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Simple Ways To Celebrate Global Wellness Day 2021

8 June 2021  |  Giovanna Maselli

With a deep-seated commitment to wellness around the world – Global Wellness Day is a day we hold close to our hearts. Held every June, Global Wellness Day is a day to not only celebrate the act of caring for oneself but also to provide the global community a day to focus on the positive practices of wellness that improve each one of our lives – mind, body and spirit.

First celebrated in 2012, this day is now recognized by more than 150 countries in 8,000 different locations with events spanning the globe from festivals to marathons to virtual events and more. It is a day to come together as one world – one community – to connect over wellness in so many ways.

With this in mind, here are a few ways to celebrate Global Wellness Day in your community or while you are spending time at home:

Honor Wellness Through Movement

Intrinsic to our physical wellbeing is movement, so why would we not add it to the list. If a daily run or fitness class is something you already have in your routine, choose Global Wellness Day to try a new fitness practice. Include your friends to celebrate the day together – connecting over wellness. Your options are vast from yoga to a simple morning run, so there is something for everyone – from a high-intensity workout to a jog to a low-impact yoga class.

Enjoy A Mindful Moment

From movement to stillness – our ability to control our thoughts and find peace within our minds is just as important as any physical movement. It affects every part of ourselves. Choose Global Wellness Day to begin or simply try a mental wellness practice such as meditation, breathwork, mindfulness and even moving meditations.

Your mind deserves as much attention as the physical body – both of which affect the spirit. Even if you can only spare five minutes, celebrate Global Wellness Day by giving your inner self-love and attention. These moments are for you.

Enjoy The Spa With Those You Love

Honor this beautiful day by relaxing at your preferred spa – a sanctuary of wellness. While you may not have time to enjoy your spa day on the exact day as Global Wellness Day, the simple act of booking a self-care day for you and your loved one or friend is a celebration unto itself.

Connect with those you love while celebrating wellness in a place devoted to it. The act of selecting your wellness service is always an exciting affair – from massages to facials to nourishing body wraps or even a visit to the salon for a luxurious pampering session, the choices are vast for how you would like to celebrate your wellness day.

Create A Spa Day At Home

The simple act of caring for your physical face and body can help elevate your mood, make you feel more confident, and provide a habit that is nurturing to you. Celebrate Global Wellness Day by enjoying a bit of the spa at home with a pampering session for your face and body.

Your options are endless, and you can enjoy it alone, with a partner, or with friends. Opt for mini facials using your preferred skincare products or celebrate by giving your partner a massage using your preferred body oils (and they to you). With friends, invite them to enjoy a manicure and pedicure session paired with beauty masks. The point is to enjoy a bit of the wellness enjoyed at the spa in your own sanctuary – your home.

Connect With Nature

A short walk outdoors can do wonders for your wellbeing and what a way to celebrate Global Wellness Day by connecting with our environment. But how much time should one spend outdoors? This can be as short as 17 minutes, according to a study published in the Journal of Scientific Reports which focused on the mental and physical benefits one can receive from spending time in nature.

You can choose to enjoy your experience alone or with others. However, if you do enjoy it with company – make sure to keep your goal in mind – be present and focus on the beauty of nature. Notice the greenery around you, the smell of the air, and any other details along the way. This a moment of relaxation for you, in celebration of Global Wellness Day.

Celebrate With A Healthy Meal

What we put into our bodies affects how we feel, how we think, and even how we sleep. Celebrate Global Wellness Day by honoring an intricate part of our wellness – the food that nourishes us.

Select a healthy meal and opt for cooking it at home while connecting with those you love. To boot, the simple act of preparing a meal is considered a form of moving meditation. You are not only nourishing your body but your mind and spirit as well.

Make Global Wellness Day Your Own Celebration

While these are just a few ways to celebrate Global Wellness Day this year, take the suggestions and make them your own. Find a celebration that inspires and nourishes you. That is after all the beauty of wellness – it comes in many forms and experiences. Make it count.

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Pelosi: ‘Americans Celebrate the Beauty, Bravery and Vibrancy of Our Cherished LGBTQ Communities’

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade, June 28, 2015. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) put out a statement on Tuesday—the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month—to express her commitment to serving the LGBTQ community in the United States.

“Every June, Americans celebrate the beauty, bravery and vibrancy of our cherished LGBTQ communities and commemorate the remarkable progress our nation has made toward full equality,” Pelosi said.

“Tragically, hatred and bigotry still linger today: an alarming wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation is sweeping statehouses across the nation, while transgender women of color are suffering rising violence in our communities,” said Pelosi.

“As these dark forces threaten to erode our hard-won progress, we cannot relent until our LGBTQ friends, family and neighbors can live with safety, dignity and pride,” she said.

“Pelosi Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month:

“‘Every June, Americans celebrate the beauty, bravery and vibrancy of our cherished LGBTQ communities and commemorate the remarkable progress our nation has made toward full equality.  Just five decades ago, proud activists at the Stonewall Inn boldly rejected centuries of hatred and persecution in a moment that changed America and, indeed, the world.  During Pride Month, we carry on what began in the streets of New York City, proudly marching to demand an end to bigotry and to advance the cause of justice.

“‘Our nation has taken important strides toward full equality, thanks to generations of leaders and activists who rallied support for the gay community during the HIV/AIDS crisis, passed protections against discrimination and hate crimes, defeated the appalling ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, secured the right to marriage equality and more.  Tragically, hatred and bigotry still linger today: an alarming wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation is sweeping statehouses across the nation, while transgender women of color are suffering rising violence in our communities.  As these dark forces threaten to erode our hard-won progress, we cannot relent until our LGBTQ friends, family and neighbors can live with safety, dignity and pride.

“‘That is why, in February, the Democratic House once again passed the landmark Equality Act, which must become law.  The House salutes President Biden and Vice President Harris for their leadership, ensuring that LGBTQ Americans are protected against discrimination under the Civil Rights Act, ending the shameful ban on transgender service members, working to protect transgender youth and stopping anti-LGBTQ discrimination in our health care system.  This Pride Month, let us recommit ourselves to finally realizing our nation’s founding creed: that all are equal.’”

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Dolly Parton on New Fragrance, Going Into Beauty – WWD

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Two years after signing a licensing deal with IMG, multihyphenate entertainer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is making her first plays in beauty.

In her first bid for the beauty consumer, Parton — who has had a busy year, from funding coronavirus vaccine research to the opening of Dollywood, her theme park in Tennessee — is introducing Dolly — Scent From Above, her first fragrance line in partnership with Scent Beauty.

The fragrance line includes two eau de parfums, which will launch on HSN on July 28; a body cream; an eau de toilette, and a body mist in Walmart, Walgreens, Scent Beauty’s website and an Instagram store. Prices range from $40 to $65; industry sources think the range will surpass $40 million in sales during its first year at retail.

Fragrance made perfect sense for her first beauty product, Parton told WWD, given her own relationship with scent. “When I signed my branding deal with IMG, I thought, ‘I’m going to start with perfume.’ Everybody has always told me how good I smell,” Parton said. “I felt like a mad scientist trying to find the right combination, but we did and it took us about two years. I’m going to be doing wigs and accessories and makeup.”

Scent Beauty’s licensing deal with Parton was a coup for the company, which is optimistic about the line’s performance — and its tailored approach to distribution. “Dolly Parton is a cultural icon that’s resonating with Americans and people all over the world — she’s cross-generational,” said Steve Mormoris, chief executive officer of Scent Beauty. “Given this broad appeal and icon status, we decided to not pursue any one channel, but to have a broad-base distribution strategy from luxury channels to mass.”

HSN shared Mormoris’ enthusiasm. “As an admired musical icon and adored philanthropist with her endless contributions spanning over several decades, we are excited to add Dolly’s fragrance to our portfolio and share her inspirational story with our customers,” Bridget Love, general merchandising manager, vice president of beauty merchandising, QVC and HSN, said in an email.

Mormoris added that Scent is eyeing other categories, such as hair mists and home fragrances, for expansion, and will be sold internationally as well.

Parton has more products in mind, too. “I’m going to be doing wigs, and accessories and makeup,” she said. “I’m going to hopefully create a scent for the men in my life, too. Although Dolly — Scent from Above smells so good, I think the boys will want to wear it.”

Although Parton and Scent Beauty are casting a wide net with the distribution strategy, Parton is still making the process her own. “I actually wrote a song for it, called Sent From Above,” Parton said. “I don’t think that Liz Taylor ever wrote songs [for her perfume].”

“I think I’ll have a fun time promoting it and enjoy getting out there and talking about it,” Parton continued. “I really want to see how people respond to it.”

She has no plans to slow down, either in or out of beauty. “I’m working on a lot of new music and some fun, exciting things at the end of the year,” she said. “I’m working on different projects, but right now I’m occupied with hawking my goods.”

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Exquisite Oil Paintings Capture the Beauty of Cloudy Skies

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Exquisite Oil Paintings Capture the Beauty of Cloudy Skies

Exquisite Oil Paintings Capture the Beauty of Cloudy Skies

Cloud Paintings by Ksenya Verse

Looking at one of Ksenya Verse‘s paintings is a good reminder to look at the sky more often. The Arizona-based artist captures the nebulous forms of clouds and their numerous colors in her exquisite oil paintings.

Originally from Russia, Verse moved to Arizona at the age of 19 to “broaden her visual and cultural perspectives.” There, she fell in love with the striking landscape of the American Southwest, finding particular fascination with the uninterrupted horizons, dramatic cloud formations, and shimmering bodies of water. “My work is all about the innate connection between the external sky and our internal emotions,” she explains on her website.

Verse creates her mutable clouds by layering different colors in soft, rounded shapes, and by emphasizes light and shadow. This connection to the sun and how it affects the appearance of the clouds is what brings the amorphous shapes to life. In addition, the artist uses composition to accentuate the size of her cloud formations by taking up most of the space with the sky and leaving the landscape as a thin strip at the bottom of the panel.

You can purchase original artwork via Verse’s website, and learn more about her painting process by following the artist on Instagram.

Arizona-based artist Ksenya Verse creates exquisite paintings of cloudy skies.

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Watch these videos for more insight into Verse’s creative process:

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