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Digital detox

Leaving your phone home for a social event is the new cool. Hipsters everywhere are boycotting their devices in favour of real time interaction. It’s a fad that’s set to rise. We could all benefit from reduced screen time. Small devices permeate many areas of life in increasingly insidious ways. A rebellion seems inevitable. Like […]

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Language of possiblity

When we remove the negative from our speech, things become possible; We open up to the energy giving momentum of the universe. Our lives synchronise with our true purpose. We move with ease and grace.

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Parental plateau

Our folks do the best they can for us. They raise us, support us and teach us well. For much of our early lives, our parents are our go to source of guidance. Over time, that changes. We outgrow parental insight. Our lives expand beyond the realm of their experience. This tipping point presents a […]

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Go with the flow

If you take the free ride you gotta roll with the destination. Passengers don’t choose the route. It’s worth understanding this at the beginning of the journey.

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Age of the storyteller

Technology is taking care of business in the professions. A simple query of a database can yield the answer to many medical, law or accounting questions. It’s a scalable solution that develops as we add case study and knowledge to the system. This advancement renders these once prized careers defunct. In the new economy, creative […]

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Stay loose

Stress, tension and frustration are not natural states. They’re unhappy ways to be. Release the tension. Actively relax your body. Make space for the breath. In all things, stay loose.

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The etiquette of hosting

Finding the right balance between hospitality and hostility is a fine line. Expectations of hosts and guests can be ambiguous and vague. This can lead to misunderstanding, disappointment and frustration. Feeling obligated to cater to needy visitors can be challenging. Observing basic courtesy and awareness of hosts’ needs is an essential life skill for travelling […]

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The subtle art of reverence

As we bow to the other, we respect ourselves. When we gather in community, we acknowledge the ritual of togetherness. By devotion to a higher purpose, we worship the divine. In reverence, we transcend.

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Eat first, think later

It’s the first rule of cycle touring. Pushing a laden bike over distance requires sustained effort. Taking a decision to change direction or to continue is rarely fruitful on an empty stomach. The brain needs many calories of energy to provide optimum solutions to mental and physical challenges. On occasion I’ve made some questionable choices […]

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You’re the juice

Figuring out your thing takes a minute. The time invested in working on yourself is repaid as you start upon the way towards your truth. During the hustle you’ll hear comments about what you’re doing. Act on this feedback. A couple I’m riffing with recently said ‘this is the juice we needed to get started […]