personal growth

BE A SUPER PERFORMER: Master the art of behavioural change

BE A SUPER PERFORMER: Master the art of behavioural change

“I’m going to work out three to four days a week… I’m going to eat better.. I’m going to lose weight.” Whether...
February 14, 2015 × 0 comments

transformative travel

TIGER’S NEST: Sublimation and the essence of transformative travel

TIGER’S NEST: Sublimation and the essence of transformative travel

I was making my way steadily up the mountain to Bhutan’s most famous site: Tiger’s Nest monastery. The prayer flags thickened...
February 13, 2015 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

THE ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT: A sobering voyage

THE ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT: A sobering voyage

Enlightenment is a tricky word: it means different things to different people. For some, it’s the path that leads to the summit...
February 11, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

EMBRACE SUFFERING: Looking into the story of yourself

EMBRACE SUFFERING: Looking into the story of yourself

Everyone has their own story of themselves. If yours is anything like mine, it’s mildly heroic—in an appropriately humble...
February 9, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY ANDREA VOLKEN: The Traveller’s Handbasket, My Religion, I Am Not a Poet

POEMS BY ANDREA VOLKEN: The Traveller’s Handbasket, My Religion, I Am Not a Poet

The Traveller’s Handbasket With every place that I go, And every place that I have been, I am fated to fall in love. So I take...
February 7, 2015 × 3 comments

participatory culture, slow living

THANKS, THOREAU: For teaching us all about ethical engagement

THANKS, THOREAU: For teaching us all about ethical engagement

If you’ve never read any Thoreau, it’s time to discover him. If you have, it’s time to re-read him and then critically discuss...
February 3, 2015 × 0 comments

contemplations

THE ONE AND THE MANY: Understanding Oneness through astrology

THE ONE AND THE MANY: Understanding Oneness through astrology

Humanity’s Team, The Association for Global New Thought, the Shift Network and various other movements emphasizing human unity are...
February 1, 2015 × 0 comments

performing arts

REDISCOVERING SACRED CREATIVITY: How artists help create a more healthy, inspired and connected world

REDISCOVERING SACRED CREATIVITY: How artists help create a more healthy, inspired and connected world

Bass frequencies from a massive sound system pulse in my body and seem to shake the concrete walls of a cavernous warehouse somewhere...
January 29, 2015 × 0 comments

meditation

WALKING MEDITATION: Walk your way to mindfulness

WALKING MEDITATION: Walk your way to mindfulness

A few months ago, the BBC did a piece on the death of “purposeless walking.” Many famous thinkers were walkers, including...
January 28, 2015 × 0 comments