CBTHBN | UNEARTH #6

Spiritual, metaphysical & numerology meanings for the month of October.

As you may have guessed, our Spiritual theme for the month of October isn’t going to be based purely around horror stories. This week we focus on Spirituality. When defined “Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience — something that touches us all.” At CBTHBN we have been looking into the personal aspects of spirituality rather than religious ones. How can we achieve the sense of connection the above definition talks of? We believe spirituality is about gaining the ability to pause life and focus; about making the opportunity to spend a portion of time daily / weekly simply being. Here’s how we’ve found our inner focus…

#DISCOVER

For many meditation seems like a bogus idea, something for hippies, we have to hold out hands up and agree that until recently we hadn’t given it much credit either. But with the increase in popularity and media around applications such as ‘Headspace’ and ‘Pause’ we decided maybe it was time to take a closer look. Surprisingly we found both applications beneficial to our minds, in different ways. Pause enables you to clear your mind without focusing on anything in particular. You can set the time you wish to Pause for and your off, following a mesmerising blob around your smartphones screen as it grows to engulf all of your minds worries. 

Headspace on the other hand is more focused, reminding you daily to ‘Get some Headspace’ and waking you step by step through different meditations. You can choose the generic Headspace path or select a themed on meditation, from relationships to anxiety.

If you’re not keen on spending 15 minutes of your day sat still perhaps Yogaia is for you. A simple smartphone app that enables you to attend a Yoga class of any length at any time of day. Some sessions are free and others paid, you can even join live sessions and turn your webcam on to receive tuition from the Yogi teaching the class. We love that you can pick the length of the class to based on how much time you have rather than having to commit to an hour long session at a much greater cost. Recently we’ve been doing 15 minutes at the start and end of each day, mixing in meditations with neck and back focused sessions or ones to hone our abs. There’s a session for everyone so why not give it a go. 

 
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“Science has empirically shown that sitting still, or meditation, can lead not just to better health or to clearer thinking, but even to emotional intelligence”

We’ve been meditating and ‘yogaiaing’ for two weeks now and have been amazed in how our minds have been able to clear, sort and reshuffle the usual brain haze that comes from day to day life. If this sounds like your brain or life at the moment why not try one of the above listed applications or perhaps like us all three! Here’s to a month of mindfulness. 


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CBTHBN | UNEARTH #4

Let’s celebrate Organic September!

As #OrganicSeptember draws to an end we are looking back on a month of Unearthed knowledge. From eating local to organic cotton and understanding where our food comes from. #OrganicSeptember has taught us many things whilst also widening our appreciation and tastes for fresh produce. One thing we’ve loved this month is the different shapes and sizes our organic fruit have come in. Continue reading “CBTHBN | UNEARTH #4”

CBTHBN | UNEARTH #3

Let’s celebrate Organic September!

We are now half way through organic September and have learnt so much about living and eating organically in our first of our new #UNEARTH series. From eating local to how to wash our denim one thing we have realised is how easy it is to make the change and go organic.

With evidence of global warming becoming more and more apparent this week we’d like to share with you a TED video that really pinpoints the issue with our consumerist nature. Continue reading “CBTHBN | UNEARTH #3”

CBTHBN | UNEARTH #2

Let’s celebrate Organic September!

We’re 11 days into Organic September and how are you all doing? Learnt more about organic products than you did before? We sure have. From farm lands to fashion, this week we decided to look at what happens when organic meets #DESIGN.

Organic cotton is good for people and the planet.

Buying organic cotton for fashion may only seem like a small thing but it really does make a big difference, and is good for the farmers too. From traditional farming methods to the use of natural pesticides instead of expertise and harmful chemicals, there really doesn’t seem to be any logic as to why organic cotton shouldn’t be more widely marketed.

Follow us throughout September, and thereafter, for the CBTHBN #UNEARTH series. During organic September we will be revealing our favourite organically inspired found materials. If you have any recommendations of your own please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.


#DESIGN

Hiut Denim
Bringing jeans back home.

From the 4,000 people in the small town of Cardigan on the Welsh coast, 400 once made jeans. When the factory that grew three decades of creators came to an stop, so did their skills. With a town filled with aptitude and passion it seemed only natural to put this talent to good use.

These Grandmasters of the jean world are conscious about our planet and want to find a way in producing the lowest impact when making these unique products. Currently Hiut Denim work with one of the most innovative mills in the world, Isko, to make their 100% organic cotton collection.

“Cotton is one of the biggest users of pesticides and insecticides in the world. Organic cotton costs more to buy, but its impact is less. At the moment, around 80% of our output is organic. We are working on the other 20%.”

Alongside creating beautiful jeans, Hiut also introduced their ‘No Wash’ club, yet another brilliant environmentally friendly idea that most people want to join but are hesitant about the sacrifices:

1st Rule: Six months without washing means six months.

2nd Rule: No cold dip in the bath.

3rd Rule: No showers.

4th Rule: Rain happens. Get an umbrella.

5th Rule: Freezing them is allowed.

6th Rule: Airing them on a washing line is allowed.

7th Rule: Rest days are allowed.

8th Rule: If you are going to try, go all the way.

These guys aren’t about the quantity of jeans, they’re about the quality. And this town sure does know how to make great jeans.

hiutdenim.co.uk


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