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Choose your life

November 9, 2019

Sometimes when I write, I imagine the one person in the world who will hate what I’m about to say, then I multiply that into a thousand voices. Then I stop writing and go have a cry. It’s the same with vanlife. Some people get it, others don’t. I realise I’ve given too much energy in the past to justifying myself to people who have no intention of understanding of me. Not any more. Live your life. You don’t need…

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When I stopped hearing advertising and started honouring my body #197

November 4, 2019

Building a daily yoga practice has been a long journey. Some days it’s simply a run and stretches to connect breath to body. My arms aren’t so strong and I need to be able to get my ass up on that surfboard, but both my body and I agree on this so we do the work. Still these days I have no interest in the language of shred, burn or sculpt when opening dialogue with my physical self. I wouldn’t…

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When I stopped hearing advertising and started honouring my self #492

November 2, 2019

I turned 43 this year. I’d read that mid-forties is a difficult time as it’s when the ageing process becomes more noticeable. Ha. Fuck that. This year I’m learning to surf, spent a week living on my own in the van in a forest in Slovenia, and learned to love & trust myself more than I ever have done in the past. Maybe to some these aren’t massive achievements. We’re not the same – all needing different things from life…

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at the boundary of the Self

October 1, 2019

The more I travel and evolve, the more boundaries become apparent. Not just the physical borders traversed, but those that exist in the internal landscape. And a dichotomy arises wherein, as I champion dismantling all physical borders, I am also coming to understand the necessity of having strong personal boundaries. Odd how our species appears to adore things the other way around.  Anyway I cannot get enough of these bright azure European skies that sing of sun-kissed afternoons & swimming…

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on learning and intuition

September 8, 2019

Woke thinking of this poem today so decided to go with it and post. It’s too easy to step away from the path of following intuition; the ego wants to start taking over saying, ‘ok this is a pattern so now you have to post at 6am every day for consistency blah blah blah’ or ‘ok, van photos are what get the most likes here so we’ll stick with that.’ But one of the things I wanted to do with…

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this multifaceted life

August 31, 2019

What if I were to tell you that there’s probably more than these six sides to you? And that each side splits into more pieces. What if our culture only cares about you getting one side right – pick a colour, get it all neatly lined up, only show the world that one aspect of yourself. Specialise until there’s just one flat plane of knowledge stretching out behind you. What if you start to question this? What if you realise…

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asking the right questions of myself

August 22, 2019

The question I’ve been cultivating more these past few years is: why am I doing this? The second part to cultivating a question like this is to be brutally honest when answering – self deceit is a sad state of affairs that serves no one. Q: why have I said yes to this work? A: because it was asked of me. A: because I want to make a difference.A: because I don’t know how to say no.A: because I don’t want to…

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