It’s been proven that the benefits of gratitude can be life altering in many ways but the fact is, we are not hard-wired to be grateful. And like any skill worth having, gratitude requires practice. […]
What is gratitude? To be thankful or grateful for the benefits received from a benefactor. An affirmation of goodness. Example: Expressing appreciation toward one’s parents through positive words or actions is a display of gratitude […]
Jehanne Fima is a dancer, dance facilitator and yoga instructor from France. She visited us from February 03 – 05 to offer dance and movement workshops: Contact Dance, Dance Improvisation, Dance Mandala and Innerflow (a […]
Can you feel it? The rhythm of the music as it moves you! Recently we had a fantastic weekend dance retreat here at New Life. The facilitators, Niraj and Katy were incredible and their passion […]
I have been at New Life for almost six months now and the end of my stay comes closer and closer. What I can already say, is that it has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life! The lessons I learned here are too numerous to write down in a single blog post, but I wanted to give it a try with the 13 that are most valuable to me.
I have always been an independent person. When I’ve had bad times and needed support to move forward, friends and family would comment, “You are brave, you’ll be fine.” It was as if my inherent strength had become a double edged sword, I felt a bit invisible. The truth was, I did not know how to ask for help nor accept it if it was given.
Dave Smith, a Buddhist meditation teacher and addiction treatment specialist, held a 7 day silent Retreat at New Life. We spoke with a few of the 32 participants before they entered the retreat and caught up with them afterwards to see the changes the experience had brought them.