Could you climb this mountain?

There are still peaks that no human has touched. Are you going to be the one?  “Everything has been done.” It can be tempting to think that the era of great adventure is over. You can’t go anywhere on earth these days where some American backpacker with an Instagram following hasn’t been before you.  And […]

The secret meaning of Alice in Wonderland

There are (at least) three universal lessons in Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland is a thinly-veiled argument for flat-earth theory. Yeah, nah, I don’t really think that. But I found myself in the middle of a dinner party the other night. We started talking about what Alice in Wonderland meant, and I had to […]

A saucy poem for your lover

Hollywood has led us up the path. Try loving your lover like this. Ah Valentines Day. You’re everything I love and hate about human nature. On one hand you are a celebration of love – a recognition that love is the most powerful force in the universe, the most invigorating drive in the human body. […]

If you don’t feel free – Do this!

Not all freedoms are the same. What are you really hungry for? I must have been privy to the dreams and aspirations of tens of thousands of people by now. It’s the first thing we ask when people come to us. “Well… what do you want to do? What do you want to achieve?” And […]

WARNING: Fail this, and everything fails

I was surprised to find this overlap between Zen and the New Age I’ve been thinking a bit lately about that saying “Excellence is an attitude.” It’s not something I’ve fully resonated with before – like it seemed a bit wishy-washy – like it came from that school of new age thinking where all you […]