• Canary Islands
  • Could You Cross the Atlantic Ocean in Just a Rowing Boat?

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    The World’s Toughest Row 2016 Has Begun! Yesterday morning, 12 teams from around the globe set off on The World’s Toughest Row. They will be rowing for almost 3,000 miles without any outside assistance. This mighty challenge starts in the small town of San Sebastian de La Gomera, in the Canary Islands and finishes in […]


  • Thoughts
  • Show Up for Sunrise, ‘Put Yourself in the Way of Beauty’

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    “There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.” – Quote from the movie “Wild” based on the novel “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.   Just last night I was sleepily watching Wild, happily full after my favourite […]


  • Thoughts
  • Where Am I From? I’m From Experience

    Happy Sunday everyone! I’ve been thinking, brainstorming, writing, editing and deleting ALL FREAKIN DAY. I just can’t seem to get my point across clearly, but here’s one last shot. When you introduce yourself, you start with your name right? Your name is the quickest, easiest thing to identify with. If it’s not your name, it’s […]


  • Thoughts
  • Finding the Way

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      Today, after almost 3 months living in La Gomera, I’ve finally installed WIFI! Although I’ve loved the time away from being constantly connected to the world, I’m relieved it’s over. There’s something terribly cozy about sitting on my sofa with a cup of hot tea and Nick Drake streaming and being able to BLOG! […]


  • Ex-pat Life
  • The Move to La Gomera (Canary Islands, Spain)

    So I’ve been living in Spain- or more specifically, La Gomera- for almost TWO months! Not that you’d think it from my lack of updates. La Gomera is a unique, enchanting island nestled among 6 other islands, forming the Canaries. We’re probably closer to Africa than Europe, which adds to the sense of other-worldly and […]


  • Thoughts
  • Autumn Cycles of Beginnings and Ends

    Happy Autumn! For as long as I can remember, Autumn embraces new beginnings. It’s where old chapters fizzle out. Just as in nature, there’s a period of change which leads to growth. School years Autumn brought new teachers, timetables and friends into my life. It’s the end of the English summer, a farewell to trips […]


  • Ex-pat Life
  • Expat Life: Viernes Momentos De Magia / Friday Moments of Magic

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    It’s Friday, just gone 7PM- probably my favourite moment on the island. I’m sitting in a newly discovered cafe (there are so many to choose from!) the beach an arm’s stretch away. Sitting here I face out to sea- beyond the safe, cosy confines of San Sebastian- to the horizon and onwards, worlds away from […]


  • India
  • Lessons From India: It’s All About Perception

    Perception, in my experience, has never, ever resembled truth. How many times have I been angry with my mother or a friend, or even a partner, because of my perception of a certain situation? Too many to count. Because at the time I’m 100% certain I’m right. Based on feelings, which are subjective, right? They […]


  • India
  • Lessons From India: Control and Letting Go

    The other day a fellow student on the course here said I was assertive, I agreed. But later another student said I was a control freak. Shit! I know I like things done a certain way (my way) but I never considered myself a control freak… Yoga and Control Yoga teaches us to have control […]


  • India
  • Lessons From India: Facing Difficulties

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    We allĀ face difficult situations in life- challenging jobs, difficult people, financial hardships, family issues, periods of stress, worry, sickness, etc. From these hard times we become much stronger individuals, and as such difficulty is a necessary requirement for personal growth. Day to day difficulties Here in India we don’t of course face any actual difficulties, […]