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Do You Need a Respite?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo by Sabir Abdus-Sabur These days are turbulent for sure. What to do? In his Just One Thing e-note this morning, Psychologist Rick Hanson respo...

Sacred Seclusion

Donna Henes | Posted 09.30.2016 | Women
Donna Henes

This August, I was very lucky to spend two weeks at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. It is a venerable and prestigious retreat facility that sup...

How Self-Compassion Can Help Teens De-stress

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jessica Morey In a 2014 national survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 31 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 said that the...

5 Ways to Create a Budget Friendly DIY Personal Retreat

Mary-Frances Makichen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary-Frances Makichen

Who doesn't occasionally need a break, a time out, or a day to themselves? Our busy lives often leave us feeling frazzled, rundown or overwhelmed. Tak...

A Unique Family Destination in Tuscany

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Audrey van Petegem

Have you ever come back from a family vacation feeling refreshed and rejuvenated? Where your kids had the time of their lives while being immersed in ...

Stressed Out? Helps You Find Peace With a Wellness Retreat

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Mariotti

The sharing economy has many critics but one of the most interesting benefits it provides is the ability to quickly and easily connect with a good or service in a very individual way.

How to Take a Spiritual Retreat: A Practical Step-By-Step Guide

Larissa Marks | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Larissa Marks

Spiritual retreat is time set apart to be in quiet, rest, and solitude with God. For generations, people have gone on spiritual retreats to encounter God and experience spiritual renewal.

Art Is... Everything: Lessons From My First Art Retreat

Scott Stabile | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Scott Stabile

Wild creativity lives within us all. Whether or not we play with it, whether or not we use our creative gifts to make art, only requires choosing to do so.

The Vacation You Haven't Thought To Take, But Truly Need

Courtney Leigh | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Courtney Leigh

We all need time away, if only to appreciate the beauty and splendor of home upon returning. For me, here are the top three long-lasting benefits to attending a retreat.

The First 'Ruist (Confucian) Friends from Afar' Retreat in North America

Bin Song (宋斌) | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Bin Song (宋斌)

The First "Ruist (Confucian) Friends From Afar" Retreat in North America 1-3rd July, 2016. Marsh Chapel, Boston University.  Topic: "The Past,...

8 Mindfulness Tips for Business Decision Makers

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

How great is it when a nice guy or girl finishes first? I was overjoyed to see on my LinkedIn feed that a former colleague, friend, and all-around goo...

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Yoga Right Now

Nadia El Ferdaoussi | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Nadia El Ferdaoussi

While I may have earned myself the nickname 'Rebel Yogi' on a recent yoga sailing trip in Turkey, I suppose it's sounds healthier than just 'rebel', r...

11 Tropical Retreats You'll Want To Escape To

Architectural Digest | Posted 03.18.2016 | Travel
Architectural Digest

By MELISSA MINTON for Architectural Digest. William Waldron 1. Palm trees, sparkling waters, and sandy beaches are just some of the perks of ...

How Mindfulness Can Inform a Life and Death Situation

Erin Sharaf | Posted 03.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Sharaf

And isn't life just like that sometimes? You can strategize and plan your morning down to the minute and then you will suddenly and inexplicably find a giant, gasping, half-dead behemoth at your feet and you will have to decide what to do.

Meditation for Purification, Concentration and Awakening

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Just this moment, being present, a breath into the silence of the heart, life is resonating, connected, and ecstatic in all its diversity. Purification, concentration, and awakening is happening in each of us.

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me as a Teenage Boy

Patrick Cook-Deegan | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Patrick Cook-Deegan

If young men were taught to follow their hearts more, we would live in a very different world. Instead, most young male hearts are wounded and armored. Laying down the armor and opening up the heart is the first step to experiencing the true fullness of a deeply meaningful human life.

The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A Powerful Tool for Developing Mindfulness

Charles Francis | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

If you are truly serious about your spiritual development, and want to begin progressing at a faster pace, I would recommend you go on a mindfulness meditation retreat. I've seen people transformed in just a matter of days at the retreats I have attended. And once you experience the full power of the retreat for yourself, then you too will make it part of your routine.

Feb. 8 Stumbling Through Lent: Dead Stuff, Which I Will Be Too One Day

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.09.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a few days before the beginning of Lent when I spotted the tree, a valley oak standing at the trailhead. I was on retreat at the Bishop's Ranch, a bucolic spot deep in California wine country and I had intended to take a brisk solo hike in the woods. But the old valley oak, its deadness, stopped me in my tracks.

The Power of Digital Detox

Catriona Pollard | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Every year I have a digital free holiday. Let me explain what I mean. A few years ago I turned off my phone and travelled around Myanmar (Burma) for t...

Conservative Republicans Discuss Potential Budget Showdown

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

While House Democrats were busy in Baltimore listening to Vice President Joe Biden, House conservatives were holding their own retreat Thursday, meeti...

Is Non-Action a Business Strategy?

Tova Payne | Posted 01.21.2017 | Business
Tova Payne

Several years ago, after spending months getting the word out for a retreat, I thought to myself "I wonder what will happen if I practice the Taoist a...

How to Move From Surviving to Thriving

Amanda Yuill | Posted 01.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

So what can you do to move up the pyramid and get to a point where you are thriving instead of simply surviving? I've broken it down into five steps:

24 Festivals And Retreats To Revitalize Your Soul In 2016

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion

As the new year stretches out before us, it's the perfect time to start setting intentions. Among them should be a renewed commitment to self-expressi...

This Is for Those Who Love to Travel

Candace Loy | Posted 12.24.2016 | Travel
Candace Loy

It can however still be a lot of fun, if you go in with a smile and wait your turn and choose to enjoy the fun and beauty there is.

The Heart of Meditation: Letting Go, Letting Be, Receiving

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The silence of our heart is the balance to the busy demanding world we live in. This is why so many people are hungry for and enjoying the heart of meditation. The unending presence we find within is very healing for all our limits physically, emotionally, and in the world.