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The 7 Essential Habits Of Happy People

Here are a few things happy people do differently.

 

Spring Reflections – 5 Ways Spring Clears the Mind and Refreshes the Spirit

Keep number 5 in mind – and try to read this article outdoors. 

 

 

10 Life Lessons From A Flower

Here are ten inspiring thoughts from the mind of a daffodil, tulip, rose, or whichever bud you prefer! Number 9 – don’t mind the bees is particularly insightful.

 

The Brief Beauty of the Cherry Blossom

While hanami is very much a Japanese tradition, it is by no means exclusive to the country!  Cherry trees are all over the world. If you live in an area where there happen to be cherry trees at the local park or a public garden, you might feel compelled to partake in hanami yourself!

 

A Village of 100 People

One mind-opening way to re-think our connections with each other.

 

Start A Once-A-Month Social Club

See friends, try new things, have fun. Does it get any better? 

 

What Makes A Meaningful Apology?

Turns out, an effective apology requires a couple of different elements. 

 

10 Random Acts of Kindness To Perform

Random acts of kindness infuse everyday life with love and spontaneity. Here are 10 easy ways to spread a little goodness and make someone’s day. 

 

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A Simple Tea Meditation

This calming ritual requires only tea leaves and water! 

 

Tricks For Those Who Can’t Meditate

You’ve tried. You want to. But you just can’t seem to meditate. Here are three tricks to help. 

 

Tonglen: A Meditation of Compassion

Tonglen is a type of meditation from Tibetan Buddhism specifically geared towards building compassion, both for yourself and others! 

 

Is Meditation Right For Me?

6 practical reasons why anyone can benefit from meditation.

 

Why Meditation Is Unlike Anything Else

Meditation is unlike anything else we do. And that’s precisely why it works! Read the three ways that meditation it totally unique and yet so totally worthwhile as a regular practice. 

 

Meditation Quotes – The Journey Within

Meditation is a path within, leading followers to the innermost part of their being. As we embrace our own journey, here are three reflections on meditation as a full process of awakening, embracing, and developing the inner life – so that we may have a meaningful presence in the outer world.

 

7 Positive Brain Changes Brought By a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Science is now substantiating the physical health benefits a regular meditation practice can bring. Meditation literally reshapes your brain for a more positive life experience. The average amount of meditation time required for these brain benefits is around 30 minutes per day; however, some studies suggest that as little as 10 minutes a day can make a positive difference.

 

Integrating Mindfulness Meditation

With some practice, you can integrate mindfulness meditation into your daily activities.

 

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Why Spaces Feel Uncomfortable and How to Clear the Energy From Them

If you've ever entered an empty room and immediately felt uncomfortable, you've experienced the effect of leftover energy. Here is how energy affects the spaces in which people meet, work and sleep and what you can do to clear the room to be more comfortable.

 

How The Energy Of Your Intentions Affects The World Around You

When positive thoughts spontaneously come from you instead of the negative ones, you're on your way to becoming an even more powerful creator.

 

3 Simple Ways To Re-Center

It’s easy… just breathe, meditate, and relax.

 

 

3 Good Things: An Exercise To Boost Happiness

Want to boost happiness and feel better overall? This super easy exercise will help you get there. 

 

Crafting Your Way To Mindfulness

Aside from the plain fun of it, crafting is an excellent form of mindfulness meditation. Here are 3 crafts to inspire a meditative “flow” state.

Mindful Gift Giving

Like anything else, picking out gifts is something we can easily become passive or frenzied about. Get in touch with your generous side and check out the following tips for being a more mindful gift giver.

 

Mindfulness for Anger

For all its unpleasantness, anger is a perfectly natural and human emotion. The next time you find yourself fuming, try the following mindfulness exercise so as to feel, accept, and learn from your anger without being overwhelmed by it.

 

Everyday Chances to Practice Mindfulness

Even the most boring and banal tasks are opportunities for thoughtful observation and mindful meditation. Here’s a list of everyday activities that you can use as exercises to be in the present.   

 

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How Spirituality Boosts Wellness

Spirituality won’t magically change your cholesterol levels or make broccoli taste good. But a strong spiritual practice is actually very good for health and wellbeing. 

 

Symbolism of the Lotus Flower

The lotus symbolizes qualities of enlightenment, purity, wisdom, and more. Here’s a peek within the fabled petals of this iconic flower and cultural symbol.

 

5 Simple Paths to Spiritual Wellness

We spend vast amounts of time building our bodies and training our minds in the name of health and wellness. So why not invest the same energy into the spiritual part of our wellbeing? Here are a few simple yet powerful approaches to spiritual wellness

 

Five Signs That You are Searching for Enlightenment

Here are five of the signs that a person has started down that road to discover who or what they really are.

 

Mandala, Symbol of Wholeness

A gateway to the center of everything in our universe and in ourselves.

 

Five Signs That Your Soul is Searching for Enlightenment

Here are five of the signs that a person has started down the road to discover who or what they really are.

 

Why Chanting Feels So Satisfying

Chanting has a larger effect on your body than just the spiritual focus that it offers. It sets up a vibrational quality in your mind and body that quickly brings you to a state of calm and relaxation.

 

What Does Spirituality Mean to You?

The word “spirituality” is hard to define exactly, and for good reason. It is a highly individual way of experiencing life, and no one path or method will resonate with everyone the same way.