Trees for Cities plant nearly 30,000 trees across the UK during National Tree Week

Trees for Cities planted more than 29,000 trees with the help of 1,000 volunteers across the UK as part of National Tree Week 2019. National Tree Week, held at the start of the traditional tree planting season in November, is organised by the Tree Council. Charity Trees for Cities, which works at both a national and international level to improve lives by planting trees in … Continue reading Trees for Cities plant nearly 30,000 trees across the UK during National Tree Week

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Hawaii’s Most Populated Island, Oahu, Bans Most Single-Use Plastic Products – Lawmakers in Hawaii’s largest city just passed what could be one of the strictest bans on single-use plastics in the country, according to the Huffington Post. The legislation will take effect in phases, with polystyrene … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Tarot Guidance for Monday 9 December 2019: 3 of Cups —

There is cause for celebration today with the 3 of Cups. Something that is close to your heart may enter into your life today or you may see physical results of that which you have been diligently and persistently putting your energies behind. Perhaps you are attending a gathering of some sorts or your own […] via Tarot Guidance for Monday 9 December 2019: 3 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Monday 9 December 2019: 3 of Cups —

Tune of the Day for Monday 9 December 2019: Chameleon by Komonazmuk —

Chameleons are known for being able to change colour to blend into their environment, and will use their shapeshifting qualities in the presence of a mate or an enemy. Komonazmuk’s Chameleon comes as a reminder to have an awareness of the bigger picture and to see through the eyes of your true self – you will be amazed […] via Tune of the Day for Monday … Continue reading Tune of the Day for Monday 9 December 2019: Chameleon by Komonazmuk —

Backyard Nature encouraging young guardians to help protect birds over the winter

A Backyard Nature campaign is enlisting the help of young guardians to take birds “under their wing” this winter by making sure they have plenty to eat and drink. Backyard Nature Guardians are being called on to make bird feeders from natural materials such as pine cones or apples that they can then place in their own garden or backyard or at a community project … Continue reading Backyard Nature encouraging young guardians to help protect birds over the winter

Panettone: The legends around Italy’s festive fruit cake and how it’s made

Panettone is the perfect Christmas sweet treat if you like your cakes light and fluffy. These days it is just as common to serve up panettone at a Christmas meal as it is mince pies or Christmas pudding. Today, more than 117 million panettone are sold in Italy and abroad. The cylindrical sweetbread from Milan, with its dome shaped top, dates back as the Middle … Continue reading Panettone: The legends around Italy’s festive fruit cake and how it’s made

Tarot Guidance for Sunday 8 December 2019: Ace of Swords —

The Ace of Swords today reminds you to pay attention to what truly matters and to look beyond the surface at a situation you are dealing with. Know what the truth is and what is merely an illusion, then you will be able to gain the clarity and be aware of what is the best […] via Tarot Guidance for Sunday 8 December 2019: Ace of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Sunday 8 December 2019: Ace of Swords —

Daily I Ching for Sunday 8 December 2019: Hsiao Ch’u (The Taming Power of the Small), Hexagram 9 —

Hsiao Ch’u (The Taming Power of the Small), Hexagram 9 – Paying attention to the small things is the learning of Hsiao Ch’u. Be in the moment, focusing on the small things that you must handle moment-by-moment rather than shifting your focus to the end goal or getting carried away with the end result. There lies […] via Daily I Ching for Sunday 8 December 2019: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Sunday 8 December 2019: Hsiao Ch’u (The Taming Power of the Small), Hexagram 9 —

Tune of the Day for Sunday 8 December 2019: Horizons by LTJ Bukem —

Now is a beneficial time to make changes in your life. Transformation is occurring on all fronts and LTJ Bukem’s Horizons is like an ode to change: “Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings…the horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” As fresh sounding as LTJ Bukem’s drum’n’bass […] via Tune of the Day for Sunday 8 December 2019: … Continue reading Tune of the Day for Sunday 8 December 2019: Horizons by LTJ Bukem —

One-Stroke Dragon: Keisuke Teshima keeps ancient art tradition alive with dragon painted in one brushstroke

Japanese artist Keisuke Teshima is keeping a centuries-old tradition of dragon art, known as One-Stroke Dragon, alive in his homeland. The Kyoto-based artist performs the traditional technique using a calligraphy brush to create spellbinding patterns on the dragon’s body in one single stroke. In a country that honours the dragon for its legendary power, the single brushstroke method of the One-Stroke Dragon art form is … Continue reading One-Stroke Dragon: Keisuke Teshima keeps ancient art tradition alive with dragon painted in one brushstroke