Imagine this – you are not afraid of failure, judgement, lack of money, possibility of failure – so many opportunities open up for you, and you can do just whatever it is you have always wanted to do. Continue reading “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
When we open our eyes and stop living on autopilot, we are able to find joy in every little moment in no effort.
What are little bites of joy? The moments when you feel alive the most and when you are grateful and aware of all the joy you can get from it. In every moment, here and now, there is great potential for joy, go for it! Continue reading “Little bites of joy”
What we need and what we do not need on our journeys
Have you ever been on a trip with a huge backpack, and realised that you never used it? Have you ever regretted having to roll a big luggage along the street while looking for your hotel? Good new is that you can set yourself free from heavy luggage with mindfulness and consideration, and I will show you how to do it. Continue reading “Packing hacks”
Every child born in a family living on Inle Lake first learns to walk and then how to ride a boat. Every temple on the lake has it’s own boat parking spots, and every family has a boat. People live on the lake, travel to visit others and to go shopping by boats, fish in the lake and even grow their tomatoes in the middle of the lake water!
Lake Inle is 116 km2 116 and it is the second largest lake in Myanmar. It is in danger because of population increase, tourism and agriculture development. Welcome for a boat trip on the lake! Continue reading “Inle lake boat trip”
One of the greatest traditions of humans is to celebrate birthdays. I am not sure who came up with this and when, but celebrating the day you came into this world is powerful, even if it’s just eating cake and remembering your good deeds.
What about other aspects of life? Is there some celebration lacking? Continue reading “Celebrate life”
My personal chant on honoring myself and allowing, but not avoiding, loving, but not fearing.
I allow myself to feel awkward.
I allow myself to eat meat.
I allow myself to have a white line on my back from suntanning in the swimming suit
and, unless I feel like it, I don’t have to be fit
I allow myself to cancel a meeting,
to start a war, but only inside,
and then cry, cry for days.
I allow myself to sleep in.
I allow myself to scream when I am in pain.
I even allow myself to faint (just to experience something new),
and eat ice cream whenever I feel like it.
I allow myself to be rude,
to change my mood when it feels right,
to wake up anxious, to wake up happy,
to smile at strangers,
to say things people do not approve of.
I allow myself to be naked,
I allow myself to tell you I love you,
to be real, and throw away all the make up.
I allow myself to stand in the balcony and breathe without smoking.
I allow myself to be who I want to be
and, most importantly, to be who I am
I allow myself to sneak in the fridge in the middle of the night
and eat pickled zucchinis.
I can now do everything that feels right.
I do not allow myself to be greedy and needy,
I do not allow myself to be fake
I am here, I am now
I am always, I am never.
And everything that is growth and light and love
I allow myself.
Since a very young age, I have kept journals. I put photos of boys I liked inside and wrote down important events of my middle school life. I even wrote poetry, and I still like some poems from those days. Now, when I am almost 30 years old, I start to truly appreciate journaling and writing and discover all of its benefits. Continue reading “Write to heal”