Mindful Art

A trip to the Art Gallery is more than just an experience in viewing fine art and sculpture. It is an activity in the art of mindfulness. As you walk through an art gallery, take your time and allow yourself to connect with it. Let yourself get lost in the different genres until you find a piece that speaks to you. Continue reading “Mindful Art”

Benefits of Meditation in our New World

There’s no question the last few months have been difficult as we adjusted to a new way of living. Social media and news sites were flooded with statistics and numbers of COVID cases. Exposure to such information can be overwhelming which has led to an increase in depression and mental illness. I have done my best to avoid reading the latest speculation and alternative news reports which used to pop up in my social media newsfeed. The one thing that has allowed me to switch off and refocus is dedication to my meditation practice each day. Continue reading “Benefits of Meditation in our New World”

Beginners Guide to Uluru

Central Australia is a popular destination, especially for visitors who flock to take in the magical views of Uluru. The red brown rock, shaped like a jelly mould, has a history dating back more than 60,000 years which can be best appreciated by helicopter or guided walking tour around it. Uluru is home to the Anangu Aboriginal people who are happy to talk to you about this sacred site located on Pitjantjatjara Lands. Continue reading “Beginners Guide to Uluru”

Beginner’s Guide to Alice Springs

A trip to Central Australia is all about culture and outback exploration. Home to the Arrernte Aboriginal people, Alice Springs is a remote outback town located in the Northern Territory and halfway between Darwin in the north and Adelaide (South Australia). It is exactly halfway between the two capital cities, equally 1500 kilometres each way. Best known as the gateway to Australia’s Red Centre, it also played a significant role in our telecommunications history. In 1872, Alice Springs linked the Overland Telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin. The old telegraph station is just one of the historic sites you can visit on your trip to Central Australia. Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Alice Springs”

A Beginners Guide to Kyoto

In Kyoto, it is all about slowing down and relaxing. The former imperial capital of Japan is located on the island of Honshu and home to many Shinto shrines, peaceful gardens and traditional wooden town houses known as machiya.

Amidst the temples and shrines you can explore centuries of history and stories waiting to be discovered. You will then venture through the cobbled streets of Gion and immerse yourself into a world of tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, calligraphy, Japanese puppet shows and, of course, the world famous (and elusive) Geisha. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to Kyoto”