My nana passed away recently. Margaret was a McNally from County Cork. Irish is as Irish does. She was a great inspiration to me for many reasons. Primarily, her way of just being. The peace and serenity of a life lived without fuss. Thrifty, resilient and stoic. This poem and short video about the blessings […]
I read a book way back when I was still hustling SaaS tech for a living about the virtue of setting a single objective. The gist of the thing was to make one single task a priority and to give it full attention. This arrowheads the way forward for the rest of the day, making […]
About fifteen years ago, at university, I was introduced to a concept by a maverick lecturer named Les Arthur. It’s a lifestyle choice that resonated with me and I’ve kept a pretty lean stance ever since. The idea was called ‘Buy Nothing Day‘. The organisation that created it, AdBusters, have been banging the anti-capitalist drum […]
Elvis used to operate with a simple mantra. His day to day life was organised around a simple formula. Taking Care of Business means the job gets done.
Maybe we have a plan for where we’re headed in life. Maybe we don’t. Either way, commitments and responsibilities will find their way to our doors. I’m five days out on the daily challenge. It’s not the first time I’ve dropped the ball. I’ve written about the value of staying the distance too. I’ve completed […]
We all have an inner guidance system. It’s our way of navigating the world. This map of the world is handed down to us by our parents, friends and extended family in the shape of beliefs. Sometimes these beliefs are explicit, true and clear. Other times they’re obscure, confused and unhelpful. Discerning the difference takes […]
Last night, I did an amazing CBD breath journey with a group of beautiful souls here in Arambol. I’m still integrating the insights. 11 11 2020 was a portal of truth, trust and transformation. Now is the time to commit to higher standards for our future self.
The last few years I’ve been experimenting with CBD oil. I’m writing this under the influence of a particularly beautiful batch. My friend Sam administered three drops of his current supply and it’s juicy stuff. In my experience there are many ways it can go; full power high, energised with focus, super relaxed and sleepy […]
Unaware of its fierce power, the moth flies into the flame; the fish too, due to ignorance, swallows the baited hook; and yet, knowing very well this net is tangled with distress, we do not give up our cravings – alas, the denseness of delusion! -Bhartrihari
The pursuit of betterment in Great Britain is party of the DNA of culture. The upper class expect standards to be met and maintained at all costs. In matrimonial union the perfect social match preferred to a true romance. A high flying career of status the only permissable occupation. A daughter sorely disappoints her father […]