Sādhanā : bringing devotion and intention to life
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Sādhanā : bringing devotion and intention to life

Sādhanā, a dedicated discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a spiritual goal, is a grounding exercise that allows you to cultivate balance, ease and calm both on and off the yoga mat. I was a dedicated yoga class attendee for […]

Heart open, love forward: living in the heart
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Heart open, love forward: living in the heart

The heart in its essence is unbounded. Embody a way of being with balance, serenity and calm by living in the heart. The world was a very different place when I first sat down to pen this article. I was […]

Mindfulness in nature
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Mindfulness in nature

Practising mindfulness in nature provides the perfect backdrop for slowing down and reconnecting with yourself. How do we find space where there seems to be none? How do we find calm in the chaos? Perhaps it is less about searching […]

The power of Reiki: energy in motion
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The power of Reiki: energy in motion

While energy healing has a long and fruitful lineage in eastern culture, the Japanese method of reiki was only cultivated around 100 years ago. We investigate the origins and healing benefits of the practice that’s touted for aiding emotional, physical, […]

The wisdom of wabi-sabi
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The wisdom of wabi-sabi

Notoriously elusive, the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi underpins much of Japanese culture. And while it’s impossible to distil its essence into a simple description, there are many facets of wabi-sabi that can lead us to live more joyous, fulfilling lives. […]

The recipe for Zen cooking
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The recipe for Zen cooking

Cooking is an ideal vehicle for spiritual practice and Zen because it is a repetitive yet unique activity and one that demands we show up, day after day. We think that to study Buddhism is to take the food out […]

Practicing gratitude and being thankful
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Practicing gratitude and being thankful

Cultivating a gratitude practice lends itself to a way of being with grace, joy and contentment. Recently, I began a daily gratitude practice. Every morning when I shower, I list 10 things I’m thankful for. On a good day, it […]

Experiencing the true sound of silence
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Experiencing the true sound of silence

Silence is ironically full of information, just that of a quiet,subtle nature. Embrace less stress, increased energy and greater calm by connecting with and listening to the sound of silence. Consider, for a moment, the thought of sitting and listening […]

Overcome loneliness & cultivate connections
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Overcome loneliness & cultivate connections

Feeling lonely is something many of us can relate to; it may be fleeting or long-term. Reaching out to cultivate connection is the beginning of your journey to overcome loneliness help you help others too. If you feel lonely, ironically […]

Creativity over perfection
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Creativity over perfection

Embracing creativity over perfection is an oscillating process marrying effort with ease. We share how to move forward with courage so you can wholeheartedly create what matters most to you. Have you ever had a “spark” of genius — that […]