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You can’t hold onto happiness

Watching the sunrise over Bangkok’s city skyline I felt it radiating through my body. That elusive feeling which is so precious – happiness. In spite of the intense traffic which meant I was late for a client meeting, I could feel the warmth rising from the pit of my stomach and spreading across my chest in a golden glow. Things in my life weren’t perfect. There were challenges, but nothing … Continued

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Giving up the struggle

Last year I gave up.  Gave up trying to do it all. I was replying to some friends on a Facebook message.  Both of them hold a special place in my heart.  Neither of them I’d seen for far too long. The guilt cut deep. At the time I barely felt on top of my life.  Emails, texts, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, What’s App, Skype.  It’s exhausting just writing about it, and … Continued

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Are you shrinking or expanding your life?

Recently I was sharing my experiences of living, working and travelling in Asia. Excitedly I spoke about the highs and lows of my two month Winter adventure; cultures witnessed, encounters experienced, and most importantly how both myself and my business had grown in a short time. “Now it’s back to reality” they reflected. I paused for a moment, although I already knew the answer: “No this is my reality” I replied. … Continued

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Finding yourself after a break up

The pain cracked him, I saw the man I loved torn in two as I broke the news. I was leaving. It felt devastating for us both. The inevitable question, “why?” asked with downcast eyes, and a deep knowing that this time there was nothing to fight for. The decision was made. Our relationship was over. It hurts doesn’t it? That painful point when two people who come together in … Continued

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Work less, achieve more: The power of the Tribe

  It was an unusual Monday.   Usually I would simply turn on my laptop and start working from home. On this Monday, for the first time in almost a decade I was walking to ‘work’. My commute was fun; the sun was shining in Bali as I dodged the calls of “taxi?” with big smiles.  Music echoed out of each new cafe or juice bar I passed, the scent … Continued

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From Wonky Wardrobes to Bohemian Birds: The rise of the digital nomad

  Bali with her emerald rice fields, and exotic dragonflies shimmering against blue skies seems the perfect destination for a holiday or spiritual retreat.  So what’s behind the paradigm shift?  Why have so many people chosen to Escape The City and become a digital nomad in Bali? Including me? Last week I arrived in Bali, returning for the first time in three years.  It felt mystical, unknown and I could … Continued

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Start your year with a spiritual power boost (Part 4 of the New Year transition series)

(This is part four of a multipart series one how to consciously transition into the New Year.  Click this link and get on the list to receive the next instalment delivered direct!)  “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. Next year’s words await another voice. To make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot The cycle of life requires death for rebirth.  The conscious completions I wrote about … Continued

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Why you should forget traditional goal setting in 2015 (Part 2 of the New Year transition series)

  (This is part two of a multipart series one how to consciously transition into the New Year.  Click this link and get on the list to receive the next instalment delivered direct!)  Targets, targets, targets… We thrive on them don’t we?   We like to measure our performance at work, outperform our fitness scores and exceed financial goals.  We surround ourselves with targets and do the same at the … Continued

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A year in review

“So how’s your year been?” he asked gently. I sat dumbfounded in my therapist’s chair. Not really knowing how to answer this cunningly simple, yet complex question. The Year of The Horse was certainly fast.  At times when I look back at the year it’s as though it widely cantered past me while I’m still saddling up!  It was a year which brought so much, and yet there were costs … Continued

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