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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...

Dirty Little Secrets

I have a dirty little secret. It’s so “dirty” that I don’t even want to write about it. Hell, I don’t even want to accept it, and yet, I...

Are you Selfish?

Selfish. It’s such a loaded word. And it’s not one you want to be called. But what I have realised, is that when someone calls you...

Headstands and Humility

“Can I help you with that?” “No! I can do it myself. I don’t need any help!” This is an interaction between myself and my 7 year-old...

Falling in Love - Part 2

What most people don’t know about me is that I like to fall in love. I fall in love easily. It could be a man, a food, a new yoga style,...

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...