Life and Journey
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.
In the effort to fill our days with endless tasks and amusements, we often forget how to just be. Here are three ways to put a break on an endless cycle of doing.
What would the Tree of Life look like in person? Check out these five famous trees whose beauty and lore serve as inspiration for a beloved symbol.
Many of us want happiness, but is it really the key to a good life?
This year, skip the traditional resolutions and opt for these thoughtful alternatives instead.
For some, seeing family can cause stress and overwhelm. Here are a few tips for maintaining a little inner peace during busy family visits.
Giving gifts doesn’t have to meaning passing on more stuff. With a little creativity, there are plenty of ways to show your love without adding clutter to someone’s life.
Whether sitting at the dining room table or sharing from a communal bowl, families all over the world have long enjoyed food together. The next time you’re stressing about cooking and company, take a moment to remember the joys of gathering and eating a shared meal.
The idea that we should have compassion for others is a fairly common one. But having compassion for ourselves? Now that’s a challenge! If you struggle to be kind to yourself, here are a few ways you can start.
Here are 10 hints for finding daily direction, and living your most meaningful life.
Zen gardens are filled with rocks, sand and trees. So how do they relate to our personal journeys? You might be surprised at the modern symbolism in this ancient tradition.
Why bravery and strength are necessary for kindness. Read Her Powerful Quote On Compassion and Courage.
The average weekends amounts to about 60 hours. While it’s easy to squander it all away (binge watching anyone?), here are a few key tricks to help you get the most out of your time off.
While humans are social animals, there’s something special about quality time spent alone. Here are five different activities to try all on your own.
Playtime is the essence of childhood, but adults can benefit from play just as much as kids! But what is play? And how do we embrace it as adults? Here are a few key points to help you remember what playtime is all about.
Happy people don’t think about happiness – they just live it! Here are three basic ways to let go, reach out to others, and simply experience life again.
Forgiveness is easier said that done, most often because we don’t how to forgive. Psychologist Dr. Robert Enright was one of the first to develop a model for offering forgiveness. Outlined in four phases, his model offers a process for forgiving and the hope that we can all heal when we are deeply hurt.
The first step in giving up the negative and replacing it with the positive is simply making the choice to do so. The beginning can be difficult, but there are things you can do to make the transition easier.
Learning to be independent is not about being tough or refusing to accept help, it’s about remembering that we are in control of our lives.
Inspired by some of the more unlikely pairs in the animal kingdom, we’ve shared five animal duos that demonstrate the two-way street of friendship.
Do you have trouble picking just one career, one interest, or one hobby? You might be a Renaissance Soul.
We are free to start new ventures, find new paths, reach new successes at any age. Here are 6 individuals who could tell you first hand that some of us don’t find new professions and callings until we are past our “prime.”
How do we exercise patience and kindness with strangers?
Zen teacher life lesson on caring and compassionate relationships.
We’re quick to label our weaknesses… but what if these qualities were actually our biggest strengths? Take a look at common misperceptions that even the strongest of us fall for:
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!
Happiness begins with our thoughts. Here are six cognitive-based methods you can use to develop a happier outlook on everyday living:
To help you break through a culture of buzzing devices and constant noise, we’ve highlighted some basic tenets that your inner child might implore you to remember.
Realizing your place in the world has little to do with your financial status, race, sexual persuasion or political beliefs. It is a spiritual journey that involves learning about yourself and where you fit in the world.
Compassion is a simple way of moving through the world with respect for all beings. It is about practicing acceptance, concern and understanding for others, with the realization that whatever we do for someone else helps us grow as spiritual beings.