In my previous article, I talked about creating boundaries so that I can have freedom. A noble, yet challenging aspiration since it relies on one’s own discipline and will. It’s only when I watched this 10-minute Ted talk last week that I had an ah-ha moment, because I realised I was missing a key ingredient:… Continue reading Can breaking unhealthy tech habits be this simple?
“You’re so pretty”, Sally had said. I can recall the day like it was yesterday. It was our very first day of moving into the university’s halls of residence. We were both 17. And it was a warm summer’s afternoon in February 1992. This was the first time I ever met Sally. And that was the… Continue reading (Am I) ugly or pretty?
You have a lot to give yourself and to the world. Be kind and be patient – with yourself and others. It's okay if you do not know your purpose. There's more to life than 'werk' and money. Although you do need those things to a degree in the conventional world, there are other ways to… Continue reading A note to self
Yesterday I was deep in conversation with a friend. Let’s call him Art. For the past 10 years, Art had lived and worked overseas, where he had created a name for himself and his indie performances. But a few months ago, he moved back to Australia to help his ailing dad. Art is in his… Continue reading The importance of noting your little successes
What were my goals at the beginning of 2017? To be honest, I can’t recall, as I don’t believe I formally set any. I mostly went with the flow, and felt like I floated all year and didn’t really achieve much. Upon reflection, however, I found that this wasn’t true. I had subconsciously focused on… Continue reading 2017: my year in review
On Sunday, 5 November 2017, my husband ran the New York City marathon and I decided to tag along – not on the marathon, but to the City. The last (and first time) I was in Manhattan was in July 2004, at the age of 30. Between visits, much has changed. Mostly because my perspective… Continue reading Me and the city – then and now
This is a photo of me at Bisti beach, on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra. What is it saying to you? That I’m happy? That I’m having the time of my life, frolicking in the turquoise-blue waters of the Aegean Sea? That I can afford an extravagant holiday on the other side of the… Continue reading A picture paints a thousand words…that you cannot see
I first encountered the Persian love cake an Ayurveda and mindfulness retreat last year. In case you are wondering why I was eating cake at a retreat, all six tastes – sweet, salty, bitter, astringent, sour and pungent – are considered equally important in Ayurveda. So, the sweet stuff is allowed, unlike, say, at a detox… Continue reading Persian love cake
In Melbourne, eating out is a no-brainer. Here, food is not just for sustaining your energy or feeding your hunger. No. It’s a place where food is Art. Fashion, even. (Just ask the hipsters – they wear the café scene.) And when you can get delicious diversity at a reasonable price, with food better than… Continue reading Eating out – the (lack of) joy