How Good Karma Can Inspire Your Best Summer Ever

Summer is right around the corner and with it comes the opportunity to be in nature, preferably with our friends and family. Time to slow down, bask in the sun and create some meaningful memories—and there’s no better way to have a pleasant summer than by making an effort…

How Ayurvedic Balance Can Beautify Your Skin

Ayurveda, the Indian health system renowned as the oldest one in the world, has many lessons to teach us. Perhaps the biggest one, however, is that being in balance is the secret to staving off disease.  When we aren’t in balance, everything suffers: we feel emotionally disconnected and physically…

Books That Bring You Closer to the Soul

Reading is a wonderful way to travel without leaving the comfort of your own sofa. A good book has the power to transport us to another place, lead another life and learn things we could never know from our everyday experience. These four books lead you on a journey…

The Ritual of Karma: An Inspirational Collection to Encourage Good Deeds

The term “karma” is thrown around a lot in popular culture, but what is its literal definition? From the original Sanskrit, karma means “actions or deeds.” Less literally, it preaches the concept that you get what you give—put positivity out into the universe and it will be returned to…

Rice Noodle Soup With Green Asparagus & Egg

This soup is an ideal spring first course and makes an excellent addition to Easter dinner. Besides being seasonal and delicious, asparagus is also packed with antioxidants and loaded with nutrients. Accompany your soup with some vegetarian steamed dumplings. Recipe for 4 people Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1.5…

Spring Cleaning Rituals

We simply love the warmth and cosiness of wintertime, but there is something else that we anticipate at the end of winter even more: the start of spring. Our hearts fill with joy and positivity thanks to its rebirth, renewal and re-energising sentiment. It prompts us to make a…

Kindness Meditation

Professional writer, healer and teacher Deborah Anne Quibell believes passionately in breathing grounded knowledge from scholarly pursuits into the fields of yoga and spirituality. A senior instructor for the Institute for Inner Studies, she holds a PhD in Depth Psychology and teaches Pranic Healing as well as yoga and…

Slow Travel in Japan

Thanks to the advent of the smartphone, technology follows us in our pocket wherever we go. In this way, we can be in touch with our family, friends and colleagues at any moment of the day—which is useful and convenient. However, there are times in our lives when we…

Why Every Man Needs an Ice Shower

In ancient Japan, the Samurai warrior class was known to prepare for battle by withstanding many physical and psychological challenges. One of the most infamous ones, requiring strength of both mind and body, was their tradition of standing beneath an ice-cold waterfall for several minutes.  Through this intense experience,…

Unexpected ways to relax

1. Visit a museum during lunch break Take a mini-vacation from work stress and surround yourself with works of art to remind you of how creative people deal with their emotions. 2. Munch on chocolate Give yourself permission to indulge. Enjoying something decadent in moderation can soothe your soul….