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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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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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Making Lasting Memories of Travel Using Mindfulness

"Think about this moment. Exactly how this feels right now." My friend and I were sitting on lounge chairs on the roof of the...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...