Top Six Places to Find Your Zen in Asia


Some of the most fascinating architecture in Asia can be found in the continent’s religious buildings, be they temples, monasteries, or mosques. Asia, as the birthplace of most of the world’s major religions—including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, among others—is a place with a long history of connection to the spiritual realm. As such, there can be no better place than Asia to find your Zen.

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Travel, Wellness, Explore, Inspire, Knowledge, Spirituality

Give Yourself Permission


When I tuned into Extras the other day I was really just going for fashion tips and a bit of goss. I didn’t imagine that the words of one gorgeous Kerry Washington could put me into a reflective mood.

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Positivity, Perspective, Inspire, Self Love, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology

Food As Medicine - Part 1


From the beginning of time, food has been used as more than just food. Food is medicine. What we put into our bodies is ultimately what we get out of our bodies. If you fill your body full of sugary drinks and junk food, you will constantly lack energy and feel lethargic. However, if you fill your body full of good protein and greens that are full of natural energy, you will be filled with a balance of energy (not just a high off an energy drink) and will be able to think and act clearer.

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Health, Nutrition, Wellness, Knowledge, Inspire, Positivity, Natural Remedies, Medicine

Child Sponsorship - Keyri Update #1


My wife, Tina, and I finally decided on a sponsorship program after many hours of researching. We chose Compassion International. We thought that choosing an organization would be the hard part, but it wasn't even close! Choosing a child was absolutely one of the most difficult things we have ever done. Why you may wonder? Because looking at all of those children staring back at us through the computer screen, all of them needing support and love, made us shed some tears. It is like, how do you choose one over another? We just wanted to help every child, but of course that is not realistic. So, we made some guidelines in the process and went from there.

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Positivity, Inspire, Compassion, Care, Love

Where Is The UK’s Most Stressful Place To Work?


Whilst some people manage to sneak into dream jobs with flexi-time, 30 days’ annual holiday and a boss who encourages summer Fridays, the rest of us have to admit it – this working lark doesn’t always live up to the promises of childhood dreams.

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Work, Stress, Life, Philosophy, Research, Positivity, Inspire, Wellness, Mind

Meditating On Hate


The first time I tried to meditate on hate I thought I might have a panic attack. The second time I lasted maybe three seconds longer, so a good ten second effort. But when I was in India one day it just happened. And I discovered that when you are ready, it can be the most freeing, liberating, want to jump and laugh shout your joy from the rooftop kind of experience!

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Meditation, Yoga, Positivity, Inspire, Zen, Health, Wellness, Spirituality

Ace Your First Semester In Senior Year


Yes you can ace your first semester, and don’t be surprised about it. Actually, the things you need to do to be able achieved it were simple and easily to be understood. You are now leaving your lazy habit and working to be studious. Since you are already in your senior year, be prepared to feel overwhelmed with academic stuff. You'll find it very difficult to ace your first semester because student usually have 5 Ap's plus their extra curricular activities. Instead of pitying yourself go ahead and read this advice.

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Mind, Health, Wellness, Focus, Study, Positivity

How To Create A Toxin Free Beauty Regime


To what extent are chemicals in skin care a problem? Most of us use cosmetics and other personal care items without a second thought, believing that none of the chemicals will affect us, however, studies suggest that our skin absorbs close to 60% of the topical products with which it comes into contact. It is claimed that women who are using make-up on a daily basis are absorbing almost 2 kilograms or 5 lb of chemicals per year into their bodies. Some studies suggest we may be wearing about 515 chemicals per day.

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Natural Remedies, Health, Nutrition, Organic

Learning To Live A Healthy Lifestyle


Confession: I’m 22 years old, and just recently cooked a meal for myself for the first time. Embarrassing but true. I’ve never had any interest in cooking, and spent four years eating at the dining hall at college. I started graduate school in the fall, and moved into my own apartment. I spent last semester eating frozen food, not working out, and wallowing in stress and anxiety as I adjusted to life on my own and an increased, difficult workload. One day, it just hit me that I wasn’t in college-land anymore: my real life had begun, and the habits I was creating would stick with me for life. Was I really comfortable with the degree to which I was taking care of my body, mind and spirit? I realized that I was not, and made the decision to change. I was going to make my health, both physical and mental, a priority.

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Health, Wellness, Diet, Nutrition, Knowledge, Mind, Body

Turning Yoga Moves Into Career Moves


“Fulfillment is structured in achievement. Achievement is structured in action. Action is structured in thinking. Thinking is structured in knowledge. Knowledge is structured in consciousness” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Guru to The Beatles. In the fifty years since The Beatles were presented with ‘The Illustrated Book of Yoga” the practice of yoga has become as prolific in Western society as the band themselves. Once shrouded in oriental mysticism, you’re just as likely to find a yogi in East London as you would in the Far East.

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Yoga, Zen, Spirituality, Breathe, Health, Wellness, Meditation, Mind, Spirit, Body

Healing From Stagnant Grief


Grief can take on many forms, and for my wife and me it was the loss of our daughter Rowan Rose. We lost her at 15 weeks to a miscarriage and it was, and is, the most heartbreaking moment of our lives. We never got to see her, hold her and watch her grow up. In fact, getting pregnant wasn't even supposed to happen. It wasn't in the cards for us due to my wife’s childhood cancer. Yet, it did. It was a miracle, a blessing, an arrival of hope we only had in our dreams. Because of the circumstances, we kept the pregnancy quiet and never told anyone. We wanted to make sure everything was going to be all right. And so we waited and planned on week 20 to let our family and friends know about our child. But, we never got the opportunity to do so. I won’t explain the circumstances concerning that fateful day, it isn't necessary. But, what is magical was the evening beforehand.

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Health, Psychology, Grief, Positivity, Overcoming Depression, Communication, Inspire

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