Soulful Travels

~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

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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

Numerology

How to Discover Your Life Purpose with Numerology

Numerology is in-depth analyses of numbers that can help people discover much more information about a person or event. Numerologists know that everything in the world is dependent on the mystical properties of numbers. This is due to the fact that each number has its own inherent vibration. Since each number has a unique vibration, it also has certain properties because of this. These properties are quite specific and can give valuable information about a person’s behavior and can even predict whether people in relationships are compatible. In order to determine these attributes about who you are as a soul, Read More

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Why You Need a Detox Bath

I always recommend a detox bath because it is one of the easiest and most affordable healing therapies. A detox bath helps to facilitate and stimulate the body’s natural detoxification system. In our modern world, our bodies are subjected to more toxins than ever before. We are surrounded by toxins on all fronts, from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and even the medications we take to supposedly improve our health. Without a detox these toxins can harm the body by causing irritation and inflammation. The body has a natural detoxification process that works Read More

{Book Review} Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

This book by Charles Duhigg instantly catches your attention with relevant and interesting stories about real life situations. Each of these stories lends to the point the author is trying to make and heightens the understanding of each productivity tip. He never leaves a story hanging, and gives useful advice throughout each chapter, enhancing it with more stories and results from studies. This book draws upon the knowledge gained from fields such as psychology, neuroscience and even behavioral economics. Throughout each chapter, approaches are discussed that can be easily implemented and improve our lives and lead to success. This book Read More

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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

_App Review_

[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