A guide to mindfulness – the secret path to happiness.

Whether your goal is to lose weight or quit smoking, becoming more mindful is the first step toward that change. Aside from helping you change your habits, it carries some benefits. Becoming more mindful can help you control your emotions, focus, and be more joyous. Read on to find out how.  What is mindfulness? TheContinue reading “A guide to mindfulness – the secret path to happiness.”

How meditating with a group can deepen your practice

Meditation is the act of focusing on a single thing and simply observing the rest of the world. This activity has many benefits and is a buzzword in many circles. I would even go as far as to say that people now talk about their meditation practice as much as vegans like to point outContinue reading “How meditating with a group can deepen your practice”

How to let go of the past: a lesson from psychedelics

Trying to relive an experience is the quickest road to disappointment; learning to appreciate the moments as they happen is the slow windy path to a happy and fulfilling life. That’s it; the art of letting go is the practice of appreciation.  Practicing appreciation is much easier said than done. Sure, that piece of cakeContinue reading “How to let go of the past: a lesson from psychedelics”

How to meditate: a beginner’s guide

Compared to monks or even long-term meditations, I am still a beginner myself than monks or even long-term meditations. In a sense, a meditator is always a beginner; the goal of meditation is to learn to keep a beginner’s mind.  Think of the Dunning-Kruger effect: When you first start, your confidence skyrockets and before youContinue reading “How to meditate: a beginner’s guide”

What Is Meditation and Why Does it Matter?

 I have previously mentioned meditation as a path to spirituality. Now I want to focus on what meditation is and how it can benefit just about anyone.  The practice of meditation is several thousands of years old, but recently it seems to have gone viral. Everyone I have talked to lately has either developed aContinue reading “What Is Meditation and Why Does it Matter?”

3 paths to spirituality

We all have different ways of getting there and feeling that there is something greater out there. What is it? Where does it come from? How do we get there? I recently joined a book club in Vienna and when we got to discussing the books we enjoyed I mentioned that I had enjoyed learningContinue reading “3 paths to spirituality”