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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...

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...

Ahoy The Digital Detox

Day 1/7 I tell myself this is a good thing. Somewhere, somehow, I’ve become one of those people who check their phone every 12 seconds....

Meringue Overboard

Today, as I disembark the European cruise*, I contemplate the two observations I’ve made over the past week: 1. There are a lot of...

A New World

My grandfather turns 90 on Sunday and, to celebrate, we are on a family cruise in Europe for the week. As our ship pulled out of...

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...

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