Rites and Rituals: Why We Need More

Rites and Rituals: Why We Need More

Well, another holiday is upon us. For us Canadians anyway. Thanksgiving is a few days away and I am wholeheartedly looking forward to spending some quality time with family next weekend.  It's been a tradition in my family and there is something comforting about the...

5 Hidden Growth Opportunities You Shouldn’t Miss

5 Hidden Growth Opportunities You Shouldn’t Miss

There are pivotal moments in life when we are given opportunities for inner growth. But sometimes the most powerful personal growth moments are missed because we don’t recognize them. Here are some that are pivotal in creating positive change in our lives. WHEN THE...

BE A NUDIST BUDDHIST

BE A NUDIST BUDDHIST

In the morning, the first thing I usually do is make myself a green tea, blend a lemon and ginger in water, then I sit by the window and relax in the stillness for about 20 minutes. I find it really helps me to create a calmer mindset before I start the day. But on...

WU WEI: LETTING THE UNIVERSE DO ITS JOB

WU WEI: LETTING THE UNIVERSE DO ITS JOB

“The Tao does nothing, and yet nothing is left undone.” Lao Tzu “One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things.   He moves in harmony with the present moment, always knowing the truth of just what to do.” Lao Tzu Here's something about...

DOES SOCIETY MAKE US FEEL LIKE VICTIMS?

DOES SOCIETY MAKE US FEEL LIKE VICTIMS?

Some of the victims remain spellbound forever, but others are destined to be saved. Joseph Campbell Yup. It’s Monday again. Hope your week is starting out as calm and centered as possible! Actually, fall is my favourite season so I’ve just been loving having walks...

HAVE FAITH AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

HAVE FAITH AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

I read a lot about what others think is the best way to live. I have spent countless hours studying spirituality, philosophy, psychology, history, and literature trying to learn about how people live satisfying lives. Even though there is no one "right" way to live,...

EMPOWER YOUR DAY (AND LIFE) BY DOING THIS ONE THING

EMPOWER YOUR DAY (AND LIFE) BY DOING THIS ONE THING

"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads." Albert Camus Well, I'm really excited about this post because the topic is something that has helped me with really moving forward with the things that are most important to me....

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TIME

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TIME

I’m going to talk about myself for a minute. I'm pushing 40 and it's hard for me to have down time. I'm never fully relaxed when I'm supposed to be relaxing. I'm mentally making to do lists, planning, organizing, or trying to figure out the nature of the universe....

SHOULD EVERYONE PRACTICE YOGA?

SHOULD EVERYONE PRACTICE YOGA?

There is no doubt that there are numerous mental, emotional, and physical benefits that come with practicing yoga.  So I was surprised to notice a lot of articles circulating around the internet about hardcore devotees of yoga abandoning it for various reasons.   Some...

WHY BOREDOM IS THE MOST POWERFUL EMOTION

WHY BOREDOM IS THE MOST POWERFUL EMOTION

Some people say that the world drastically changed on June 29th, 2007, the day of sale of the first iPhone. In my opinion, this is the true beginning of the age of distraction. Smart phones changed everything. We could literally carry the world with us a all times,...