“My motto is to love greatly, laugh freely, live naturally, do good when you can and stay productive.”
Herodotus wrote of the fountain of youth, a spring in which one drinks or bathes and remains young forever. As lovely as this sounds, it is only a myth. There are ways, however, to keep a youthful spirit. After all, age is just a number. Spartan and the Green Egg was created in an organic, enthusiastic way. It came about, at first, for my oldest son and, in the years hence, has remained a source of inspiration to me because it’s all about curiosity. If we can hold onto our curious nature and never stop learning, our spirit will remain youthful, unfettered, and happy. I’ve always been inquisitive about the world, about far-off lands, different cultures, and other ways of seeing and living. This, in my experience, is the basis for feeling enthusiastic, never bored, and young at heart.
Of course, every coin has two sides… I am also an advocate of healthy living. This means eating well, breathing deeply, and, of course, good skincare! You be surprised at what clean beauty can do for you. By drinking lots of water and using a good moisturizer, your skin will look and feel softer, more supple, and more radiant. To learn more about my philosophy of dualism, check out Spartan and the Green Egg and Full Cycle Publications for information on teaching children and stimulating adult imaginations. Also check out Nabila K Cosmetics for clean skincare and beauty.
If we’re always questioning, we’re not complacent. It’s a good idea to keep that inquisitive spirit about the world and those around us. This sort of attitude helps one to stay young at heart with their youthful glow intact. Of course, staying young is a state of mind, but it also has to do with wellness. This, to me, means drinking a lot of water and eating as well as possible (trying to avoid lots of junk food, GMOs, processed food, etc.). There’s nothing better than learning about food, planting a garden, watching it grow, and then reaping its bounty. I love enjoying summer salads with my family more than almost anything.
Other than staying curious, one should also focus on inner wellness and listening to what’s going on within your body. Self-care—whether it’s a massage, bubble bath, spa day, me time, or a walk in nature—is also very important. Make time for yourself and treat yourself, too. This is where Nabila K cosmetics and skincare comes into play. Look into the Nabila K bath salts, oils, lotions, creams, and candles available for making your life just a little more comfortable and luxurious.
Welcome the Ecstatic Experience
“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
Make yourself aware of and available to the world around you and the good things it has to offer. If you are open and accepting of an ecstatic experience, it will happen. The other side of the coin is that, if you close yourself off, you might miss these wonderful opportunities.
Keep Your Eyes Open
Those who look for beauty tend to find it. Every day can be seen as a great opportunity for adventure, learning something new, and meeting fabulous people. If you keep your eyes open, who knows what you’ll see! This will also make you feel youthful. With age comes wisdom (hopefully), and if we’re lucky, we’ll retain our child-like glee and wonder.
(Images used above include fairy and cottagecore film stills from Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” and “Picnic at Hanging Rock.)
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