Being Generous.

Being Generous.

Pay attention to those little moments in life: the kindness and thoughtfulness of strangers eclipse those moments of hot-headed city folk driving in traffic or walking through streets of dried spit, poop, gum, and other unmentionables. I’m sitting on the train from New York City heading up to Vermont, USA....
Permaculture Design: Looking to the Past, Masterplanning for the Future

Permaculture Design: Looking to the Past, Masterplanning for the Future

As someone who has always felt a deep connection with the natural world, it feels right to harness that interest and launch into something that will allow me to “give back” to the environment and society. When an opportunity arose to do a Permaculture Design Course at the Kulkul Farm...
How to be an Outdoors Girl

How to be an Outdoors Girl

This article is written for you girls out there who love the outdoors but think that they ‘haven’t got the right stuff’ to be considered an ‘Outdoors Girl’. An image Reese Witherspoon in the 2014 film ‘Wild’ comes to mind (not the best example, I know)…yet the ‘outdoors’ is so...
Reconnecting with Soul in Costa Rica

Reconnecting with Soul in Costa Rica

My body clock is currently upside-down…dealing with a 14-hour time difference is a bit more challenging than I assumed…so what better time to resurrect the blog than writing a late night travel/life entry? Compared to many other travel bloggers, (I don’t particularly consider myself one) I have not been to,...
Rebuild Coron Update: An Assessment and What We Did

Rebuild Coron Update: An Assessment and What We Did

Last September 2013, we booked a trip for mid-December to visit Coron, Palawan. We anticipated an adventure-packed trip of wreck-diving, wild-camping, kayaking, eating a lot, and relaxing with friends…little did we know that this trip was going to mean so much more than just a holiday. On 8th November 2013...
Batanes: I Remember

Batanes: I Remember

Batanes. Distant land…distant, but comfortable. Wilderness is far, yet nature is at your doorstep, and the the towns feel like home. I was there back in 2009, a trip my father organised. My senses were so overwhelmed by the sense of place, that it is etched permanently in my mind...
In Solitude, our Souls Speak.

In Solitude, our Souls Speak.

Finding time to be alone whilst traveling revealed a few life-lessons worth remembering...
A 2011 New Year High

A 2011 New Year High

January 2011 – A new year…fresh from the quiet Christmas that I had, spent over a bottle of wine and roast duck with my 78 year old neighbour. We celebrated in great company: a trip of 6 friends up to Snowdonia and a cold-floored, but equally cosy, bunkhouse. So many...
El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey

A winding walkway sleeps Along the tracks of carved stone; Time stops, water flows… In this valley, almost alone. The ridges traced By the sun’s radiant rays The vocal silence Overridden by the singing Of nocturnal creatures awakening. And in this place, It’s easy to forget City life’s residue And...
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Diving into Dreams

Diving into Dreams

(This post has been slightly adapted from the original post in Chasing Contours)

When we are much younger, our true passions are purer, and clearer.… continue reading

Morning Coffee 101

Morning Coffee 101

Contrary to what you might think, this blog post is not really about coffee. It’s about getting over a hurdle we might encounter in everyday life, even when it is as mundane as brewing a morning coffee.… continue reading

On Extending Comfort Zones

On Extending Comfort Zones

I cannot remember exactly when I started consciously testing my own limits, but upon reflection, I believe it was around my late-20s.… continue reading

Thank you for Helping Re-build Coron!

Thank you for Helping Re-build Coron!

Thank you for your donation.

If you would like to keep in touch on how things are going, please visit Rebuild Coron or send me an email via the contact page.continue reading

Rebuilding Coron

Rebuilding Coron

Dear Friends, We are lucky to have what we have. We can often forget that. Watching from afar the effects of Typhoon Haiyan (‘Yolanda’) left in its wake in several communities in the Philippines is heart-wrenching.… continue reading

Gratitude: the secret key to Happy

Gratitude: the secret key to Happy

And no – that wasn’t a grammatical error. To me, the word ‘Happy’ is purer than ‘Happiness’. Happiness can sometimes be this intangible, difficult-to-reach feeling/perception/goal.continue reading