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A stress beater you’ll be thankful for

Let’s face it – there are days when it’s particularly essential to rise to the challenge of practising mind over matter and deal with negative thoughts and stress. Today is one of those days, when politics and emotions are running high. One method is ACT (acceptance commitment theory), developed by Russ Harris, psychotherapist and author of The Happiness…

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...to when the barriers go up
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Let’s vote for love without barriers. If the Brexit vote has left you feeling down, give yourself - and your European friends - a bit of international love with the wonderful all-natural Sodashi (buy online). Its sublime Chakra Balance Love oil is a heady mix of petitgrain, rose and lemon. Simply apply a few drops to your chakra points and share the love...

…to when the barriers go up Sodashi Chakra Balance Oil 4 – Love £39 Let’s vote…

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...to when things don't go your way...
ACT (acceptance and commitment theory), developed by psychotherapist Russ Harris and perfect for days, like today, when we need to deal with negative thoughts without imploding.
ACT – a combination of CBT and mindfulness – helps us to ditch the down moods by conscious choice. Here’s how it works. When you feel yourself spiraling calmly say “Thank You, Mind,” acknowledging the thought, being grateful to your mind for flagging it up. Then – the important bit – decide to ignore it or act on it. This simple internal statement helps
stop that endless loop of self-judgement and whirling, conflicting thoughts that many of us – exhaustingly and stressfully – indulge in. #thisistheantidote

…to when things don’t go your way… ACT (acceptance and commitment theory), developed by psychotherapist Russ…

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...to another smashed bronzer 
Guerlain Bronzing Powder £33.75
Breaking a compact is bad enough (it’s ALWAYS the bronzing powder) but then you have to deal with the powder lurking in every crevice of your bag for weeks. Guerlain have the answer – nifty jelly bronzer cases in summery coral and turquoise. Clever and covetable. We like. #thisistheantidote

…to another smashed bronzer Guerlain Bronzing Powder £33.75 Breaking a compact is bad enough (it’s ALWAYS…

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...to bad summer hair days 
Isle of Roses Hair Oil £42
A typically British summer involves drizzly days; a tropical holiday brings humidity. Neither is good for hair, which can quickly become dull, lank and lifeless. Ideal for refreshing hair between washes or as a light styling product, Isle of Roses hair oil is gorgeously scented with 100% natural essential oils including Bulgarian damask rose, musk rose and evening primrose, while Vitamin E, shea butter and aloe vera moisturise. Pictured with the Prismologie Rose Quartz and Rose Body Balm, a creamy powder with a gentle shimmer and a lovely light rose fragrance. #thisistheantidote

…to bad summer hair days Isle of Roses Hair Oil £42 A typically British summer involves…

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...to uninspired tea in uninspired packaging 
Pukka Organic Teas £2.79
Far be it from us to be swayed by pretty packaging, but Pukka Teas’ boxes really are beautifully uplifting – just like the teas within, in fact. The latest in their tea 'families’ is Green Revolution, a range of six green teas all made with high-quality matcha tea grown on an island off South Korea. Mint Matcha Green is particularly reviving and soothing on the digestion… #thisistheantidote

…to uninspired tea in uninspired packaging Pukka Organic Teas £2.79 Far be it from us to…

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...a real tan: part two 
Legology Sun-Lite £36
Need helping going from tights to bare? This nifty product, created by a master beauty journalist I'll have you know (Kate Shapland @LegologyStyle) is slightly tinted but easy to wash off, ideal for Lovelier legs on the school run, beach, trip to the shops.... The world with instantly great looking legs is your oyster people. #confidentinyourskin #thisistheantidote

…a real tan: part two Legology Sun-Lite £36 Need helping going from tights to bare? This…

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...a real tan: part one
Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster £26
A self-tanner that can be mixed with your favourite skincare product to add glow on the go. Incredibly natural-looking, it can be tailored to your desired level but, as usual, less is more believable… #thisistheantidote

…a real tan: part one Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster £26 A self-tanner that can…

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...to a stressful day 
Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses £42
The oils - ylang-ylang tree, patchouli and lavender – are all known for their relaxing properties, but the oil also boasts a velvety consistency, while the real essential oils nourish and pamper skin, preventing drying and adding a film of protection. #thisistheantidote

…to a stressful day Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses £42 The oils – ylang-ylang…

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To receive such flowers to thank for a job well done by all involved that nourished…

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