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”
As the doors close on many countries around the world, travellers are forced to make choices on whether to proceed with their travel plans or not. It is not necessarily about the fear of getting sick, most travellers are considering the impacts on their loved ones upon their return. Loved ones who may not have good immune systems or are chronically ill. Continue reading “To Travel or Not To Travel”
A Mykonos sunset is a must see event. It is what I call the greatest show on earth. I have never witnessed a more perfect sunset than that of when I visit the Greek Islands. More specifically, Little Venice on the island of Mykonos.
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It’s no surprise that going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve can be expensive. Clothes, food, event tickets, alcoholic beverages and of course the champagne for toasting at midnight. But a night out on the town is achievable. Even on a budget. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve on a shoestring”
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”
What is home? It is where you feel the most connected with. It need not be the place where you were born. Home is where you feel the greatest spiritual connection. It is the place where you are the most happy and free. While my physical home may be in Adelaide, the more I travelled the more I have come to realise that home is not a place but it is a feeling. Continue reading “Home is Not a Place But a Feeling”
This month’s photo highlights that the world can be the most peaceful place on Earth. This photo was taken a few years ago at the west rim of the Grand Canyon. It is called Eagle Rock because it really does look like an eagle. This beautiful rock formation is literally metres from the then new sky-walk observation deck. To enjoy an air of peace and calmness arrive early before the hordes of tourists. Sit on one of the nearby rocks and just chill. The only sound that you will hear is the occasional bird. You may even spot an eagle circling high above and marvel at how graceful they are.
It is the end of another year. One that has been eventful for all the wrong reasons on a global scale. As the world events continue to escalate year after year, Christmas becomes a time for reflection and prayer. No matter the culture or how the holidays are celebrated, all many people want is peace and happiness. Continue reading “My Grown Up Christmas List”
A visit to Sydney is not complete without a stop at the aquarium. From fish to sharks, it is a celebration of the gorgeous sea life that live beneath the ocean. Continue reading “Beauty & Grace”
Most tourists will visit New York during summer when the weather is warm, but there is just as much to experience in the Big Apple during the winter months. Just bring a thick coat and scarf. Continue reading “Winter in New York”