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Falling in Love

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself you have built against it. - Rumi...

Mullets and Mohawks

I write today’s blog post, as I‘m reeling from a bad haircut. Yes, I do realise this is a clearly a very first-world problem – a...

Pumba

Travel to the African savannah and, among the famed lions, elephants and cape buffalo, you will soon encounter the humble warthog. When a...

The Lifeboat

I have talked about not-feeling in this blog before. It’s the perfect way to keeping going, to carry on, when everything is threatening...

Ketchup

By nature, I am an indecisive person. So, for many years, to remedy this, I’d either indirectly get people to make decisions for me (and...

Orgasms & Almonds Croissants

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. - Rumi, 13th century Persian Poet I had initially...

Dog. Stones.

My gardener is now on Whatsapp* and as I messaged him, I happened to see his status: misogynist man. Before I became outraged, I thought...

Ahimsa - Part 3

In the last of an unintentional, three-parter on ahimsa (non-violence), I’d like to start by talking about the inaugural lecture at my...

Ahimsa - Part 2

Ahimsa is an attribute of the brave. Cowardice and ahimsa don't go together any more that water and fire. - Mahatma Gandhi Ahimsa has...

Ahimsa

As I made my way through the world after my divorce, I was promptly informed by some people, that the world was a harsh place and that...

One

It’s 5.30am and I have two of my kids in my bed right now. I hear the rustle of the duvet as they both start to wriggle in preparation...

Equanimity

My life goes up. My life goes down. I’m told that the smart way to handle this is a concept called equanimity. Equanimity is defined as...

Fifty Shades

Grey. A mixture of black and white. Not a colour I like. I like black. I like white. I like the colours separate. I like them at opposite...

Saying Goodbye

The single easiest way to see how you feel about someone: say goodbye. – Phil Knight, Shoe Dog Saying goodbye brings up a lot of...

To Have and to Hold...

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. - Rita Rudner This has...

Follow Your Bliss

There is a restaurant in Nairobi that I love. Every time I walk in, I have an enormous smile on my face. The food is good; the pastries,...

Farewell Whatsapp

About a month ago, I got off Whatsapp. Completely. And though there was a part of me that wasn’t sure how I’d survive without it, I’m now...

Prison Break

I recently returned from what was meant to be eleven days at a Thai monastery. I shaved my head, slept on a concrete slab, fasted for 18...