The Simple Things
Published on 25th November 2020
It’s listed under the lifestyle genre and it deals with the simple pleasures of gardening, cooking, and shopping wisely. So if you are anyway crafty, you can learn step by step how to create your own notebook.
Mediation and mindfulness seem to be the buzz words at the moment, there's an article called Fill up your Senses. This is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Shuku Nishi.
Dotted throughout the magazine are beautiful rustic cottages with comfy interiors and big open fires, the kind you dream of on a cold, and dreary November day. But suddenly you are transported there in your imagination, curling up with a huge mug of hot chocolate, listening to the crackle of a log fire, pure bliss.
Fortune-telling is popular with many people and this interest can be mapped back to around 4000 BC in Ancient China, Egypt and Babylon.
But why are we so fascinated by the future?
Apparently, what we desire from fortune telling is not certainty regarding future dates and times but a sense of where we are going. The popularity of fortune-telling tends to spike when the world is going through troubling issues.
So this pandemic has made us soul-search, and instead of turning to religion as we would have done in the past, we now turn to the tarot.
There is also a very interesting article called Speak Up, about talking with confidence and finding your voice. It is well worth reading for any of us who have a great fear of speaking in public or making your voice heard for fear of what others might think of you.
A little brain workout called the Puzzle Pause seems like the perfect way to end this magazine. The first one is called Mosaic and is similar to Sudoku, and the second is called Seeing Double - both satisfy and frustrate you in equal measure.
The world is full of magical things
Patiently waiting for our senses
To get sharper.
Watch our how to video for more information. Submitted by Teresa, Inchicore Library.