• Family,  Mindfulness,  Reflection

    Minimising background noise and distraction

    Tara Brach often talks about the commentary in our minds that is a constant presence as we go about our daily lives…8 days into the 3310 challenge this commentary has moved from background noise to overwhelming white noise.  I am a mum, wife, friend, daughter, professional and a “lady start up” who also happens to be packing up a house and planning a one year trip with our family of 5.  I feel the constant urge to be “productive” and often in doing so this urge equals moving away from the present moment. This constant pull to be researching, googling, messaging, calling, checking up, selling … it is exhausting and…

  • Logistics,  Mindfulness,  Sri Lanka

    Why Sri Lanka? In summing up…it’s the vibe

    As news of our plan to travel out of Australia with our young family spreads from family to friends and acquaintances, one of the questions most commonly asked is “How did you choose Sri Lanka?” “Because we love it” I lamely reply. The truth is, up until writing this down, I have not had the time to articulate the exact reasons why we chose Sri Lanka other than it feels right for us as the place to start our adventure as a family of 5. In summing up…it’s the vibe, and…no that’s it…it’s the vibe. I rest my case. (Dennis Denuto, The Castle) Our first experience in Sri Lanka was…