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Stop and Breathe is dedicated to providing you with inspiration, information and tools so you can create a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

What is fulfilling for you may not be the fulfilling for someone else, and that’s natural.  I want to help you create a fulfilling life on your terms, not mine.  So take what you want from this site and leave the rest.

To get you started, I have listed links below to some of the most popular articles and videos at Stop and Breathe.  I’m also including a collection of other resources, absolutely free.  No strings attached.

Before you start viewing the links below, be sure to subscribe for free email updates and follow me on twitter.

Enough chit-chat.  Here’s the goods…

Favorite Articles and Videos

Minimalism & Simplicity:
A Practical Guide To A Minimalist Home
A Practical Guide To A Car-Free (or Car-Lite) Lifestyle
The More Of Minimalism
An Accidental Minimalist 

Meditation & Mindfulness:
How To Meditate: A 10 Step Beginner’s Guide
8 Reasons You Should Meditate
The Power Of Silence
Stop & Breathe

Healthy Living:
The Art Of Mindful Eating
My Simple Six-Step Strategy For Healthy Weight Loss
20 Tips And Tricks To Fast-Track Healthy Weight Loss
Your Most Restful Sleep Ever In Six Simple Steps
10 Home Cooking Strategies To Help Achieve Your Health And Fitness Goals
Strategies To Get Your Exercise Program Back On Track
My Vegan Experiment

How To Be Happy (or Happy People Have Shitty Lives Too)
How To Live In The Moment
How To Live With A Sense Of Wonder

Free Resources

Savoring Life
This 84 page ebook is a collection of the most popular articles that appeared on Stop and Breathe in 2011.  While most of these articles are also included in the “favourite” links above, you may prefer having this collection in one, easy to access location.  Please feel free to share this ebook with others. (click to download)

This incredibly valuable ebook was written by my friend and popular blogger, Leo Babauta.  Focus is about finding the focus you need to create, to work on what’s important, to reflect and to find peace in our current age of distraction.  Leo has generously offered this book to readers at no charge, however a premium version is available at Leo’s blog, Zen Habits.  I highly recommend the premium version which also includes bonus chapters, how to videos, guides and interviews with experts. (click to download)


In addition to the reader favourites and free resources listed above, Stop and Breathe has plenty of other inspirational and informative articles and videos that you should check out in the blog.  And if you’d like to see something that I haven’t covered yet, please let me know.

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