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Live and direct

The 365 challenge that I’m invested in this year has a few unexpected quirks. Typically, the writing process allows for correction, revision and amendment. A first reading may reveal errors or area for improvement. Just like if you were practicing a new song. Each new iteration improves the previous attempt. A creative safety net. Daily […]

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Magic Mapusa

Today, I’ve enjoyed a very full day out. Rich in experience and diversity. As the rains approach I’ve felt the call to embrace every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve been to Mapusa to organise a few practicalities for monsoon; ziplock bags and silica gel; replaced a pair of favourite sandals. The afternoon has […]

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Seeking clarity through chaos

There is a theory that says clarity can be found through chaos. The teaching goes that the confusion that comes in the chaotic phase must be dispelled and through that process we reach a new clarity. It’s an idea that can apply to creativity and entrepreneurialism as much as to relationships. I’ve had an interesting […]

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Everything in moderation

Yesterday I celebrated completing a major milestone for my other writing project. I got drunk and excitable. I have a habit of overenthusiasm for alcohol. It’s a bit of an Achilles heel. Up until about year ago I’d followed a semi strict abstinence which lasted two years. I’ve made a couple of concessions for friends […]

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The practice of discipline

Meditation is often called a practice. A work in progress that is never truly complete. It’s a tool in the cultivation of a mindful life. Discipline is an art of living technique. The commitment to do a thing consistently is, in and of itself, an act of meditation. Repetition is a key facet of success […]

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Museum of Youth Culture

I’m a live music fan. I’ve attended many festivals over years. Getting lost in a field has been a rite of passage for me and my mates. Like a vision quest for the jilted generation. Rave culture and later dance music centred around Ibiza and the UK club scene have been the places where men […]

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Heavy lifting

The dynamic in a relationship shifts continually. I’m currently experiencing resistance and frustration in my romantic partnership. The lockdown has landed many couples in an otherwise healthy relationship in a deeper place of energetic ballet. So far this last couple weeks I’ve alternated between mellow highs and irritating lows. I’m sitting here today writing this […]

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Staying up late on a Saturday night

Saturday night is quiz night. Since lockdown began a group of friends in the UK have organised a bi-weekly Zoom quiz. It’s a chance to connect in these strange physically distanced times. For me here in India it’s a fantastic way to keep in touch and to hear about how the guys are doing, what’s […]

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How MDMA is being used to treat PTSD

The War on Drugs has been a long running US led policy initiative designed to protect the interests of Big Pharma. Four decades since launch and the project has yet to make good on claims to improve social order and improve public health. One unforeseen consequence of this failing policy has been that research into […]

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21 Days of Abundance

I recently started Deepak Chopra’s 21 Days of Abundance meditation. I’m a few days in now and I’m finding many benefits to the practice. I’m still figuring out how to report the process; my initial thought is to expand this post each day as the insights appear. Let’s see. There’s a couple of observations I’d […]