As a Newfie who was born and raised in this amazing Province, I knew what this place offered, as noted in the article below I share from Globe and Mail on Newfoundland and Labrador. This is why I was drawn back to this place, as I knew what I would find here.

It is a fantastic place to live mindfully! Living here for the past 3 years has helped me heal from the Trauma.

Living in this place the past few years has opened my mind and my heart to the goodness of humanity and it has helped me greatly to get back to myself and who I am after being Bullied so badly in Ontario. I am so very grateful we made the change!

If I had a choice, I would always choose to live in Newfoundland and Labrador. There’s something magical about this rugged and remote Island, where the untamed beauty of nature takes center stage.

Imagine waking up every morning to breathtaking views, where the air is crisp and fresh, carrying the scent of saltwater and wildflowers.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, time seems to slow down, allowing you to fully appreciate the simple pleasures of life. Take a stroll along the East Coast Trail, a picturesque path that meanders through towering cliffs and ancient forests, offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, hop aboard a boat and explore the iceberg alley, where massive ice formations drift along the coast, creating a surreal spectacle.

The people of this province are warm, hospitable, and full of rich cultural heritage. Experience the lively charm of St. John’s, the capital city, with its brightly coloured row houses and vibrant nightlife. Engage in conversations with friendly locals, who are always eager to share stories, laughter, and a taste of their beloved traditional dishes, such as Jiggs dinner or salt fish and brewis.

Newfoundland and Labrador is not just a place, but a state of mind. Here, you can truly disconnect from the chaos of the modern world and find solace in the raw beauty of nature. It’s a place where time stands still and the worries of everyday life fade away, allowing you to find peace and rejuvenation. So, I would always choose to call Newfoundland and Labrador home, for it nurtures my soul and brings me endless joy.

If happiness was a place, it would be Newfoundland and Labrador!

Amid the stresses and distractions of daily life, a growing number of travellers are looking for a vacation where they can slow down, switch off and be present in the moment. With its friendly people, slower pace of life and awe-inspiring natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is the ultimate destination for mindfulness, meditation and self-care. It’s a place where visitors are invited to breathe deep and rejuvenate as they experience nature at its most spectacular.

Mindfulness has become a buzzword of sorts and along with that comes misconceptions.

“It’s so much more than just ‘paying attention,’” says Lewis. “It’s about curiosity and heartfulness and playfulness. We can change the shape of our brains by how we pay attention to the world around us – we can find joy and connection.”

Dr. Brian Dower, a retired chiropractor and mindfulness teacher and trainer based in Toronto, agrees. “Mindfulness is a sensory event, it’s developing the skills to notice what’s happening, what are your senses telling you – what are you seeing, what are you hearing, what are you thinking.”

Dr. Dower works with corporate clients in Toronto and online, people looking to find a sense of calm and clarity. “I’ve always wanted to bring this to my home province; to get people to come discover Newfoundland and Labrador – which is phenomenal from a nature and culture point of view – to work with them on mindfulness skills they can use on their trip but also bring back to everyday life,” he says.

“How great would it be to bring people to the trails, to the barrens, to the ocean and to yoga classes or dining experiences, and get them to learn and practice being really in the zone?”

“Naturally this is such a mindful place,” she says. “Newfoundland and Labrador, especially the rural areas but even the cities – it invites you in, the land welcomes you. It can be quite potent to be out in that environment.”

Between the salty ocean air, the awe-inspiring coastal vistas, the clusters of salt box buildings and the friendly locals quick with a story and a laugh, it’s a place that speaks to people’s hearts, says Lewis.

“There’s something magical how visitors talk about this place. There’s an indisputable kind of awe, it’s difficult to put into words,” she says.

“And that’s what I mean. [Mindfulness] is not just paying attention. It’s about appreciating the vastness around us, the communities around us. It’s opening your heart.”