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~Soulful Travels~ Review of Hotel2Stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of strangeness, full of eccentricities and weird experiences that you will most definitely not have anywhere else in the world. However, when a weary traveler returns from walks through this craziness they will be wishing for conventional comforts. That is exactly what you can expect from the superb new Hotel2Stay. Having opened their doors just over a year ago, this hotel is quickly becoming one of the best places to stay while in Amsterdam! Location First of all I just want to mention that we struggled to get to this hotel, even with the aid of Read More

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Top Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

The use of Himalayan salt lamps have been increasing recently due to their many amazing benefits. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they have many healing properties as well. These salt lamps are highly therapeutic additions to any room. Especially useful for chronic conditions as their effects are cumulative. They work just like a regular lamp except that the light bulb heats up the salt which is then released into the air around you. I absolutely love my Himalayan salt lamp and its warm, comforting glow has made such a big difference to my home and health. This article Read More

Book Review

{Book Review} Ego is the Enemy

The book is written in 3 different parts, namely Aspire, Success and Failure. This is to remind the reader to be: Humble in aspirations Gracious in success Resilient in failure This is attributed to his belief that everyone’s life has cycles of 3 stages and at any one point we are either aspiring to something, succeeding at something, or failing at something. This book will not only teach you some invaluable skills, but it will make you consider your moral fiber. It will motivate you to improve yourself in every way, starting by conquering your ego. A light and easy Read More

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~Soulful Travels~ Pantone Hotel: a Colorful Relief in Busy Brussels

Although our time in Brussels was quite short, it was seriously overwhelming! As our student map stated, it is the place for people who love chaotic, crazy and bustling cities full of activity and confusion… this was not an understatement! Having both lived in the metropolis of Johannesburg for almost a decade, we didn’t think it would be a problem. We were wrong… as we drove into Brussels and through the many tunnels under the city looking for our hotel, we came to the realization that we may need more than two days to explore this HUGE place. Even with Read More

Meditation Series ~ Part 5

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana is a traditional Buddhist practice that dates back to the 6th Century BC and is still practiced today (sometimes as the adapted Western form of Mindfulness Meditation). Vipassana means “insight” or “clear seeing”, and this gives you an indication of the aim and what to expect. It is called insight meditation because through this practice you will learn to see things as they really are. In the traditional Buddhist practice Vipassana tends to emphasize the awareness of breath and requires that you tune in to the air passing in and out through your nose. Besides this the practices teaches Read More

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~ Soulful Travels ~ Ghent the Gem of Belgium

There is no better way to describe this place, it truly is the gem of Belgium. Some may argue that Bruges is better since it is smaller and has lots of chocolate… but I for one honestly just loved Ghent. I did visit Bruges and really appreciated it, but still enjoyed my time in Ghent even more. Ghent (can also be spelled Gent) is a medieval town and the capital of East Flanders. This town has many historical attractions and beautiful places to see, not to mention all the beer. Best of all it has the most amazing castle surrounded Read More

Book Review

{Book Review} Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

  This book is powerful in its own way as it gives a voice to the introverts of this world. That is very significant because as many as one-third to half the people in the world are introverts. Introvert refers to the people who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but are not likely to present their ideas; who are more productive working on their own rather than in a team. These people are usually labelled as quiet or reserved or even reclusive but they also make many contributions to society — this is evident Read More

Alternative Ways to Find Relief from Concussion Symptoms

Alternative Ways to Find Relief from Concussion Symptoms

I love how more and more information about concussions is coming out. How common they are in sports, the symptoms and the side effects. One thing we don’t often hear though, is how most concussions actually happen in regular life, not sports. That means most people don’t know how easy it is to receive one, when to go to the doctor, and what to do when they have one. They don’t know how to recognize the symptoms or what to do about them. They also don’t realize there are some alternative ways to find relief from concussion symptoms. Disclaimer: I Read More

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How we can trick our mind into making a change

Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to make a change? No matter what you are trying to accomplish, you are magically pulled back right to where you started or even worse. And sometimes we are desperate making the changes, because our health, relationships and careers are negatively affected by the habit we formed but no matter what we are trying to do we just don’t move forward at all. Sounds familiar? Your minds job is to keep you safe. And safe is what is familiar. Even if it is self-destructing. Most of the programming we received happened Read More

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~Soulful Travels~ Travel as Therapy

“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S Eliot   Most travelers at some point find the experience of travel to be therapeutic, but this is rarely a conscious discovery. Usually this therapeutic effect is seen as something extra that just ‘happens’ and is unintentional. Why do people travel then, to discover other people and places or to discover themselves? Perhaps subconsciously we understand that travel is a form of soul therapy that provides the possibility of self-learning, Read More