Failed Vow of Silence Benefits

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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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....
Tim sits in lotus position in front of a lake

An Opinion on Meditation (Before Actually Trying It)

First of all, before learning anything about meditation, Tim and I already had an idea in our heads. Yes, we had an opinion on...
Gazing at a Screen for Hypnosis for Sleep

5 Reasons to Use Hypnosis for Sleep when Combating Jet Lag

I don't like lying in hotel beds feeling disgusted at myself, awake at 3 A.M and thinking about the next morning. Groggy, gross, and...
Heather jumps for joy in front of a sunrise over the ocean

Picture Your Ideal Day. Want to Turn it into Your Ideal Life?

Thumbing through a two-year-old journal, I found my notes on an exercise called "My Ideal Day". A chill went down my spine when I read...
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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...
Outdoor Travel Activities

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...

Why We’re Spending 3 Months Doing P90X in Nova Scotia

Distrustfully I look in the mirror at the unsteady razor near my face. My arm muscles are swollen and radiating heat, they're exhausted and...