DRESS UP MORE OFTEN!

Carnival here in Canary Islands (San Sebastian De La Gomera), Spain, was SO MUCH FUN! I was a hula girl. We watched the parade around 18:00, had a few beers as the sun went down, and partied all night. The white powder throwing party was…




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

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…




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

“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…




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…




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…




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Expat Life: Viernes Momentos De Magia / Friday Moments of Magic

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…




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…




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…




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Lessons From India: Facing Difficulties

We all 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…




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Lessons From India: Patience

Growing up in a fast-paced environment, I want everything to happen now, or at least, when it’s supposed to. So when the bus is late, plans get changed, the professor doesn’t turn up, lunch is delayed, the wifi isn’t working, it’s too hot, you’re too hungry,…