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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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The Headspace Experience: What to Expect from FREE Guided Meditation

Most of my life I've wanted to try meditation. When I was younger, badass movie stars (like Jean-Claud Van Dam and Bruce Lee) made...
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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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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...
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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...