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Graffiti Alley might be Toronto's most unexpected tourist attraction

As in most urban cities, graffiti has been a point of contention for all parties involved. Toronto's business owners, artists, and politicians can't …

Streetwear

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

There are some things that money can’t buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims …

Great Depression

I Tried Floating in a Giant Sensory Deprivation Tank, and It Changed My Life

Sensory deprivation tanks look cool, and celebrities like Steph Curry and Joe Rogan swear by flotation therapy. But does it actually work?<p>It’s deathly quiet. All I can hear is the sound of my own breathing. And it’s so dark that I can’t see an inch in front of my face. I’m not sure which way is up …

Meditation

This 5-Day Workplace Meditation Challenge Will Make Everyone in Your Office Happier

Don't believe me? Try it.<p>You don't know yourself.<p>You spend your life pretending to understand yourself, others, and the world. But the truth is that you have no idea--you're just doing what everyone else does: going with the flow instead of engaging in meaningful introspection.<p>You're a sheep …

Meditation

The Ultimate Guide to Free Meditations to Help You Conquer Stress

Put more Namaste in your work day with this collection of free mindfulness resources.<p>Bad days happen to all of us, but nevertheless it can be hard to regain composure when you're in the thick of overwhelm. Your emotions may be running high, preventing you from performing at your best.<p>Stress shuts …

Mindfulness

Take it from me, a Buddhist monk: cleaning is good for you | Shoukei Matsumoto

The routines of sweeping, polishing and tidying have spiritual meaning, and you don’t have to be religious to benefit from them<p>Mental health counsellors often recommend that clients clean their home environments every day. Dirt and squalor can be symptoms of unhappiness or illness. But cleanliness …

Mental Health

A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind review – Buddhist housekeeping

Shoukei Matsumoto’s slim volume offers practical cleaning tips as well as an introduction to Buddhist thinking on relationships and enlightenment<p>‘A monk’s day begins with cleaning,” says Shoukei Matsumoto, a Buddhist monk at the Komyoji Temple in Kamiyacho, Tokyo. “We do it to eliminate the gloom …

Cleaning

Right Speech Reconsidered - The Eightfold Path

The Buddha was unequivocal about the importance of how we employ our human capacity for speech and verbal interaction. Right Speech, also called Wise …

Meditation

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: Inspiring Sayings By India's Iconic Leader And Activist

Monday, Oct. 2, marks the 148th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or "Mahatma" Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement …

Spending 10 days in absolute silence changed the way I think, act, and work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.</i><p>Yes, you read that right. Silent meditation.<p>One might ask: Isn't it obvious that you are almost always …

Practice Walking Meditation

Walking meditation is a wonderful way to transform something that most of us do every day into a deeply healing, nourishing and enjoyable tool for …

Meditation

Practice Standing Meditation

Simple Instructions for a Powerful Qigong Practice<p>Among the thousands of forms of qigong, Inner Alchemy and Taoist meditation, Standing Meditation is …

Meditation