

There is plenty of research to suggest that grief journaling after a significant loss has therapeutic value. According to grief experts, the task of reconstructing your personalself-narrative is critical in the healing process…………





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