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Laughing Chef’s sweet potato noodles recipe

Laughing Chef’s sweet potato noodles recipe

Are you looking for culinary inspiration for your lunches and dinners during the holiday season? Do you want to serve something healthy, yet, tasty and colourful, a real treat and a decoration for the festive table? Look no further. Jeevi the Laughing Chef is sharing...
Yoga And Money:  Can Mastering One Lead To More Abundance?

Yoga And Money: Can Mastering One Lead To More Abundance?

As you read that shocking headline, I can already see you may have thought I’ve lost my mind. Yoga and Money? Working in harmony? My brain must’ve finally burnt to a crisp after just one too many hot yoga classes. But hold on for a second.  There’s no reason that an...
You Always Have A Choice… You Are Always In Control

You Always Have A Choice… You Are Always In Control

Choice.  Control. You’ve always had both my friend.  It’s just that you may have simply forgotten the truth. And one of the most important choices you can make to gain more control in your life is dedicating at least one weekend a quarter to a wellness retreat. Give...
Stop Doing, Start Being:  How To Deepen Your Mindfulness

Stop Doing, Start Being: How To Deepen Your Mindfulness

Do this, do that, now do even more. In our modern age, it seems that the ultimate goal is to never stand still for even one fleeting second.  And yet with all this “doing”… what are we becoming? It’s a tough question that many of us are desperate to answer. But...
Guided Meditation:  You Don’t Need To Do It On Your Own

Guided Meditation: You Don’t Need To Do It On Your Own

Look we get it… you’ve never meditated before in your life.  And it seems everyone and their third cousin is raving about it on their social media, during their green tea breaks (coffee just isn’t enlightened enough right) or at your last family barbecue. So at this...
Meditation:  Your Automatic Stress Reducer Tool Kit

Meditation: Your Automatic Stress Reducer Tool Kit

When you think of reducing your ever heightening levels of anxiety, attending a high quality health retreat would seem to be just what the doctor ordered.  But for most, leveraging the techniques of meditation for stress would not top their list of solutions. It’s way...
Creating a Sacred Space

Creating a Sacred Space

In this day and age we’re exposed to news, entertainment and a constant stream of communication, like never before. Added with the busyness of juggling work, relationships and family, it’s no wonder that we sometimes feel overwhelmed. All too often, our personal sense...
3 Yoga Styles Featured At Happy Buddha Retreats

3 Yoga Styles Featured At Happy Buddha Retreats

Whether you’re a raw beginner or an advanced practitioner, Happy Buddha Retreats is the perfect destination to enjoy a wide variety of yoga styles.  As you’ll find with everything regarding Happy Buddha, they strive to maintain a harmony of balance for all who partake...
Developing your intuition: a beginner’s guide

Developing your intuition: a beginner’s guide

When we need to make a decision, we often ask everyone around us what to do. We ask our friends, our families, the experts, strangers and even our dogs, but we forget to ask ourselves. Yet, deep inside, we all have the answers. It’s just matter of being quiet long...
Money mindfulness

Money mindfulness

Money was just a way to exchange value in the beginning. Over time, we have assigned multiple meanings and feelings to it, mostly negative. We stress about it, we want more of it and we feel resentful towards people who seem to have it. Yet, its initial functions are...
5 Inspiring Books To Read On Retreat

5 Inspiring Books To Read On Retreat

More often than not, placing your regular life on hold to go on retreat means gaining a life-changing experience. When embarking on a journey of personal discovery, there’s something powerful in reading the stories of others who’ve done the same before you. By...
Are you a modern-day hippie?

Are you a modern-day hippie?

What are the first images that come to mind when you hear the word ‘hippie’? Possibly, colourful clothes, long hair with flowers in it, slightly absent gaze and big gatherings full of music, dance and free love. Many of us focus on the stereotypical outward...
Spring retreat: create space for something new

Spring retreat: create space for something new

Spring is here, and with it comes the energy of growth and renewal. Now is the time to make plans, take action and invite something new and wonderful into your life. But wait, do you have space for anything new? Most of us juggle multiple commitments with little time...
Top 5 tips to get more deep sleep

Top 5 tips to get more deep sleep

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep and we have to create that much time for sleep each night to feel at our best, even though this can be challenging with our always-on lifestyles. It’s equally important to get enough restful, deep sleep rather than toss, turn and...
How a three day retreat can make a difference

How a three day retreat can make a difference

Have you heard of Vipassana? Those ten-day silent retreats? I once heard it described by an acquaintance as a ‘bunch of zombies walking in straight lines very slowly and not looking at each other and then sitting starring into space for a few hours before eating...
7 ways to take mindful breaks throughout your day

7 ways to take mindful breaks throughout your day

You don’t need to add anything to your already busy schedule to experience the benefits of mindfulness. Instead, simply choose to approach the activities you’re already doing in a more mindful way. Here are seven ways to take mindful breaks throughout your day....
Reflections: Finding balance with yoga

Reflections: Finding balance with yoga

An article about how to best find balance in yoga and in all the areas of our lives so that we are feeling happy and satisfied. We use our intuition as our emotional guidance or internal GPS for always returning to centre and doing what is good for us.  Yoga is...
Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 4)

Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 4)

The Fourth Agreement: Always do your best First published in 1997, Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements has since sold millions of copies. The book consists of four principles to guide you to living a life of love and happiness. This is the fourth in a...
Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 3)

Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 3)

The Third Agreement: Don’t make assumptions First published in 1997, Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements has since sold millions of copies. The book consists of four principles to guide you to living a life of love and happiness. This is the second...
Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 2)

Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 2)

The second agreement, ‘Don’t Take Anything Personally’. First published in 1997, Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements has since sold millions of copies. The book consists of four principles to guide you to living a life of love and...
5 Tips to Slow Down during Winter

5 Tips to Slow Down during Winter

Seasons once used to determine how our ancestors lived their lives. People were active and spent a lot of time outside in spring, summer and early autumn. As the weather got cooler in winter, activity slowed down. Families gathered around the fire, telling stories,...
Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 1)

Reflections: The Four Agreements (Part 1)

The first agreement: Be impeccable with your word First published in 1997, Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements has since sold millions of copies. The book consists of four principles to guide you to living a life of love and happiness. This is the first...
Mindfulness Makes You More Creative

Mindfulness Makes You More Creative

Woudn’t it be nice if new creative ideas flowed effortlessly any time we needed them? Unfortunately, for most of us this is not the reality. We often feel stuck and go over the same situations in our mind again and again with the same result (or lack of result). Can...
Reflections: Becoming Intimate With All Of Life

Reflections: Becoming Intimate With All Of Life

How do we become really intimate with everything that we are experiencing? How do we learn to stop our avoiding and shutting down and escaping – all ways of not being present with what is? Intimacy. Sometimes paraphrased as: In To Me See. What does that word bring up...