Eastern traditions and western science agree, incense has incredible mood-boosting benefits especially when combined with meditation. Let's dive into the facts.
Are we born to be kind or is it something we can be taught? We explore why kindness is key to making the world a better place and the surprising health benefits it can have.
Sitting still and observing your thoughts is not the only way to create calm. If meditation is just not working for you, try one of these mindful hobbies instead.
Stay happy and grounded as summer evolves into autumn with these simple tips for body, mind and soul.
You’re so busy caring for others that you often forget to care for yourself. Discover Ayurveda and these simple self-care routines that are inspired by the ancient art of living wisely.
Once just a theory upheld in the East, the West is now clocking on to how positive emotions may potentially affect the taste of your water.
Set yourself up for a great day with our guide to becoming a “morning person”.
Ikigai, a Japanese concept that states knowing why you’re alive and what your purpose is, might just be the secret to a long and healthy life.
Good karma, bad karma, karma points—we hear the word karma a lot. But what is it? Here’s how karma works, how it doesn’t, and how to live by its laws.
Cacao, a ‘food from the gods’ that could bring you both health and mood benefits. Let’s look at what science and experience say about cacao ceremonies.
A dive into Jiriki Seitai: a form of Japanese self-healing bodywork for a flexible body, an increased immune system, and an improved natural healing capacity.
The fleeting Japanese hanami season, when the beautiful cherry blossom blooms, reminds us that nothing lasts forever and to appreciate every passing moment.
Colour therapy, known as chromatherapy, is believed to restore energy balance and remedy both mental and physical complaints. Discover how to colour your world.
Discover the wonderful benefits of switching off from work and the world around you. Here’ how to do it.
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.
Crystals have permeated the wellness world, but what can they do for you and how do you use them? Crystal expert Emma Lucy Knowles reveals all.
Looking to get happy? Here are 5 simple tips to help you achieve a positive mindset.
Forget Blue Monday and focus your energy and intention on the concept of Blue Mind and how you can use water to de-stress and boost positivity.
It might feel awkward but chanting om at the end of a yoga class could be the secret to finding your inner calm. Here’s how…
For real and long-lasting change in your life, this simple alternative mindset can help you set achievable and productive intentions for the New Year.
Stargazing is one of nature’s most concrete reminders that even at times of darkness, light persists. Discover a plethora of reasons why you should always look up.
Lighting candles during the hectic festive countdown is a simple, soulful way to take a moment to pause and reflect. Here’s why it’s a tradition worth holding onto.
The moon’s rhythms hold untold powers, influencing the tides, animals and even humans. Read on to discover the spiritual meaning of both the full and new moons and how you can harness their energy.
The Tao of Pooh explains Taoism through the tales of Winnie the Pooh. Who knew a fictional bear could be a teacher of valuable life lessons?
Lessons from the extraordinary monks who run 38400 kilometres in a quest for living enlightenment.
Science says you’re not being lazy when you’re taking some downtime; allowing your brain to wander can actually enhance your creativity. Read on to find out why we should all schedule in – nothing at all.
January is the most energy-sapping month, 5 experts reveal the lesser-known, but incredibly effective, energy-boosting tips to try.
Getting your hair cut by your hairdresser can be transformative in more than one way. Here’s why barbers and hairdressers bring happiness into our life.
Practicing good karma invites more positivity in your life and helps you live more soulfully. Here’s why you should always repay unkindness with kindness.
The art of attention is the key to living in the present moment. You can practice it throughout the day, not only on the meditation cushion. Here’s how.
Discover how escaping the hectic pace of modern life by retreating into nature can benefit you, and where you can find the world’s most beautiful forests.
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.
Stop setting resolutions, because we have something better for you. Expert Deborah walks you through the philosophy of Sankalpa, and how setting intentions from within can be the start of your best year ever.
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? The holidays are an especially good time for expressing gratefulness for all of life’s gifts. And here’s another reason to be thankful: science says those who practice gratitude on a daily basis have an easier path to joy—read on to find out why.
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.
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 ceremonies from around the world.
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.
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.
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 routines 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!
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.
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 routines 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.