320 4

Open Your Hands and Look


Do you see what I see: white fluff floating off trees like light snow; an army of ants finding their way; blue-green aquamarine ocean approaching and retreating; a toddler losing himself in an ice-cream cone; bronzed tingling flesh stretching and…

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Directions To and In the Garden


If you journey to the top of the hill, you’ll find a curtain of trees. Thick, dark leaves, yards appearing impenetrable. Stop there. Be patient. When the wind sweeps the green aside, you’ll find a gate. Rap on it three times, the…

311 2

Take Time to “Give in to Joy”


“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be…

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From Jamaica to Germany

Germany, Jamaica, Travel, Wellness

Dear Friends, Last week at this time, my mother and I were at Milk River Bath in Clarendon; she was soaking in the mineral baths, which are reputed to be among the most curative, restorative, and mineral rich in the…

369 6

Be Still

India, life, Wellness

I am tribes. I am nations. I am pilgrim. I am pilgrimage. I am destination. I am here. I am England. I am Germany. I am Taiwan. I am Jamaica. I am New Zealand.  I am India. I am Brazil….

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Elevate Your Mood


Do you not know that we are fearfully and marvelously made? That we have been custom-designed to play a unique role in history, that is separate and distinct from anybody else in the world? Nobody else has your fingerprint, nobody else…

330 4

Meditate On A Love Like This


Even after all these years, the Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. Look…— Hafiz Dear Friends, After days of on and off again rain, it seems the sun’s ready…

278 2

108 Steps to Home

Indonesia, Wellness

As we travel on, we are constantly destroying and rebuilding ourselves and who we are.- Paulo Coellho Dear Friends, 1) Yesterday evening, my friend H and I went to Bar Luna on Main Street for an evening of play readings…

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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…