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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

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

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