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June 2014

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The Walk to Jembawan, no.3

Indonesia, Wellness

Dear Friends, Most mornings, I wake up early and walk from Bisma Street to Jembawan Street, which takes approximately fifteen minutes. Along the way, there is a rice field, a school, the outdoor market where vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables,…

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Let Go: You Will Start to Feel Free

Indonesia, Wellness

Dear Friends, It’s Sunday morning, the day of rest and rejuvenation for many in the West. The Balinese never seem to rest. On Sunday mornings, they still wake up at six am or before to set up the marketplace; they…

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Transcendent Night, Transcendent Darkness


There was a time when all was night. Darkness reigned. We weren’t afraid of the dark; it was our comfort. Our eyes were open, but we couldn’t see, just smell, hear and touch. You might remember this: the night smelled…

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On Birds: Life in Ubud

Indonesia, Wellness

I came to Ubud for the first time on November 7, 2013 to celebrate my birthday and escape the bustle of Tokyo. At the sight of Indigo Tree, surrounded by rice paddies, boys flying owl kites by the side of…