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A Little Altitude

Fight, flight, freeze, fawn - the stress response. It’s our caveman hardwiring to get us out of a tricky situation (namely a lion chasing...

Superheroes and Sacrifices

Sacrifice: to give up what no longer works in order to stay close to what is sacred. - Mark Nepo When I decided to kickstart my...

Falling in Love - Part 3

After the first two parts of this trilogy, I received a lovely email from a water engineer in Nanyuki. He talked about how excited he...

Apples and Oranges

All my life, I thought I was an orange. Today, I found out I was an apple. In the last few years, the hints have been there. Good friends...

Sailing

Today, in the spirit of trying new things for 2021, I hugged a tree. (It was a guava tree.) Reasonably smooth, exactly the right shape...

Hypocrites

The other day, someone called me a hypocrite. It really hurt. I like to think of myself as someone who is honest and authentic, and...

Twenty Years

Imagine you are Aladdin. You rescue the magic lamp and when you finally rub it, the genie that appears isn’t interested in granting you...

Success!

If you let go a little, you’ll find a little peace. If you let go a lot, you’ll find a lot of peace. If you let go absolutely, you find...

Hot Showers

When I go to India for my various yoga-related studies, I usually stay somewhere pretty basic. Given that I’m out all day and all I need...

Despacito*

There is more to life than increasing its speed - Mahatma Gandhi I am someone who likes to do everything quickly. I eat fast, I shop...

Loneliness – Part 2

Yesterday, as I struck the match to light the candle for my morning prayers, I was unusually present - so much so, that I totally...

The Cloak

I have fallen in love – again. This time, it’s with my new yoga practice. I simply love how it grounds and energizes me, gives me clarity...

Assholes

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes....

Bananas

As lockdown eases and the clinic has gotten busier, I’d like to share a few of the statements that I heard this week: “I’m fed up of...

Bubble Baths

I got home today with a splitting headache*. The kids were with their father, so this was the perfect time to take a bath. The problem...

Keynesian Logic

For the last four months, I have been growing my hair. Its natural growth rate is slower than a snail’s (if a snail had hair, obviously),...

Hail to the Mouse!

There’s a popular misconception that the Chinese word for crisis is the same as opportunity. But even if it is not, today I’d like to...

The Golden Nugget

As I have alluded to once before, I am an avid journaller. I find that by regularly recording my stream of thoughts (and boy, there are...

The Genie

Be realistic. Plan for a miracle. - Osho Imagine you could have anything you wanted. Imagine you had a genie. The genie is willing...

Flames

The definition of success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill I like this guy. He seems...