The end of summer and the coming of fall can sometimes feel sad or heavy. These five easy practices will help you celebrate the way autumn invites us to gently turn inward. It's all about getting cozy, enjoying sensory pleasures, and making our space (inside and out!) free of clutter.
I used to carve out 90 minutes every morning to do yoga and meditate. I loved it. It was amazing. It was also unsustainable. So I created a 15-minute morning routine that works. It’s so quick and easy,, I can do it every day. It’s all about creating just enough quiet space in my morning to set the tone for the rest of my day.
Throughout the hustle and bustle every day, we must remember to slow down and take in our surroundings. Illustrator Jorey Hurley discovered how important this was to her when she started her blog after she had been laid off. Every night she drew something that she noticed earlier that day, which put her more in tune with herself and the world around her. …
It’s easy to get caught in the daily grind and not take the time we need for ourselves to recharge and unplug. To help combat the noise in our lives, we’re giving away four books to help center you and reach your goals — whether it be to sleep more, focus on your health, or just take a few minutes out of your day for you.…
Not only should you ditch your New Year’s Resolutions, you should never make them again. Seriously. Forget New Year, New You. Winter is the worst time to make big changes in your life. The worst. Sure, January 1 is the first day of the new year, and in theory, that sounds like a great time for change. But it’s not.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a little mindfulness! We’ve gathered some of the most beautiful, most inspiring quotes from Irish authors, both classic and contemporary. We have quotes from Oscar Wilde, Emma Donoghue, James Joyce, Colum McCann, Maeve Binchy and more ... on laughing, loving, dreaming, staying curious, learning, growing, and being you. Enjoy!
When my sister told me how much she loved floatation therapy, I decided to try it. Why not? I'm an eager guinea pig even when I realize, "umm ... this is not for me." About 30 minutes into my 60-minute session, I was so relaxed I couldn’t tell if I was still breathing. Every once in a while, I’d have to remind myself that I had a body. Seriously.
When you're done reading this, turn off whatever device you're using. I'm serious. Turn it off. You can do it. Give yourself a break. Find your zen. Even just five minutes of disconnected, gadget-free zen. But not yet. First, I have to tell you what I learned while reading Chris Bailey's The Productivity Project. It has changed the way I ease into and out of each day.
While I fully believe that intention is a powerful tool for personal change, I also know from those in our community and my own experience that putting the concept into practice can feel confusing. Is there a way to make it clearer and simpler?