Research shows that meditating benefits everyone around you—whether you’re in the same household or connecting virtually.
When we get intentional about noticing the details around us, we open ourselves up to the wonder, nourishment, and surprise that nature has to offer.
Thoughts, ideas, and concepts are tremendously powerful, influential, energetic forces.
Yongey Mingyur Rinoche
“We don’t need another Forbes Five Hundred List of the wealthiest people in the world; we need a Forbes Five Hundred List of those who give away the most money.” ~Ted Turner
I asked plant experts — plant shop owners, plant influencers, and just folks who successfully keep a lot of plants alive — to share the BIGGEST reason why they think house plants perish. Out of the eleven experts interviewed, three reasons were repeated over and over again!
Mindfulness has many scientifically proven health benefits including improved physical, mental and emotional health. It is actually a holistic type of therapy and in my opinion essential for sanity and intelligence.
Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands. – Brother David Steindl-Rast
It’s easy to find yourself thinking about being mindful rather than being mindful. Simply refocus, return to the present, and smile.
Many beloved picture books also offer mindful messages about connection, compassion, and contemplating the world around us. Children’s book authors Olivia Weisser and Christopher Willard share a few of their favourites.
We have arrived at a stage in the human story on Earth where the decisions made over the next few decades will determine the future direction, not just of humanity, but of Earth itself.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
By Oska Phoenix Often in life we are faced with negative experiences, triggering a stressful response in the body. No
The piece below — from the 13th century poet Rumi — carries within it an essence that is central to many spiritual traditions around the world. The teaching itself may seem simple, but the most powerful ones always do.
Meditation influences the body in unexpected ways. Experienced meditators, for instance, can speed or slow their metabolism by more than 60% and raise their body temperature by as much as 8°C.
The greatest gift we can make to others is our true presence. “I am here for you” is a mantra to be uttered in perfect concentration.