When I ask people what their hobbies are, sometimes… they have no answers. “Uhh, sleep, I guess.” But you know that’s not the answer. Deep down, you know. So I ask again: If you had ALL the time and ALL the money in the world, and didn’t have to worry about your job, where would…
Globalization, Research, and Shopping Local
There’s something to be said for cultural adaption. Moving to a foreign country, we miss some creature comforts, like the same brands of food, or even pens! Most things are easy enough to get in this globalized world we live in now, though. Taiwan in particular has a much larger variety of international foods than…
Success is something I never thought I cared for. I didn’t ever feel particularly motivated by money, or to “climb the ladder” or to “join in the rat race.” Perhaps it was growing up on a hippie island, or having 90’s media examples of so-called successful people looking so miserable, or a combination of both….
Do you ever notice something, only when it’s gone? That happened for me, in the presence (or absence, really) of chronic pain.
Gazing into the river of life, what do you see? Rushing waters, or a calm flow? Gaze inwards. Do you see obstacles here, or inner calm? Stop reaching for higher heights. Even the tallest tree will break if it stands alone. Instead, reach inwards. Seek to calm the rapids in your heart, and in turn…
It’s Time for Self-Care
There’s a lot going on in the world right now. A lot. Big things, things that won’t just go away no matter how much we try to just look the other way, bury our heads in the sand, and ignore them. These things will keep on happening, and it’s up to us to step up…
Take a deep breath, and on the exhale, see with your mind’s eye. Let yourself be transported here, as you open your eyes on this little island I call home. No, not tropical. This is an island in the Pacific Northwest, off the coast of Vancouver Island. Tall, ancient Douglas Fir trees tower above you, their boughs creaking softly in the wind.
This Gemini season, I have committed to sharing more of my views and stories. A little something every day. Today’s story comes from my “dark night of the soul,” not that I had heard of such a thing at the time. It’s certainly not something anyone should desire or aspire to, to n my opinion….
Let Your Creativity Shine
How do you let your creativity shine? Do you play with plants in your spare time? Doodle? Cook, or bake? Find time to let yourself shine!
A weekend away. Breathing. Another trip around the sun. Rain. Bamboo. So, so much bamboo. Shelter. Rivers. Waterfalls. A monkey in the morning. Fresh air. Escape. Freedom. So, so much green. Sinking into the forest… And then, Bam. Back to the city. Goodbye clean air. Hello air pollution Light pollution Noise pollution. Grateful for the…