How to Relax in 30 Minutes or Less

“A charming woman is a busy woman.” –Loretta Young Being a modern-day men or woman means struggling every day to find a few minutes to relax and recharge. We often have so many demands on us that we put ourselves last again and again. Which is truly counterproductive, because…

Rituals of Positivity

Everybody wants to be happy—but how can we best achieve this? It is easy to assume that certain things lead to happiness: a good relationship with your partner, a pleasant work environment, a higher income. But this is not necessarily true. People from all walks of life and in…

Declutter Your Life and Uplift Your Soul

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” –Marie Kondo, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up New York Times best-selling author Marie Kondo, hailed as being the “most organised woman in the world,” has built an empire…

How to illuminate the winter blues in 5 minutes

During the dark winter months we could all use a little extra light into our lives, physically and spiritually. There are many ways to enjoy meditation, but practices that focus on light can be especially beneficial during this time of year. White light meditation is intended to get rid…

How scent can boost your mood

The perfume of your ex-lover can give you goosebumps, while a whiff of fresh baked goods conjures up feelings of warm comfort and homeyness. It is a fact that fragrances can have quite a powerful effect on our mood. Fine fragrance perfumer Elise Benat explains how this works and…

How to relieve tension in the body

Our lives these days are so busy and hectic that sore muscles and/or a stiff neck are common complaints expressed by many people. When we feel stressed our body produces hormones, which increase the tension in the muscles but also increase our sensitivity to pain. No wonder we feel…

5 simple steps to increase mindfulness

“The opportunity to find wonder in the midst of our everyday lives, transforms the agony of the struggle into the adventure of becoming.” – Kim Thomas All the ordinary things we do on a daily basis like having breakfast, taking a shower and going to work can become tedious…

Breathing Exercises for the Body & Mind

“To master our breath is to be in control of our bodies and minds.” -Thich Nhat Hanh. Do you know we take anywhere between 5,000 to 30,000 breaths per day? Our breath is something we (sometimes) take for granted. And yet, it holds great power and mystery. It, literally, keeps…

How to get started with meditation

One of the nicest things about meditation is that you don’t need much to start practicing it. All you need is yourself, a few minutes and something to sit on. Which could also be the floor, your bed or the sofa. Now, of course, if you simply start by…

20 Ways to Create Good Karma

At its essence, the karma equation always boils down to the simple phrase: Treat others as you want to be treated, and don’t treat others as you don’t want to be treated. While it’s a simple phrase to understand, putting this into practice can be a major challenge. So…