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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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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....

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...
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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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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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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,...
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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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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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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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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...