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Will Success Make You Happy?

Will Success Make You Happy?

We often believe that we’ll be happy once we have more money, get a better job, find the perfect partner, start a business or write a book. Then we reach a goal and, after a brief moment of elation, we think, ‘Is that all? Isn’t success supposed to lead me to lasting...
Turn Your Inner Critic into a Friend

Turn Your Inner Critic into a Friend

There is one person that has been your constant companion in joy and sadness from the moment you were born. That person is you. You are unique and wonderful, you’ve always been there for yourself and you deserve to be your own best, most trusted friend. Yet, your...
The Power of Choosing Mindfully

The Power of Choosing Mindfully

Every day we are faced with thousands of choices, big and small. We don’t even notice most of them. We choose the same food for breakfast we usually eat, take the same road to work, automatically ask the question ‘How are you?’ when we meet someone and turn on the TV...
5 Myths about Mindfulness

5 Myths about Mindfulness

Have you brushed aside mindfulness as something nice but not for you? Hopefully, this post will encourage you to change your mind by debunking some of the myths that are floating around. 1)      You have to be mindful all the time No one is mindful 100 per cent of the...
What Does It Mean to Listen to Your Body?

What Does It Mean to Listen to Your Body?

In yoga, you’ll often hear the advice to listen to your body. If you are just starting out, this may sound mysterious. How exactly do you do that? What if you don’t hear anything? You will. Learning to listen to your body requires some practice, but we all have the...
8 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself in 2018

8 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself in 2018

‘You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.’  ̴ Buddha Kindness has the power to make you happier, more motivated and more successful. Make your 2018 a better year by choosing one or more of these ways to be kind to...
Choose Your One Word for the Year

Choose Your One Word for the Year

It’s almost time to welcome 2018. What is it going to be like for you? What new adventures, opportunities and friendships is it going to bring? Life will bring delightful surprises and challenging situations your way, and you can never plan for everything. But you can...
What’s the Big Deal about Mindfulness?

What’s the Big Deal about Mindfulness?

The word ‘mindfulness’ is everywhere these days and everyone, including our Happy Buddha team, is encouraging you to be more mindful. But what does it mean to be mindful? And why is it important? What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment...
Being Kind to Yourself: Why It Matters

Being Kind to Yourself: Why It Matters

When it comes to others, we understand that no one is perfect and that people don’t always make great choices. We are willing to accept our loved ones with all their flaws. Sure, they drive us crazy sometimes, but even then we measure our responses to make sure we...
3 Secrets to Better Sleep

3 Secrets to Better Sleep

Sleep. We all know we need enough of it to feel good, stay healthy and perform at our best, yet, we don’t make it a priority. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, 18 per cent of Australians sleep less than 6 hours a day, and 35 per cent wake up unrefreshed. If...
Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness at Work

When you’re at a retreat, everything there is designed to help you immerse yourself into the present moment: the settings, the program, the food, the atmosphere. But then you return to work. Full inbox, a million tasks screaming for your attention, phones ringing… How...
Finding Balance: On and Off the Mat

Finding Balance: On and Off the Mat

It seems that the conversation about balance is everywhere: work-life balance, balance in our relationships, health and even diet. But what does balance mean? How will we know when we find it? A quick check in the online dictionary reveals that balance is: An even...