Journal

As we ease into Autumn here in Athens with the welcome of cool mornings and rustling leaves slowly fading that chlorophyl-rich green into sunset yellows and oranges, I feel ever-more mindful and into my selfcare rituals. According to one of my daughter’s favorite books, “the quiet harvest arrives.” Autumn is a process of slowing down and preserving the bounty and glow of summer.  
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From inconceivably demanding fitness routines to intricate beauty rituals and sophisticated holistic therapies and psychological approaches, the ancient Greeks were progressive when it came to self-care. In fact, many top experts globally are increasingly now basing their practice on (now often scientifically-proven) truths about wellness and beauty that originate in Greece circa 2000-3000 years ago.

 

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