Making inside of yourself a safe place to be

As I embark soon on a new adventure to a new place, one which is very likely to be less comfortable and entertaining from a Western perspective than my previous home base, I feel completely at peace with my decision. Driving around Calgary yesterday morning I imagined chatting with a local teenager about my choice…

Disconnect to Reconnect: about Wifi’s fuzzy reminder

“We invest our time and energy into who and what we value.” Morning meditation and conversations at the Offline House can go real deep, real quick. I’ve been happily resting and rejuvenating my body, soul and mind with surfing, nature, yoga and great books at a concept-Hostel in the south of Portugal called the Offline…

Just let go of the bar – Kite-surfing’s big life lesson

Rule #1 when you’re learning kite surfing: when it gets challenging, too strong or scary, just let go of the bar.  The bar is how you steer and control the kite flying above you, this fabric and lines that captures the incredible power of the wind and propels you forward with it. It takes practice…

Północny wschód na pieszo: Wspinaczka na Fort Capois i szczyt Sarazin

Słuchając historii o Péralte oraz historii walki o Haitańską niepodległość, ruszyliśmy ponownie szlakiem, pozostawiając jego północną górską bazę oraz miejsce jego zgonu. Nasza podróż powrotna przebiegła bez specjalnych atrakcji może poza przystankiem na pyszne pomarańcze otrzymane od pobliskiego rolnika. Świetna i bardzo przydatna przekąska!

The North-East on foot : Hiking Fort Capois & the peak of Sarazin

In the aura of early morning mists. There are plenty of photos available on Flickr ! 1. Fort Capois. 05.12.2014 We leave Sainte-Suzanne at 6:30, pick up our guide and a cup of hot, freshly roasted peanuts that we munch on our way to Fort Capois – the same peak that the legendary Charlemagne Péralte…

4 Reasons Why This Food Lover Enjoys Fasting

It feels fitting that on a failed fast day I should write about the wonders of intermitten fasting. Today I tried, and failed, to adhere to a 1-day fast. Last week, I succeeded. Whatever the outcome, putting an ounce more conscious thought not only into what I eat but when I eat it, has proven…

Recycling Cycling – a letter

Here to tell you about la Recircula – a very special bike cooperative with which I’ve personally been involved in, right here in Barcelona, Spain

5 Life lessons I’ve learned as a bicycle traveller

This is the 3rd article from 3-part series written for Bicycle Touring Pro Find out just how philosophical bicycle travel can be – and the 5 life lessons I took away from my recent trip across Europe. Full article a sneak-peek: “Travel will always be about the journey within – as we pass through different…

Barbara Sher’s “Refuse to choose”, perspective altering book

Are you fascinated by Spanish guitar, Chinese cooking, running a successful language school and sailing to India all at the same time? Or maybe what makes your heart smile are rare bird species, photography, medieval poetry and chimney cleaning? In my case, I find myself simultaneously wanting to study linguistics, start a rooftop greenhouse business,…

Yummy and healthy coffee alternatives you may not have thought of…

Coffee.  It’s a warm, bold, delicious and aromatic beverage.  There is nothing quite like it…and yet…there are many that argue that it isn’t good for you to have on a regular basis.  Large amounts of caffeine, vitamin and mineral depletion and its addictive properties – all reasons to look around at a few other alternatives. …

Reap the benefits of wild edible plants – aka. FREE FOOD!! :)

Just had to repost this link to a Southern Ontario (don’t worry, these plants are readily available in many parts of the world!) guide to edible plants found around spring time. Dandylions, Saint Johns Wort, Black cherries, white cedar…and more! …just read carefully! It would seem that unripe mulberries can be hallucinogenic! … and that’s…