To friendship on Sant Joan

Alas, here we are again, passing the celebration of Saint John the Baptist. Here in Barcelona, the Feast of Sant Joan is currently passing through our minds and souls and gifting us once again with a night of fires and friends, the beginning of summer and an opportunity to decide how we want to live….

An interview with a Doula

A few weeks ago, some friends of mine – a couple – gave birth to a baby girl, Tara. Upon visiting the new trio at their home in Barcelona, I noticed how radiant they appeared, so I asked them what happened. I discovered that during this poignant moment of their lives, they’d been blessed by…

Gone in a flash – our skin firming serum

Have you ever reflected on your morning routine? I mean, really watched every step you make, every breath you take and every thought that submerges? I tried it for size this week and found it a fascinating exercise. An eye opener in fact. The way I did it was by consciously watching every detail of…

When money becomes love

I’d like to share a story about a lady I once met. A very fortunate lady in fact. I met her at a supermarket while I was out and about in the city. “Excuse me. Can I ask you a question please? What is sobrasada?” She half quizzed, half smiled. That’s when our dialogue began….

Diet Tea – what it’s about

One morning last week, I woke up, made a coffee and took it to my terrace. As I inhaled its nutty aroma, a bead of sweat fell from my forehead. It was almost summer I noted. The moment alerted me to pack away the coffee beans and open myself up to drinking fresh cups of…

Discover soul gazing for a journey into your soul

This week I had a flashback moment from a small valley I’d visited in the Peruvian Andes a couple of years ago. During that time I spent some months working on the land of a Shaman in exchange for food and accommodation. I remember how I’d trekked a beaten up path to get there, built…

Ego tripping? Some advice from a wise man

This week I thought it interesting to share some thoughts and insights on ego. Now let me not be presumptuous and assume that my ego could be put aside as I ponder and write this post. But let me be humble enough in allowing myself the capacity to stream the insights that pass through my…

Another Sant Jordi, another poem

@->->– Here we are again, another year, another book and another spectacular moment to celebrate Sant Jordi – the day of the lovers – in Barcelona. As it stands, the 23rd April is still the most romantic day of the year, where men and women all over the city exchange books for roses to honour…

Happy Easter

Just as I picked up a book from the bookshelf last week and noted the array of Lili’s on the front cover, it dawned on me that Easter was approaching. I guess I naturally connected the image to that of Jesus Christ. And that too seemingly came from the long withheld view that the Lili…

Touched by the cactus garden

Believe it or not, almost everyone that touched my path in these last few months had something to say about hell. Honestly, it almost felt as though an energetic storm had passed through the earth and swept everyone up inside of it. It’s been having me somewhat concerned about the suffering of our fellow men,…

Come on – join us for a tea

What is it with a cup of tea I ask? Why does it hit my sides, flush out my gunk and raise me back up into the light I ask? This spring I converted myself back to this delightful substance wondering why it feels so good. It left me wondering whether anyone else agreed with…

Following flow with the help of our reaffirming serum

This March, rain or shine, I spent at least one hour per day sitting on my terrace. And each day that I made my entrance, I was greeted by the tiled flower pots, the garden lanterns and flower buds waiting, in tiny ball-shaped sizes, to flower. As the days passed and I found old leaves…