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The Importance of Travelling Alone

Would you go camping on your own for a month? Travelling with a partner or friend can be a great way to deepen a relationship, but there is incredible value in flying solo too…... Read the full article -->
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Dads are pretty special

I found these drawings when my family was cleaning out my dad's office. They're probably from when I was five or six years old. Dads are pretty special people, aren't they?... Read the full article -->
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Life, death and whales

I lost my dad last night. He has battled cancer for three years. We were all in the room when he passed away : his six girls and my mum, plus many of his grandkids too. I can tell you that there was a whole lot of love packed into that little room. It was sad and beautiful all at once.... Read the full article -->
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How a tiny dog helped me overcome a big fear

Who knew an animal the size of a loaf of bread could teach a person to overcome fear? ... Read the full article -->
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Spiders, Farts, Torture, and Enlightenment

What happens when you spend ten days in a silent meditation retreat? This…... Read the full article -->
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One of the most precious places on earth

Discovering one of the most rare and valuable wildernesses an hour south of home…... Read the full article -->
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Spiritual Boot Camp

An intensive Vipassana meditation retreat promises to help you “see things as they really are.” But will it be worth ten days of torture?... Read the full article -->
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Getting out of a pickle

I've spent most of my life working hard towards one goal after another, but then I experienced a major burnout…... Read the full article -->
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Keeping Calm Under the Spotlight

I haven’t updated my blog in a while and I think I owe you an explanation of what is going on right now. I feel really bad complaining about this but, you know, that's what blogs are for, right? A mass dumping of petty complaints onto faceless strangers?... Read the full article -->
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Two Beautiful Stories

I recently put out a call inviting readers to share stories of their own fearful adventures. Now it's time to pick a winner…... Read the full article -->
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