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 This is my winter song to you ⛄️🇦🇹 . . . . . #austria #tyrol #tirol #austriagram #travelgram #winter #cabin #mountains #mountainlife #snow #europe #passionpassport #wanderlust #staycozy #hygge #ingridmichaelson  What would it take for you to sit down, shut off, and stay for awhile? 🧐 Maybe you need is a super cute #totoro in your #latte to hold you in the moment, to partake in #purpusefulpleasure + #joybundling, to simply be - just a girl and her #coffee...  I visited Reissue in #Tokyo #🇯🇵 to get 3D Foam art! You can choose characters to get in 3D, or show them a photo which they will “paint” in 2D. It’ll set ya back about $12 CAD, but money grabs our attention better than most things. When it’s priced, you take it all in. You savour it. You gush about it. You are #mindful and give #gratitude. So, a totoro cappuccino it is... #☕️ . . . . . #latteart #japan #harajuku #passionpassport #wanderlust #discoverjapan #stayawhile #cappuccino #3D #mindfulness #meditation #selfcare #sitdown #payattention #savour #coffeeshop #butfirstcoffee #coffeeart #myneighbourtotoro
 Mmmm missing #Matcha everything in #Japan! #  Emission Free ride in #Tokyo. #SlowTravel means you can pay closer attention to what’s around you.  The faster we go, the less time we have. The faster we go, the more we are expected to accomplish, achieve, and produce.  When we walk, we have time. Time so notice, time to be. When we bike, we have a little less. When we drive, we have even less, when we fly, even less.  Less time = pressure = lack of connection. ✈️ Can you practice slow travel instead of driving a few times this week? #FamilyDay is perfect for an #emissionfree, #mindful walk in #nature! ‍♂️‍♀️✈️
 Grab a soft boiled egg cooked with hot volcanic mineral water! #Nature provides in every way. The volcanic activity in #Japan creates abundant streams of piping hot water that can be used in a variety in ways, instead of having to generate energy from other sources, such as #fossilfuels. This hot water can be used for cooking, bathing /relaxing (onsen), clearing roads of snow/ice, washing things, heating, generating #thermoelectric & #binarypower energy (to create #electricty), as #geothermal #energy (heating home/water), and more! This is a great example of using #renewableenergy that is clean, instead of dirty petroleum based fuels that contribute to #globalwarming and contamination of our #mindbodysouls. 🥚 🇯🇵  . . . . . #sustainabilityiswellness #sustainability #sustainableliving #gogreen #cleanenergy #climatechange #renewables #motherearth #naturelovers #eggs #onsen #hotsprings  ҈ body love ҈ do you treat your body with tender love? when did you last care for it solely for the purpose of connecting with yourself? ҈ set aside space for you and your body - play beautiful music, bathe mindfully, moisturize and massage your skin slowly with patience and reverence. pay attention to the spots you don’t see or touch regularly - elbows, in between toes, belly button. what’s different? what’s the same? what needs more love? ҈ find a sunny or cozy spot with a gentle view and commit time to be - do whatever feels right. meditate, read, drink tea, sing, dance, journal. ҈ give devotion to the beautiful body that carries and protects you each day. a morning love-in isn’t too much to ask, is it? . . . . . #mindfulness #gratitude #selflove #selfcare #selfcaresunday #bodylove #loveyourself #selfloverevolution #rebel #massage #bodyoil #coconutoil #sheabutter #momentofzen #zen #garden #windowview #japan #tokyo #mindbodysoul
 New Moon, who dis?  The new moon is a wonderful + wonderfilled time to Take Space + Take Stock - surrender to the dark night + go inward.  Ground + surround yourself with elements of nature — cleanse yourself + your space and refresh intentions + dreams, projects + goals.  Write It, Speak It, Share It — get it out there with a ritual that connects your mindbodysoul with abundant lunar energy.  Feel your essence bubble up from subconscious to conscious + respect where you are. Give gratitude for your growth; pursue the vision.  . . . . #newmoon #lunar #mooncycle #moonphase #mindbodysoul #goddess #manifest #intention #goals #feminism #selfcare #divinefeminine #moonlight #darkmoon #ritual #vitalbeing  I found a burst of #sakura in #Tokyo — I can now rest easy! # + # + #🇯🇵 = # These sweet little blossoms make my heart sing! . . . . . #japan #natureinthecity #nature #cherryblossom #getoutside #lookup #natgeo #motherearth #pachamama #momentofzen #zengarden #japanesegarden
 𖣥 He that will not reflect is a ruined man - Japanese Proverb 𖣥 Introspection is a key component to satisfaction and happiness in life. Bringing mindful attention to your way of being and connecting to it allows your awareness to grow, your inner compass to point more clearly, your heart to expand and spread love, and for your mindbodysoul to harmonize. 𖣥 Reflection, just like meditation, is a practice - there is no single “right” way to reflect. The importance is finding physical + emotional space that allows you to “see yourself as you believe you are”, to “see yourself as others see you”, and to “see yourself within others, and others within you”. 𖣥 To refine this idea further, it may help to think of this practice as - subconscious conflict resolution - 𖣥 Meditation + Reflection are two sides of the same coin. To meditate is to observe thoughts without judgement, to allow them to rise, and float by. Reflection is to consciously consider our thoughts, choices, behaviours, reactions, patterns, and impact upon ourself and others. 𖣥 Reflection + Meditation grant us the opportunity to change our way of being. Both assist us in shedding our ego and returning to oneness - leading us upon a more joyous life path. 𖣥 Any reflections on this reflection? What do reflection and meditation allow for you? . . . . . #mindfulness #meditation #reflection #introspection #selfcare #mindbodysoul #tokyo #japan #passionpassport #wanderlust #proverb #quoteoftheday #ego #consciousness #consciousliving #consciouscreature #transformation #enlightenment #woke #conflictresolution #bekind #belove #happiness #zen  Are we still on #earth? Volcanic and geothermal activity in #Japan create some unique #nature! Check out this hot spring geyser, spewing sulphuric, crazy hot water, yet surrounded by snow and ice, creating bubbly patterns. The geothermal activity nature provides is also used for many aspects of #japanese living, such as natural, healing baths (#onsen), heating, cooking and more #sustainabilityiswellness ❄️ . . . . #ecohealth #mothernature #natgeo #globalwarming #climatechange #sustainability #ice #hotsprings #geothermal #renewableenergy #cleanenergy #renewables

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