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The Joy of Insignificance

The sheer size of the universe is so vast that humanity has spent centuries trying to comprehend it. Our entire planet is a mere speck in the grand scheme of things. The length of time that humanity has existed is a mere blip compared to the infinite age of the universe around us. When you […]

Be Your Own Baby

Be Your Own Baby

The old adage that your own inner critic is the harshest you’ll ever know has been said perhaps enough times that it has become a cliché. But it really is true. When you stop to examine the way you critique yourself, the way you measure yourself up against the media and the rest of the […]

Swimming as Meditation

Swimming as Meditation

It’s easy to shrug off meditation as one of those things that there just isn’t time for in the hectic contemporary lifestyle. But a lot of its key effects can be generated through other activities, including a lot of hobbies that people generally do in their spare time anyway. A great example of this is […]

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Why Does Happiness Never Last? – Embrace Change

Imagine that when you were very young – just beginning to speak – your parents gave you a picture of a beautiful landscape: a green lush meadow with hundreds of multicoloured flowers in the middle, a clear-water river joyously running on the right, several cute wooden village houses huddling together on the left and snow-topped […]

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Comfort and Joy

“When we let go of all expectations, there is peace.” Kim Eng So much of our pre-holiday season stress comes from trying to manage expectations! And much of our holiday let-down comes from unfilled expectations. We put ourselves through so much anxiety, so much pressure – it’s no wonder the holidays are becoming the most […]

awakening through breast cancer

Awakening Through Breast Cancer

Eve Ensler, perhaps best known to the world for writing The Vagina Monologues, is now best known to me for writing In the Body of the World, a memoir about (in part) her uterine cancer. She writes: “What if… when you got sick you weren’t a stage but in a process. And cancer, just like […]

Letter to a Teenager Suffering from Depression

Letter to a Teenager Suffering from Depression

I know you’re hurting and I know you’re suffering and I know things seem bleak. I know you think about killing yourself and I know that seems like a good answer sometimes. I wanted to kill myself, too, and that was just six months ago. We’re not the same age, but we’ve got more in […]

Shower Meditation

Shower Meditation

Shower Meditation… This is something I like to practice when I’m feeling tense or have had a particularly rough day. Sometimes I will dim the lights in the bathroom and I’ll also add some soothing or inspirational music if I’m in the mood. Turn on the water. Listen to it hitting the walls and floor […]

The Healing Power of Singing Bowls

The Healing Power Of Singing Bowls

Like to read? Have a look at our selection of books on Buddhism, Click Here 🙂 The Healing Power Of Singing Bowls… We may not acknowledge it often, but sound plays an important role in how we feel. Music has the ability to up lift us, motivate us and even move us to tears. But […]

My Own Mountain To Climb

My Own Mountain To Climb

My own mountain to climb… Following a rural road through northern Virginia, my wife and I found the post in the ground that marked the trailhead. It had been about a month since I had quit my job, overwhelmed and unable to function due to issues with depression and anxiety. I had once been very […]

Loving An Anxious Soul

Loving An Anxious Soul

We have a beautiful library of books so if you love to read Click Here. Hope you enjoy! anx-i-e-ty, noun, a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease. A nervous disorder characterised by a state of excessive […]

11 Ways To Add Pleasure Into Your Life

11 Ways To Add More Pleasure Into Your Life

We have a beautiful library of books, Click Here to have a look, Hope you enjoy them!  The world needs more pleasure. For some reason, we’ve convinced ourselves that there isn’t time for it. Deadlines, to-do-lists, and everyone else comes first. This mentality of “powering through” in order to get more done is what keeps […]