Reasons to Establish Make-up Rituals

When you sit down to do your make-up in the morning, chances are that you’re doing it on autopilot. You have the steps down perfectly, you know exactly how much time each one takes and also what result you’ll get. In this way, applying your make-up is just another…

PRACTICE GOOD KARMA AND ATTRACT MORE LOVE INTO YOUR LIFE

It’s summertime. We’re outside, soaking up the rays in sundresses or shorts, noticing that everybody seems to be in a better mood than normal. Those of us who are not already partnered up turn our attention to love more during this season than in any other—and why not? It’s…

5 ways to help you put down your phone once in a while

We all love our smartphones. They enrich our daily lives by helping us to be more productive, stay entertained and communicate effortlessly. But because of our smartphone we also tend to forget that life is actually happening around us. So let us help you to put down your phone…

The Ritual of Advent

The advent calendar is a childhood memory of many. Each of the 24 mornings leading up to Christmas you’d anxiously open another door to see what’s hiding behind it. But where does this yearly ritual come from? Let us take you through the history of Advent! The concept of…

10 Random acts of kindness to make the world a little brighter

In the days running up to Christmas, most of us try to find more kindness in our hearts and to express more grace. It’s also a time of reflecting on another year gone by and wonder: ‘Did we do well by others? Or could we have done more and…

The Way of Dao

Daoism is a life philosophy that originated thousands of years ago in China. Ask what Dao is precisely and you’ll encounter complicated concepts. Some practice it in a philosophical way, others consider it their religion. Lao Tze The first written text on Dao is dated somewhere around 550 BC…

Three Ways to Go Green

In today’s culture, we are seeing more and more people becoming concerned about the planet. And rightfully so. According to the Global Environment Outlook: Environment for the future we want (GEO-5)—a publication done every few years from the United Nations Environment Program—we are at a level of unprecedented consumption…

Hanami – Ancient Ritual from Japan

The History of Hanami Matsuri Hanami Matsuri is an ancient tradition in Japan that has been around for many centuries. Hanami translates as flower viewing and Matsuri means celebration. An emperor by the name of Saga adopted this practice some 800 years ago at the Imperial Court in Kyoto….

Our Festive Rituals

What does the holiday season mean to you? Often it’s the wonderful smells, tastes, traditions and togetherness that remind us of this special time of year. Take a journey with us… CHRISTMAS AT THE BEACH – PATRICK, SYDNEY Christmas Day for our family unfolds in a typically casual Australian…

25 ways to give from the heart

“Life’s most persistent and nagging question is ‘What are you doing for others?’”- Martin Luther King Jr. In a world that seems to be increasingly bombarded by senseless acts of violence, it is easy to lose hope, get lost in negative feelings and retreat into your own private world…