transformative travel

LANGUAGE AND THE LAND: A visit to the indigenous Sami people’s Norway

LANGUAGE AND THE LAND: A visit to the indigenous Sami people’s Norway

The sign at Karasjok’s border is simple: the town’s name written in white lettering on a blue background, with a bold black “i”...
November 25, 2014 × 0 comments

communication

CALMENT: Participation in a virtual world

CALMENT: Participation in a virtual world

Is there a way to engage in meaningful conversation about public life—politics, culture, economics, arts, whatever—online without...
November 22, 2014 × 0 comments

mindful tourism

STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

Excerpted from New Slow City by William Powers, a memoir that this New York author has written based on his experience living a slow-paced...
November 18, 2014 × 0 comments

mindfulness practice

BEYOND MINDFULNESS: How to cultivate awareness without detachment

BEYOND MINDFULNESS: How to cultivate awareness without detachment

For many years I practiced mindfulness meditation as a Buddhist monk. For hours each day I paid careful attention to the coming and...
November 16, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

PUT YOUR WHOLE SELF IN: Learning to be fully present, alive and awake at all times

PUT YOUR WHOLE SELF IN: Learning to be fully present, alive and awake at all times

Excerpt from When Did You Die? 8 Steps to Stop Dying Every Day and Start Waking Up by Temple Hayes, a how-to guide for those individuals...
November 13, 2014 × 1 comment

permaculture / gardening

STAY GREEN: Growing indoor herb gardens

STAY GREEN: Growing indoor herb gardens

Hooray! You think, if you’re a vampire or an existentialist—it is now November, and soon darkness and coldness will smother...
November 10, 2014 × 0 comments

mindful living

CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

What would our lives be like if we wore a crown of petals instead of a crown of thorns? What would it feel like to believe that we...
November 9, 2014 × 1 comment

communication

TIME AND THE WRITER: A meditation on the transcendence experienced through writing

TIME AND THE WRITER: A meditation on the transcendence experienced through writing

Is it possible to tinker with the present, the way an author can tinker with the past when writing a story or narrative based on actual...
November 8, 2014 × 0 comments

travel-living

The Ultimate List of the Best Online Travel Sites, Apps, Tools and Resources

The Ultimate List of the Best Online Travel Sites, Apps, Tools and Resources

The following is an excerpt from Journeybook: A Guided Travel Journal and Trip Planner to Inspire and Facilitate Your Travels, by...
November 6, 2014 × 0 comments