The holidays are just around the corner, bringing with them a sentiment of love and togetherness. We want to show others how much we care about them, but because we’re often so busy during this period, we also need to treat ourselves with compassion. Here are 7 ways you can open your heart and truly embrace the spirit of the season.
With a new year approaching, it might be time for a change. Here are 9 small things you can do to make a healthy and fresh start in 2019.
Ever wonder why candles seem to play an important role in certain rituals? We use them to mark many special occasions: birthdays, weddings and Advent, just to name a few. We shed some light on why this ancient practice still holds such special meaning in modern times.
Never underestimate the power of wishing. According to expert Deborah Quibell, wishing can be the first step on the path to achieving what you want in life. Discover the magic behind how a wish becomes reality.
Ever thought of taking your kids to yoga class? Yoga isn’t only good for you, it also has amazing benefits for children. Here’s why.
Wishes are powerful things—and that power can change you for the better. Discover how wishing can help you live your best life as well as some wishing rituals from around the world.
Friendship is one of the most important contributors to a happy life. Read how you can invest in relationships with friends and make them even better.
Dreaming: we all do it. But did you know you that dreaming can help you uncover the mystery behind your (un)conscious mind? Deborah explains everything you need to know about the phenomenon of lucid dreaming.
Die Jahreszeit ändert sich? Wir machen mit. Dank dieser einfachen Schritte, bleiben Sie im Einklang mit der Natur und verlieren auch mit dem Herbstanfang nicht Ihr Gleichgewicht.
You’re so busy caring for others that you often forget to care for yourself. Discover Ayurveda and these simple self-care rituals that are inspired by the ancient art of living wisely.
Besides being a beautiful flower, the lotus is a symbol of spiritual development and the ability to overcome obstacles on the path to enlightenment. It is a reminder of how we grow when we conquer challenges and distractions in life with grace. We share why.
Let’s get real for a second: how often do you find yourself wishing you were “better?” At one time or another, most of wish we were thinner, more popular, smarter—but what’s in it for us? Instead of obsessing about our flaws, we’d be much happier and healthier if we embraced them…here’s why.
Good health and a peaceful environment can easily influence your emotions. But did you know that colours can do the same? They can have a mood-lifting or relaxing effect, or even make us more active and alert. Guess which colours you should surround yourself with for an instant pick-me-up…
Want to flex those creative muscles? Discover the advantages of mindful writing. By writing down a few lines on paper, you can set your intentions for the day and boost your creativity—here’s how.
For a lot of people, gardening is an excellent way to relax. But did you know it can also inspire mindfulness? Get those creative juices flowing by using your green thumb to transform your garden into a soulful sanctuary.
Have you ever seen a young child playing for hours and hours with the same toy? You could argue that children – especially those of a young age – are naturally mindful. As a parent, you have a lot of influence on this matter, according to Deborah Quibell. She shares some tips and advice on how to introduce more mindfulness into your children’s lives.
Summertime! Undoubtedly our favorite season. It’s the best time to spend outside and scientific research tells us that nature is the ultimate health booster. So, log off and wander around in nature!
We’re such big fans of Buddha that we based our relaunched collection on him. But how much do you really know about this laughing legend? We collected the most interesting, funny or inspiring facts about Buddha, so you can get to know him a bit better.
Have you ever stopped to think about what your work means to you? If you do, then you probably ask yourself if it makes you happy. But did you know that this isn’t even the most important thing to consider?
Early sunrise, late sunset. The best time to take things more lightly. Our meditation expert Deborah shares her rituals to help you embrace the lighter side of life.
Looking for a little light entertainment while travelling to your holiday destination? We’ve got something for you: a specially selected list of the happiest podcasts from all around the web. Lean back, put in your earbuds and get ready to laugh while you listen.
We all have an off-day once in a while. But did you know that it’s actually quite simple to bounce back from one and feel happy again? This article shows you exactly how to do this (and also why it’s so important).
How many times have you smiled today? No matter the number, it’s time to step it up—because science says that the simple act of smiling has amazing benefits for both physical and mental health. Read how and get ready to grin!
Most people benefit from a daily routine—and it’s no wonder, considering that mother nature runs on her own set of them. Perhaps the most magical is that of the moon, which influences the tides, animals and even humans. Read on to discover the spiritual meaning of both the full and new moons and how they can affect your energy.
Namasté is more than a greeting it’s a respectful, soulful approach to living. There’s a misperception that greeting someone with the word ‘namasté’ is religious. But embracing it fully in our daily lives helps us connect more with the world, with others and with ourselves.
Ever wonder why Japanese people have the longest life expectancy in the entire world? We believe it has something to do with ikigai, otherwise known as “the reason for being.” During those times in life where you feel like you’re lacking direction, searching for your ikigai could be the answer. Read on to discover how.
Mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated—in fact, it’s better to keep it as simple as possible. With the following steps, you can introduce a form of mindfulness into your life that will create more balance and inner peace. It’s all about knowing how to SNACK.
Imagine recharging yourself the way you do to your smartphone each and every day. We spend a huge amount of time checking our phones, sometimes finding our online life more important than the real world around us. With these 5 tips, we help you create a new ritual: a day without your smartphone.
Run faster, improve your football skills, hit harder. We all want to be at the top of our game and less prone to injury, right? Read on to discover how adding mindfulness to your daily training routine can turn you into a better athlete.
Curious about how mindfulness and self-love can change your life? Nadja van Osch, licensed mindfulness and self-love coach, focusses on everything from boosting happiness to managing your inner critic. We sit down and talk with her about her personal wellness rituals and inspiration.
When you’re always rushing to the next moment, what happens to the moment you’re in? Slow down the pace of your life and you’ll find happiness in the smallest of things. We share how and why mastering the art of slowing down is the best thing you can do for mind, body and soul.
Sleep is the best medicine for body and mind. Getting the recommended 7-8 hours per night keeps us healthy and balanced and improves our overall quality of life. Read on to discover some lesser known tips for getting the perfect night’s sleep.
People who have a positive attitude are generally happier, healthier and more fun to be around? Who wouldn’t want to live like that? Thanks to these (small) changes in your daily routine, you can become the best version of yourself.
Teacher, designer and best-selling author Erica Jago is living proof that we can all benefit from living mindfully. As a yoga and chakra expert, Erica’s life is an inspirational how-to guide to living the best version of your story. We sit down with her to talk about what drives her, the important role yoga has played, and of course, her own personal rituals for wellness.
If you’ve ever done yoga, then you’ve definitely heard of chakras. But what are they and how can they influence body and soul? Yoga and meditation expert Erica introduces you to this fascinating concept and teaches you how you can heal yourself using your chakra system.
Ayurveda, also known as “the science of life,” helps you balance the mind, body and spirit. Read on and learn why this 5,000 year old philosophy is still practiced across the globe, and how it can help you.
Have you ever wondered how some people can be so energetic and happy first thing in the morning? They radiate positivity and appear cheerful when you’re still waiting for the second cup of coffee to kick in. Well, we know the secret behind their morning smile—and we want to share it with you.
Are you in search of enlightenment? At one point or another, we all are. But you don’t need to travel far and wide for it—take a cue from Buddha and learn the very simple truth behind being truly enlightened.
Summer is here, bringing with it the promise of sunshine, fun and an extended holiday. The reason we’re happiest with our summer holiday is backed by research—and it will definitely surprise you.
Ready to hit the beach with that stack of books you’ve been collecting all year? That’s fine, but you’re doing yourself a real disservice by limiting your reading habits to a few weeks while on holiday. In fact, the benefits of reading a book every day can be life-changing—we’ll tell you how and share some titles to get you started.
Everybody is familiar with the concept of karma: informally as a catchphrase and formally as a principle of certain religions. It can encompass many things, but can we prove that everyday life follows the rules of karma?
We have a question for you. How happy are you today? And have you ever wondered how happiness is measured and how to feel happy every day? We dove into the matter and found some surprising answers.
Even the most positive and happy people can have an off day. So what to do when that happens to you? It’s tempting to give back as much grief as you get, but think again. Greeting negativity with kindness is more efficient and better for you. Discover how this works.