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Happiness, Reflections

The Art of Saying No

‘Success is more about what you say NO to than what you say YES to.’ — Teal Swan We've all been there. When a 'yes!' bursts from our lips before we've had a chance to stop it. When we agree to an event that fills us with absolute dread. For many of us, saying no is...

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Happiness, Reflections

Write a Letter to Your Future Self

‘Try to get to know your future self. Because when we spend time connecting with that person, we do some reverse engineering. We start to ask our present-self questions about how our present and future can come together… along the way.’ – Meg Jay Ever stumbled upon...

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4 Yoga Styles Featured At Happy Buddha Retreats

Here at HB, one of our favourite tools for strengthening body, mind, and spirit is yoga. We’re also advocates of practising different yoga styles, and tapping into the full potential of this ancient practice. As well as all the usual benefits (strength,...

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Our favourite Blue Mountains spots

Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, lies our enchanting home: the Blue Mountains. If you ask any visitor, they’ll tend to acknowledge that the mountains are very special. If they’ve visited many times (or stayed any longer than a day-trip)... they’ll know the...