Category Archives: Inspiration

Spring In Bloom Around The World

Is there anything more beautiful than flowers freshly blooming, birds singing, and nature reawakening? Take in these marvellous images of spring in bloom around the world!

  1. Texas Bluebonnets

Even just looking at them you can imagine how fresh and fragrant these must smell!



  1. A Flower Speckled Valley in British Columbia

Don’t you just wish you could run through this field?



  1. Cherry Blossoms Awakening in Japan

Such a calm and inspiring view! Aren’t cherry blossom gorgeous?



  1. A Sleepy Stream in Herefordshire

This would truly be the perfect place for a springtime picnic!



  1. A Lush, Green Barn Yard Scene

Looks incredibly idyllic


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5 Tranquil Places To Inspire Zen

A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes a picture is also enough to inspire none. Sometimes the mere glance at a tranquil space, a calm pond, or a lush forest is enough to quiet the mind. In saying that, we’d like to share 5 tranquil places that we feel will inspire an inner state of Zen.

  1. The sun setting on a beachy paradise


  1. Mossy rocks embedded in a beautiful glassy ocean


  1. A cotton candy sky nirvana


  1. A sleepy mountain in the background of a lake of glass


  1. A sailboat slowly adrift into the setting sun

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How To Balance Your Chakras

According to ancient Buddhist beliefs, chakras are considered to be energy sources within the body. The word ‘chakra’is Sanskrit and literally means‘wheel’or ‘disk’. Chakras are said to be centres in our body through which energy flow. They are located at the base of the spine and go all the way up to the crown of the head. Each chakra is a motor and relates to a different area of our life, personality and wellbeing. For each of the 7 chakras, there is a delicate balance to maintain in order to ensure both happiness and satisfaction. Should you find any one of these chakras imbalanced, try these rebalancing techniques:


Root Chakra

Located in the base of your spine, the root chakra is associated with the feeling of comfort. It encompasses the first three vertebrae as well as the bladder and the colon. When this chakra is open, you feel safe and calm. If you find this chakra imbalanced, surround yourself with the color red to rebalance it. Try the stones of garnet and hematite or the aromas of cinnamon, patchouli, nutmeg and ginger.


Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is located below the navel and above the pubic bone. This chakra correlates with feelings and intimacy. If you find yourself hypersensitive or overemotional, this may mean your chakra is overactive. Conversely, if you have issues with attachment, intimacy and expressing emotion, it may be underactive. Under activity may also be expressed through depression, eating disorders and asthma. If you find this chakra to be imbalanced, surround yourself with the color orange. Try the stones carnelian and orange calcite and the aromas of sandalwood, orange and geranium.

Detailed and colorful image of carnelian mineral

Naval Chakra

The naval chakra is located just above the belly button at the lower abdomen. This chakra corresponds to self-confidence and ego. If you find yourself to be an aggressive and rather domineering personality type, it is likely that your naval chakra is overactive. Ulcers, extreme anxiety, as well as digestive issues are all indicators of an imbalanced naval chakra. Should you find this chakra to be imbalanced, try the following: surround yourself with the colour yellow with the stones of yellow jasper and citrine and the aromas of myrrh, frankincense and lemon.

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is located exactly where you’d imagine – in the center of one’s chest. This chakra pertains kindness, affection and love. When open, you are compassionate and effective at creating and maintaining relationships. When closed, one tends to be distant and cold. If you believe this chakra to be imbalanced, surround yourself with the following with the colour green, such as the stones of rose quartz and jade as well as the aromas of rosemary, peppermint and tea tree.

Fresh herbs

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra, located in the throat, deals with communication and self-expression. When open, you have no issues with self-expression and effectively communicate and listen with peers. If closed, you may have issues expressing yourself and opening up. Should you find this chakra to become imbalanced, surround yourself with the following: the colour blue, such as the stones of turquoise and blue calcite as well as the aromas of lavender, geranium and chamomile.

blue calcite

Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra, located between the eyebrows, deals with inner wisdom, insight and the ability to connect with the outer universe. While open you are able to connect with your intuition and imagination. When your third eye chakra is closed, you may rely heavily on others and suffer from great confusion. If you believe this chakra has become imbalanced, surround yourself with shades of indigo, the stone azurite and the aromas of vanilla, orange or lemon.


Crown Chakra

The seventh and final chakra, the crown chakra, also known as the ‘thousand petal lotus’, is located at the very top of the head. This chakra regards enlightenment and connection with our higher self as well as the divine. If this chakra has become imbalanced, surround yourself with the colour violet, the stones of amethyst or white topaz and the scents of ylang-ylang and jasmine.

Minerals and crystals - Amethyst

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5 Calming Guided Meditations

The stress of the day can sometimes overwhelm and cloud the mind. In order to declutter our thoughts, it is sometimes in our best interest to take a moment to decompress. Many have found guided meditation to be a useful tool to help quiet the mind and achieve renewed calm. Here are 5 guided meditations to help you restore calmness, relax, and find your center. Click the images to link to the mediations.


  1. Breathing Guided Imagery Meditation iStock_000028035706_Small


  1. OmHarmonics – Balance





3. Chakra Meditations: Guided by Deepak Chopra


4. Guided Meditation For Anxiety & Stress



5. 10 Minute Guided Meditation to ease Anxiety, Worry, and Urgency

Woman admiring sunset from mountain top

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12 Pictures That Epitomize ‘Warm and Cozy’

Sometimes simply looking a photo of a roaring fire, a wool blanket, or fuzzy slippers can make you instantly feel a little warmer – and a little cozier! To help you beat the winter blues, we’ve shared 12 photos that epitomize that warm, cozy feeling!


1)    Fireplace Scene

2)    Winter Window

3)    tea and a good book

4)    cozy fire

5)    fuzzy slippers

6)    fireside boots

7)   a cozy wooden cabin

8)    kitten in boot

9)    warm toes

10) hot coca

11) mountain porch

12) kitty in plaid



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How To Go From 10 To Zen

Your daily life is busy and your mind is often crowded with useless stress. A messy mind and thought process often prevent us from being our happiest and most content self. In order to quiet your mind and calm your soul, here is a checklist to go from 10 to Zen:

  1. Let go of comparing
  2. Let go of competing
  3. Let go of judgments
  4. Let go of anger
  5. Let go of regrets
  6. Let go of worrying
  7. Let go of blame
  8. Let go of guilt
  9. Let go of fear
  10. Have a proper belly laugh at least once a day (especially if it’s about your inability to let go of any of the above)

Try it out for yourself and let us know how it works for you!

7 Unlikely Animal Friends

We all know that Mother Nature can work in mysterious ways, but is there anything cuter than unlikely animal friends? We’re not sure! To test the theory, we’ve provided you with 7 of the cutest and more unlikely of animal friends! Isn’t nature beautiful?


  1. A Golden Retriever Nuzzling A Pair of Baby Bunnies


  1. A Baby Tiger and A Baby Monkey Getting A First Glance at One Another


  1. Who Says Cats and Mice Can’t Get Along?!


  1. A Chimpanzee and a Dog Hanging Out Like Old Friends


  1. A Tiny Piglet Cuddling Up To This Ginormous Bunny


  1. A Ginormous (But Gentle) Gorilla Nursing This Little Kitten


  1. A Sheep and An Elephant Taking A Leisurely Stroll


4 Calming Mountain Sunsets

As is, mountains possess a calm and majestic beauty, simply based on their sheer mass and peaceful appearance. When the sun sets on the peaks of a mountain range it creates a breathtaking image that can be incredibly calming. Here are 5 calming mountain sunsets from around the world to add an element of serenity to your day!

  1. A Colorful Sunset on the Peaks of Cerro Torre Mountain, Patagonia Argentina


  1. A Gleaming Wallberg Mountain Sunset in Bavaria, Germany


  1. A Fiery Sky in Big Bear, California


4. A Peaceful Setting Sun in Slovakia


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12 Awe Inspiring Winter Landscape

  1. The transition between autumn and winter  (via Reddit)

winter forest and mountains

2.   Winter in Colorado, ‘Garden of the Gods’  (via Reddit)

winter mountains

3.  Cliffs ablaze with sunshine in Yosemite Nation Park  (via Reddit)

winter river

4.  Winter majesty of Moraine Park (via Reddit)

winter pine trees and lake

5.  A kaleidoscope sunset in Ceahlău Massif in Romania  (via Reddit)

incredible winter sunset

6.  A peaceful scene in the Alps  (via Reddit)

snow covered mountain peaks

7.  A glowing winter sunrise in the Maroon Bells Wilderness (via Reddit)

sunset on mountain lake

8.  Hauntingly beautiful, Southern Montana  (via Reddit)

frosty forest river

9.  The clam Netherlands countryside (via Reddit)

winter creek

10.  Glowing slopes of Telluride  (via Reddit)

winter mountain top

11.  Almost doesn’t look real  (via Reddit)

turquoise lake of alberta

12.  Frozen desert of Utah  (via Reddit)

desert winter

11 of the Most Tranquil Forests

1)     Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, BC  (via

Suspension Bridge

2)     Peaceful woods of California (via

nature's staircase

3)     Exotic beauty of the amazong (via

tropical foliage

4)     Tranquil Calm in Alaska (via

mountain forest lake

5)     Lush Green Foliage (via

lush green forest trail

6)     Beautiful old Watewheel (via

old water wheel


7)     Awe Inspiring Greenery in Vietnam (via

mountain valley


8)     An Incredible National Park in Croatia (via

lush forest with lake

9)     Eerie Beauty in Mississippi (via

eerie swamp


10)  A Babbling Brook in Sweden (via

clam babbling brook

11)  Beautiful Milford Track in New Zealand (via

mountain brook

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