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Too many things

What are the essentials for a successful day? An early start? A hearty lunch? Time spent with a friend? Some work? Physical exertion? Telling someone you love them? Self practice? Watching the sunset? Modern technology and social media in particular has created the illusion that we must be ever doing. Relentless stimulation distracts us towards […]

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Pleasures last no longer than the crashing of a risen wave; the days of youth’s delight are few; love for loved ones also passes; life too lasts for but a moment: thus, knowing that this world entire is worthless, wise folk should devote their minds to doing good to people. – Bhartrihari

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Doorstep adventure

Ten years ago I began a project with my business partner. It was during the heady days of our middle twenties and we felt unstoppable. Then the 2008 recession happened, priorities shifted and the project got shelved. Adventure can be found on your doorstep. The idea was to share the best local travel stories from […]

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A tender-minded radical

I just did an online test to see where my political leanings are at. The results suggest that I’m interested in a cooperative society, compassion for the weak and economic equality. Where are you at?

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Intuition

Intuition starts with a feeling in the stomach. A fluttering sensation that speaks to the truth of the matter. Pay heed to this great gift.

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Optimism as a choice

If your team is up by thirty points at halftime, it’s not optimistic to expect that you’re going to win–it’s a realistic assessment. Optimism is an attitude and a choice. It involves context and focus. We’re not deluding ourselves with the reassurance that everything is going to be okay (because that’s not productive). Instead, we’re […]

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The king is ruined by counsellors bad, an ascetic by his company, a child by being gorged and spoilt, a priest by lack of learning, the family by wicked offspring, character by serving villains, shame and modesty by drink, husbandry by carelessness, affection by living away, friendship by absence of trust, prosperity by policies bad, […]

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Five and a half Hertz

The sound between two gongs resonates at a frequency seldom heard elsewise. Seven hours of continuous aural vibration completely resets the human body. An all night gong bath is a fine way to celebrate the Pisces full moon.

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In times past, we both believed that you were me and I was you; what has happened now, by which I am I and you are you? – Bhartrihari

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Bear energy

For when you’re feeling grounded, strong and ready.