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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

869d36ca297931af6cda57ea9474dc7f     Do you have a favorite tranquil image? Share it with us! To learn more about the benefits of QRay on your well-being, click here.

10 Inspiring Quotes to Uplift You


  1. “I am not what I have done, I am what I have overcome.”


  1. “It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”


  1. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”



  1. “Expect nothing and appreciate everything.”


  1. Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly.” 65841d7ee520295544f9138b00818599
  1. “Life is like a cup of tea… it’s all about how you make it…”


  1. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”


  1. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”


  1. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein


10.  “Run free and fearless into the future.”


 Do you have any other favorite quotes that inspire you? Share them with us on Facebook!

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

5 Secrets for a Happy Winter

happy winter couple


  1. Stay Active! In the winter it can be difficult to find the energy to keep up with your fitness routine. To combat this, buddy up and find a friend who’s willing to tag along and motivate you. Winterize your workout routine and buy some winter workout clothes to help you muster up that extra motivation!
  1. Keep Social It can be awfully tempting to hide away and hibernate in the winter months, but it’s important to stay social! Socializing can be a powerful way to boost your mood and keep morale up during the winter months. Call up a buddy or two and hibernate together with some Christmas movies and hot cocoa, or engage in a winter activity like ice-skating!
  1. Eat Healthy During the winter months it’s natural to want to eat warm, heavy foods that fill us up. Fatty and sugary comfort foods can mess with your blood sugar levels and actually leave you crankier than before you indulged! Instead, indulge in foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains, veggies and protein!
  1. Light it up! The National Institute of Mental Health found that exposure to bright light in the early morning can be a powerful and effective treatment for seasonal depression. So as soon as you wake up, throw open your curtains and turn on all the lights in your bedroom! Additionally, scented candles or a fireplace also act as a calming, soothing feature in the evenings.
  1. Supplement The lack of sunlight among other things in the winter can leave a nutritional gap. It’s important to stock up on the appropriate vitamins before the winter months hit in order to stay as happy and healthy as possible. Vitamin D, fish oils, Vitamin B12 and a good multi-vitamin are all great ways to supplement your winter nutrition!

Do you have a special way that you keep positive and healthy during the winter months? We’d love to hear! Share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter page!

The 10 Most Peaceful Beaches from Around the World

Now that summer is over and the weather is starting to cool down, you’re probably dreaming of a beautiful beach paradise somewhere far away. All over the world, there are scenic beaches just waiting for you to escape to! We’ve collected some of the most peaceful photographs of our favorite beaches to help you find some relaxation in your daily life. Gain some inner peace as you look at these photos and meditate on the quieter moments in your life. Maybe you’ll even find the perfect spot for your next vacation!


Peaceful Beach
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Coron, Palawan, Philippines.


Peaceful Beach
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Sango Bay, Durness, Scotland.


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La Jolla Shores, San Diego, California.


Beautiful Mexican Beach
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Baja California, Mexico.


Beautiful Australian Beach
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Brighton Beach, Adelaide, Australia.


New York Beach
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Ditch Plains, Montauk, New York.


Beautiful Barbados Beach
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Palm and Rocks, Barbados.


Greece Beach
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Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkada Island, Greece.


Oregon Beach
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Cannon Beach, Oregon.


Barbados Beach
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The Crane, Barbados.

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The 22 Best TED Talks to Inspire Fitness, Health and Happiness

We all need a little inspiration every now and then. Watching a TED talk is a great (and free!) way to learn from the life lessons of a wide range of experts. Thankfully, Greatist has already curated 22 of the best talks in the fields of fitness, health and happiness! Enjoy!

Best TED Talks for Fitness, Health and Happiness Inspiration

Do you have a favourite TED Talk? Share your thoughts with us below!