Yoga When You Travel - Convince Yourself it's a Good Idea

Yoga When You Travel: Convince Yourself it’s a Good Idea

Unless you've been living in outer space for the past decade, you've probably noticed that a centuries-old Hindu practice called "yoga" has exploded in...
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What to Expect at a First Time Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Vipassana is an ancient mediation technique that originated in India and has recently spread across the globe. Vipassana centres all over the world offer...
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We Failed Our Vow of Silence (and still got the benefits)

A vow of silence is a strange goal for a pair of married travelers who like to talk. This post is about our (many)...
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Savor Book Review – The Connection Between Mind, Body, and Food

Thicht Nhat Hanh (the bestselling author of Peace is Every Step) is a monk on a quest. He's showing how Buddhism can enhance a...
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Your Brain on Nature Book Review – Nature is Good for Humans

Alan Logan and Eva Selhub, the authors of Your Brain on Nature, are (obviously) biased towards nature as the best thing ever for human...
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5 Outdoor Travel Activities to Boost Inward Discovery

Figuring out 'who I am' isn't accomplished only by sitting, thinking & meditating. I do that, but I also get outside to exercise (even...
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Do You Appreciate Travel More by Keeping a Gratitude Journal?

Once a year North Americans sit down and consciously make an effort to be grateful. Usually my grateful thoughts end when I get distracted...
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Doing a Gratitude Challenge on Vacation

Gratitude is a hot topic nowadays, with celebrities like Oprah promoting gratitude challenges, and spiritual goliaths like Eckhart Tolle endorsing being grateful. It seems...
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Vacation with Nature in Mind – Your Body will Thank You

Humans are affected by nature, being outdoors, close to nature is inspiring and uplifting. Our pre-historic ancestors didn't watch TV or live in offices....
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Why You Want Travel to be Meaningful

If travel makes you happy why does it need to be meaningful? On its own happiness is dandy, but without a purpose happiness… it...