Issue 58, May 2016, London

The simple power of a smile

A smile is a truly wonderful thing. It is the best make up for your face, easy to wear, suits all face shapes and sizes, and you never need to worry about forgetting it somewhere. 

When you're happy, a smile sings the message to the world. When you're feeling low, wearing a smile can warm you right up slowly but surely from your core all the way to the extremities.

When you smile at someone, others respond to it subconsciously and the feel good effect enhances. Sometimes, there is nothing more magical than sharing a quiet smile with a complete stranger knowing that no words will ever be exchanged.

Consider this lovely passage:

"It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anyone 'til it is given away. And if in the hurly-burly bustle of today's business world, some of the people you meet should be too tired to give you a smile, may we ask you to leave one of yours?

For nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give."

The Simple but Powerful Act of Smiling | Success.com

+ The article claims those lovely words were written by Dale Carnegie. Others say it might be from somewhere else as seen here (love the newspaper ads from 1927!) but either way, it definitely made me smile.



The most effective way to stop blisters

The London Marathon was last weekend and it is always a wonderful sight to behold, from the elite runners to the masses all doing their best to reach the end goal. I'm not a natural runner but I've definitely experienced blisters after some really long hikes and walks. And now scientists have finally confirmed the best way to prevent blisters is actually a remedy from the 19th century.


What's the most hygienic way to dry your hands?

We are always told how important it is to wash our hands to stop the spread of infections. What many people don’t realise, however, is that the way we dry our hands after washing them could have just as big an effect on our health.

+ You have probably been washing your hands wrong.


Other news: A new location

I am very pleased to announce that I have relocated to a brand new location in Covent Garden.

From May 2016 I will no longer be practicing near Regent's Park but will move to the calm haven that is the Neal's Yard Remedies Therapy Rooms at
2 Neal's Yard
Covent Garden, WC2H 9DP.

020 7379 7662

I have always used their lovely products in my cosmetic facial treatments and I am delighted to now fully practice within their premises after the success of my King's Road location. 

With a small and personable approach, the Covent Garden Therapy Rooms have a dedicated reception to answer all your phone calls . Or of course you can contact me directly to make an appointment.

I hope to see you all there.

And finally...

This year's winner of the women's London Marathon, Jemima Sumgong, won after falling and hitting her head before rejoining the pack. How's that for determination and success personified?!

Ka Hang Leoungk
Managing Editor, Pointspace

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