Today, June 5th, is World environment day. It was enacted in 1974 to make people more aware of the importance of environmental issues. Every year there is a different theme and this year's theme is biodiversity. "The emergence of COVID-19 has underscored the fact that, when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports human life. By upsetting the delicate balance of nature, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens–including coronaviruses–to spread" (https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/about/biodiversity)
Have you ever watched the way most people wash their hands (or been horrified because they don't wash their hands)? Our hands are the parts of our bodies that are in contact with everything. We touch products, we touch food, we touch other people and we touch ourselves, especially our faces. Our hands are one of the most likely places for us to come into contact with germs. In this time of the public health crisis of COVID-19, it is time to reiterate the importance of washing hands and how to wash your hands properly.
Letting go of 2019 and setting intentions for 2020
Put on some relaxing music, get your favourite cup and fill it with whatever you like and sit down and do this simple reflection process for 2019. It is best done in the early days of the new year and then later you can move on to a more specific goal setting (if that is your thing).
Ask yourself these questions and write as much as you like.
Aromazen Naturals is now proudly certified with Choose Cruelty Free. CCF is an Australian non profit organisation that advocates for the rights of animals and aims to end animal testing for cosmetics, personal care products and household cleaning products and certifies the companies that make these products with no animal testing and with no ingredients from any company who utilises either animal testing or any ingredients that have been tested on animals.
We endure the long grey winter, just holding out for sunnier days. Then as soon as the blossoms appear our hearts start to soar as warmer weather is finally near. But for some people, spring is not joyous at all and is a time of suffering. This is called hayfever (allergic rhinitis) which is when a person is exposed to an allergen and the immune system reacts by producing antibodies which signal the brain to release extra histamine which provokes an inflammatory response.