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”
Travelling the wine regions of the world is about more than just wine. Drinking wine is more than just drinking. It is about the experience. With all of your senses – sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Additionally, when experienced the right way, wine has the power to guide you through the key principles of mindfulness. Continue reading “Winefulness and Travel”
The start of September signals the beginning of Spring here in Australia. Spring is the time when the flowers start to bloom, baby animals and birds are born. A new life cycle begins. The perfect time to stop, reflect and take a moment for your own self care. Continue reading “The 30 day self care challenge”
Who needs therapy when you have travel? Does sitting in front of a counsellor or therapist make you more stressed and anxious? Do you really need therapy for everything? Society tells us that if we have trouble coping with a situation then talking to a professional will help. Okay, in some cases it can make people feel better to unload. But what if you are in the small percentage of people which counselling is not going to assist? Continue reading “Travel as Therapy”
While in Japan I had the opportunity to sleep in a traditional Monastery run by Buddhist monks. Although you sleep on a futon on a tatami mat, it is actually extremely comfortable.
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Is there a right time for you to travel somewhere? Just because all your friends and colleagues have visited the top holiday destinations, does it mean you have to as well? And if you do, will you enjoy it more or less? That is what it is like for me. I have to feel a strong enough pull towards a country before I can fully appreciate all it has to offer. Continue reading “The Right Time to Travel”