transformative travel

WINTER SOLSTICE: Light up the longest night at Kensington Market

WINTER SOLSTICE: Light up the longest night at Kensington Market

Kensington Market knows how to party. Despite the sub-zero temperatures of late December, market residents and visitors alike...
December 4, 2013 × 0 comments

mindfulness research

Mindfulness improves reading comprehension, memory and ability to focus

Mindfulness improves reading comprehension, memory and ability to focus

(Santa Barbara, Calif.)—If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again—and breathe and focus....
December 4, 2013 × 0 comments

psychology

CHANGING SEASONS, CHANGING MOODS: Seasonal affective disorder in the winter months

CHANGING SEASONS, CHANGING MOODS: Seasonal affective disorder in the winter months

It’s amazing how much the seasons can affect your mood. Every year at roughly the same time, the weather gets colder, leaves...
December 3, 2013 × 0 comments

video reviews

FINDING HAPPINESS: A place called Ananda [video review]

FINDING HAPPINESS: A place called Ananda [video review]

FINDING HAPPINESS: A Place Called Ananda Ted Nicolaou [Hansa Productions, 2013, 1 hr 35 minutes] Finding Happiness is a film that...
November 30, 2013 × 1 comment

quotations

FEEL FREE TO LAUGH: 30 humorous and ironic quotes about freedom

FEEL FREE TO LAUGH: 30 humorous and ironic quotes about freedom

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. – Soren Kierkegaard It...
November 28, 2013 × 0 comments

contemplations

THE SPIRITUAL IMPERATIVE: Enlivening the process of transformation

THE SPIRITUAL IMPERATIVE: Enlivening the process of transformation

There is a large cycle unfolding. We are all part of it, being both the cause of it and the participants in it. This cycle might...
November 28, 2013 × 0 comments

alternative therapies

PAINTING TO HEAL: An excerpt from Healing with the Arts

PAINTING TO HEAL: An excerpt from Healing with the Arts

Mary’s story: Painting to heal Twenty years ago, life challenged me. I became depressed and everything in my life shattered...
November 27, 2013 × 0 comments

video

The Plastic Cow

The Plastic Cow

In life, the gap between theory and practice is often a wide one. One example of this gap can be seen with the treatment of cows...
November 27, 2013 × 0 comments

mindful living

PAUSE TO WONDER: My sense of god is my sense of wonder about the universe

PAUSE TO WONDER: My sense of god is my sense of wonder about the universe

You may have recently seen a news clip of a three-year-old boy hearing his daddy’s voice for the first time. Born with no auditory...
November 26, 2013 × 0 comments