Living Mindfully Blog

Mindful living is about much more than the occasional meditation session. It is a lifestyle choice that challenges you to question the decisions you make throughout the day. Achieving peace and harmony takes work, but it is work we at Haiku Designs are passionate about.

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  1. Earth Friendly Changes That Benefit You

    It's true... the planet is getting warmer, and the evidence is stacked against us as the culprits. Thankfully many have stepped up and made drastic changes to their lifestyles opting for a greener existence. Recycling, conserving energy, eating less meat, riding a bike to work... there are many ways for us to reduce our environmental footprint and every little bit helps. Whether you want to go all out with the personal sacrifices or just incorporate more easily digestible changes like reusable shopping bags and carpooling, every green effort is worthy and important. For those of us redecorating or in the middle of a big move, new furniture may be on the horizon, so why not consider taking the opportunity to invest in some high quality, environmentally friendly pieces?

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  2. Meaning of the Enso (our logo)

    At first glance, our logo may seem a tad ordinary, but the Enso is a sacred symbol that represents much more than its literal translation of “circle”. Enso transcends even typical themes of continuity into a metaphoric commentary on the relationship between artist and canvas. It is the emblem of everything and nothing, the eternal and finite. It represents fortitude and grace, ignorance and wisdom. The Enso is harmony, peace, and acceptance: it is absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, everything, and nothing at all.

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  3. Why Choose a Japanese Lifestyle?

    The chaos of our modern, western society, beckons the themes of harmony and peace that are prevalent in the east. Ancient ideals of tranquility and serenity, the ability to live in harmony with our surrounding environment- we naturally crave them, especially after a couple of hours of being stuck in traffic. We at Haiku Designs believe bringing some of those Japanese Zen philosophies into the home can help us create an environment of peace and relaxation: a home full of calming energy to help you recharge your batteries and lead a healthier life. And within our home, the bedroom should be the Mecca of harmony. Tatami Mats allow us to connect with nature in a way no modern sleeping system can. Explore the benefits of Tatami Mats and decide for yourself if they are the answer to your sleeping woes. more...
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