Locked Down in Paradise

May 18th, 2020

It is now 4 months since I arrived in India.  January seems like an age ago and it feels like I have been here forever. My plan had been 3 months here & see what it leads to……hmmmm!  When I arrive...

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March 27th, 2020

India is now in its third day of lockdown and the ashram is mirroring what is going on outside.  While the people in the ashram have been pretty much isolated for a while now the government and health...

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Renunciation and Non-Attachment

March 15th, 2020

This week I had the privilege of watching over 250 sannyasins (renunciates) being formally initiated into bramacharya or sannyasa ashrama – renouncing everything in service of the world and God.  Ther...

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Feeling Contented – Santosha

March 9th, 2020

It’s a few weeks since my last update from the ashram.  I was due to be coming back to Glasgow later this month but this last week I took a decision to extend my stay here.  With so many travelers to ...

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Craving silence, a comfy pillow & contentment

February 15th, 2020

I’ve had to embrace earplugs this week. The constant noise through the night – birds squawking, dogs howling, fishing trawlers, doors banging, the fan whirring. I long for 8 hours of unint...

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Sunrises, sunsets & smiles

February 10th, 2020

Greetings again from India.  Sending warm sunny vibes to wherever you are in the world. Three weeks into ashram life.  I’m really getting into my seva serving chai in a morning.   I also serve filter ...

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Blue Skies & Backwaters

February 2nd, 2020

I’ve been at the ashram for 2 weeks now – I had a few days to acclimatise myself and then I joined in a retreat for a week so it’s only just now that I’m finding the flow.  It’s a lovely place.  The a...

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September 19th, 2019

Three years ago today I handed in my notice at work in order to follow a dream that lit me up.  Giving up a well-paid corporate job to start my own Wellness business as a Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. ...

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5 Steps to Happiness

June 3rd, 2019

The many faces of emotion Emotions – we all experience them. Some people share their emotions, they don’t try to hide them. They make it known exactly how they are feeling. Other people hide their em...

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Spring Detox Part 4 – Body

April 23rd, 2019

This week’s detox focus is what we put on our bodies. The skin is the largest organ of the body.  It is a semi permeable barrier and offers a line of defence against germs and toxins.  It also allows ...

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