The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

I have not posted in a while. What I was planning to have complete, is not. I have been working on the pillars of wellness, but in truth, it is a daunting research project. I love the process and it

The Happiness Budget

The Happiness Budget

UN’s Human Development Index creates a yearly World Happiness Report, which outlines a number of factors believed to contribute to wellbeing or happiness. This information is another way to gauge how well a country is doing rather than relying solely

Burning the midnight oil & money does not buy happiness

Burning the midnight oil & money does not buy happiness

The head of a major car company was in the news recently. He sent an email to his staff at 1:20 in the morning urging them to work harder in pursuit of the company’s goals. This message was wrapped in

3 sacred spheres of space and time

3 sacred spheres of space and time

As I settle back into my early morning bus ride, which I had a three-week break from, I am reminded of the different spaces we inhabit on a regular basis. Our work, home and the ‘in between’ space which splits

Vacation is awesome, how to make it last?

Vacation is awesome, how to make it last?

Being on vacation is awesome. There is no other way to describe it. Whether the choice is enjoying nature in the mountains or by the sea, alone or with others, basic or luxury; nothing beats the feeling of getting away

12 months essential reading

12 months essential reading

I’ve never done one of these reading lists before. In fact, I have become kind of lazy with my consumption of novels. My expectations are extremely high in terms of the entertainment value which my selections must live up to.

2018 the year of change

2018 the year of change

My 2017 review, (Giving up almost everything I know for sure, to travel the world), was quite unusual. By December we were well into our travels, experiencing all kinds of interesting and exciting moments from the road. My regular process

Best bits of Christmas

Best bits of Christmas

Some of our best moments and memories!

Questions from the dinner table

Questions from the dinner table

I never liked the question, “what did you learn today?” Something in my teenaged brain ruffled by the conversation starter most adults like to use. This type of query runs along the same line as, “how are you today?” I

Boozy rum confections & Joni Mitchell

Boozy rum confections & Joni Mitchell

Turns out, twenty-two years is enough time to forget a recipe. Although, as I stood in the grocery store calling my younger sister to find out what almond paste was, it occurred to me that I might not have actually