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~Soulful Travels~ How to be a Conscious and Mindful Traveler

The world has become smaller and traveling has become a way of life for many people. But what are we getting from these experiences and what are we doing to save this earth and beautiful places we love to see? You cannot be a traveler without a profound love for the world around you. Part of why I love to travel is because it makes me truly care –  care about this planet and its plants, creatures and people. We all feel that wanderlust need to travel, but how do we travel in a way that is right and best Read More

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[App Review] Feel Stress Free by Thrive

As most of you know, I feel very strongly about mental health awareness and helping people find the tools to manage their own mental health. As I have mentioned before, mindfulness is a wonderfully useful technique when it comes to cultivating mental strength and resilience. Therefore, when Thrive offered me a free month to try their app Feel Stress Free I gladly accepted the opportunity. This app is a stress management program specifically developed by mental health practitioners to help people effectively manage their stress and anxiety levels through a variety of breathing and mindfulness activities. I instantly knew that Read More

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~Soulful Travels~ Cozy Cliffhanger Cottages – Knysna

For my first trip to Knysna – a small town on the West Coast of South Africa, I chose the absolute best accommodation in the area… Cliffhanger Cottages! For my international readers, Knysna is located within the beautiful Garden Route, just one of the many astonishing landscapes you will find in South Africa. Although this amazing place is just outside of Knysna, the setting could not be more perfect. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Tsitsikamma forest, these cottages are literally perched on the edge of a cliff, with views over the tree tops and surrounding hills. The views Read More

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~Soulful Travels~ Stepping Through Stone Town

We recently took a trip to the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. All I can say is that you find yourself on an idyllic piece of land surrounded by the always warm Indian Ocean – absolute paradise! The resort we stayed at was amazing – but more on that in another post. One of the highlights of the trip was the tours we went on, who knew there was such variety on this small island. One tour we took involved walking tour of the spice plantations (Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island). This was both an educational Read More

Book Review

{Book Review} Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

  In honor of World Book Day #lovetoread and my passion for reading, I have started a book review segment that will be added to this blog more regularly. Please enjoy my first review of an inspirational non-fiction book: In this book, Elizabeth Gilbert paints a vivid picture about the beauty and fulfillment that art and especially living a creative life can cultivate. She encourages readers not to worry too much about obtaining higher education when it comes to artistic living (not too sure that I agree with her). This book delves into the possibilities that await you when you Read More

Get Outside and Ground Yourself this Earth Day!(1)

Go Outside and Ground Yourself this Earth Day

Happy Earth Day my friends! I created this post specifically to help you celebrate, by enjoying the healing power of mother earth. Please celebrate with me, by sharing this knowledge with others… we need the earth and the earth needs us to be more considerate about our environmental impact. I’m the type of girl who prefers to walk around barefoot, I grew up by the ocean and shoes just didn’t seem that necessary. Now living in a city, going barefoot is not really practical, but I still make a point of grounding myself in our back garden as often as Read More

Aromatherapy can Treat these 8 Common Problems...(1)

Aromatherapy can Treat these 8 Common Problems

I’m a big believer in natural remedies and much prefer using something from my garden over the latest product that big pharma is trying to push. I admit at times this may be necessary, but understand that almost all chemical products are derived from natural ingredients. Usually the non-synthesized version works just as well and has less side effects. Therefore, I would like to discuss one of the easiest ways to heal yourself naturally ~ aromatherapy. This is something that is affordable and accessible to anyone and essential oils are a great addition to your holistic healer cabinet. Aromatherapy is Read More

Personality Traits

The Duality of Personality Traits

This topic is something that I would like more people to know – Dealing with difficulties is easier when you understand and accept the duality of life. Most personality traits are seen as either “good” or “bad”. This is not necessarily true, since each trait has two sides to it – what matters is how you perceive these traits. Whether a personality trait is positive or negative depends on the situation – as we all know, context is important. When discussing personality traits, it is crucial to distinguish between personality and temperament. “Personality is an organized combination of attributes, motives, Read More

Myths about the Human Brain

Myths About the Human Brain

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have always been fascinated by the brain. It is partly the reason why I started studying psychology – I wanted to know why we behaved in certain ways and the brain has a lot to do with understanding behavior. The human brain is a complex and misunderstood organ. We are even more aware that it is special and unique when compared to the brains of other species. Thanks to the advancement of neuroscience, we are able to correct some common myths and misconceptions about the human brain and find out why it is so Read More

Meditation Series ~ Part 5(1)

Movement Meditation

Now this is a wonderful meditation variation, especially for those of you who struggle to sit still. I made use of this type of meditation when I first started and it is a great way to connect your body and breath. By connecting your movement to your breath, you can get into the right mind state for meditation a lot faster and easier. Movement meditation is as simple as practicing mindfulness in all life activities. It includes any type of meditation in which you move. There are many different options but basically any movement can be used as a meditation Read More