Yellow sunset behind palm trees with the title "Do you Appreciate Travel More by Keeping a Gratitude Journal?"

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...
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...
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...
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...
Title slide for The Happiness Project book review

The Happiness Project Book Review (Presentation)

I wanted to read the Happiness Project, partly because I wanted to see how the author dealt with her life-experiment trying to become happier,...
River with Gratitude Challenge on Vacation

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...

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...
Heather looks out over Green Point in Nfld at sunset

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...
first time vipassana flower & thorns

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...
Title slide "Your Brain on Nature"

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...