On Saturday 15th December 2012, I sat alone in my apartment and chanted for the very first time. I had been having great conversations about the practice with a good friend who had started it a couple of months before that, but as a cynical atheist I was more interested in the philosophical debate than […]
A Return From Recess
The other day I was sitting on the beach here on Koh Lanta, my home away from home again this winter, watching this serenely beautiful sunset. I was thinking about someone, a person in my life whom I have come to love beyond measure.
Koh Lanta, My Lanta – Living In Paradise
As my time in Ko Lanta draws to close (for now at least), I realised I’ve been holding back a bit from you guys. I’ve talked a little bit before about how difficult it can be to really open up and put myself out there publicly through a blog. This is a continual work in progress for […]
A Month Of Not-So-Guilty Pleasure
It has officially been one month since I arrived on Ko Lanta. I know, I can’t believe it either! Time really does fly… Apart from finally managing to get my Abu Dhabi trip all written up and posted, it might seem to you that I’ve been sitting back, taking it easy, and not getting much […]
The End of an Era, a New Beginning
This is just a brief post, to mainly say… YAAAAAAAY! After a year of hard work, culminating in the last three months of research, reading, writing and editing, it’s all done! I submitted my final dissertation this week, and so closed this latest chapter of my life. Goodbye student life!
A Catastrophic Course Correction
Yesterday, the beautiful #beinghappiness coach Gail M. Schock posted this advice on her Facebook page: Okay so today people… Take It Easy New Moon, expect lots of travel madness, cancelled meetings, teariness, perhaps even a little distress. This isn’t you, it’s the pull of the water. My suggestion? Laugh a lot. Enjoy a salt […]