I am a bit overwhelmed with the extent of sanitization I see all around me. Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by buildings and people obsessed with sanitization. Don’t get me wrong – I am not promoting filth. But I see a huge difference between keeping things clean and making them sterile. Clean bodies sustain… Continue reading When did cleanliness stop being good enough for us?
While observing our flock of birds at our farm, I noticed something strange about our male turkey – he was trying hard to intimidate our caretaker’s wife by displaying his big plume of feathers, but when the caretaker approached, he would back off timidly. Hmm..strange. Why would he do that? Then I got thinking about… Continue reading There is something so delightful about male idiocy
Do you know people with whom you associate certain phrases that you often hear them use? I call these their signature phrases. For some people a repeated phrase is simply a passing thing or a habit. I notice this most often in public speakers. From frequent ‘aah, ehhs’ and elongated sounds to words such as… Continue reading What does your signature phrase say about you?
It is a rainy day but at this moment, the sky is a clear blue and the green of the leaves of the papaya tree shine with brightness. She lay by the pool of water, a natural Jacuzzi formed by the uneven rocks surrounding the corner. With one hand she swirls away lazily at the… Continue reading Her mind’s eye
We were in Udaipur during the kid’s Easter school break. Udaipur is the most beautiful city in India that I have seen so far. It is clean, uniformly built in a traditional fashion and this reflects in their architecture, artefacts, clothing and culture of the local people. As is seen in so much of North… Continue reading Udaipur – capitalising on tradition in the face of internationalism
Article also published on elephant journal. Click here to read. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/03/my-8-year-old-is-my-role-model-how-parents-can-learn-from-their-children/ Children are really our role models and not the other way around! I think I have waited to be a parent my whole life and have often found myself, quite unconsciously, over-prepared to be one. I’ve had many big and small ideas about what kind… Continue reading My 8-year old is my role model: How parents can learn from their children
I recently attended a workshop with an attractive title: “Understand your relationship with the energy of money.” I was hoping for some insight into what was blocking me from living in greater abundance than I currently do, or to discover some secret that I wasn’t privy to. Imagine my surprise when, in the very first… Continue reading The surprising connection with money and the relationship with our father