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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...

Who Am I?

The Law of Attraction says that we bring to ourselves people just like us – and in the last few days, I seem to have encountered a number...

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...

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