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L E T T E R – The Bigger Questions

Around this time of year, Arran and I start formulating our ideas for the following year. 2018 was massive for us. It’s within moments like this when I am simultaneously […]

L E T T E R – A Commitment To Adventuring

My Dad was a very renowned chef, winning best restaurant in Australia as well as three hats. His brother, my uncle had the same awards, so it was success all […]

W E E K E N D E D I T I O N 21

Photo from our India Retreat in Rishikesh Oh my lord is it excellent to be home! So emotional! So wonderful! So many delicious meals created and eaten in our kitchen. […]

L E T T E R – Everyone Is Creative 

I get upset when I hear people say ‘oh I am not creative’ or exclaim ‘so and so doesn’t have a creative bone in their body!”. Because I truly believe […]

L E T T E R – The Power Of Water

Water, the incredibly dynamic and flexible qualities that can shift it from ice to fluid, to steam. Imagine if we could also be that flexible? Our physical bodies may not […]

L E T T E R – Present Moment Awareness

Have you ever been driving your car and thought to yourself, I can’t remember driving through the last 2 suburbs? Or have you been eating something and reached down for […]

L E T T E R – Recovery Time

I had an experience years and years ago, where I went to see a friend of mine who is a healer, and I had been practising Vedic meditation for a […]

L E T T E R – Impeccable Word

Last year, I repeated something that someone else said, and I knew I shouldn’t have.I immediately corrected myself and ask that person not to repeat it, ashamed, and knowing I […]

The 4% Rule

I have had the pleasure of meeting many talented people in my life, as well as many deeply conscious spiritual people, highly creative individuals and very accomplished people. They all […]

Book Club Launch

As avid readers and meditators here at The Broad Place, we know how transformational both these things are. We call it the 4% Rule. Where we invest 2x 20 minute meditations and […]

The First Time Should Be Enough

Recently I watched Oprah Winfrey being interviewed after her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes. She said, “The greatest lesson I’ve learned throughout my career came from Maya […]

Where Are You Now?

We all seem to know this, that being present reaps the greatest rewards as a human,but very little do we embody and practice it. There’s just so much snatching at […]


Hi everyone, This is Emily, I am a meditation teacher here at The Broad Place. I have been working with Jac and Arran for years now, assisting on Retreats, knowledge courses […]

What Will You Think

There is so much talk of the power of positive thinking, so much science to back it up, yet I feel that most of us skim through really never engaging […]

Selective Feedback

This is such a huge topic that I might visit it a few times more!!To begin with, ensuring we only take feedback from those who count, is imperative to our […]

You The Scriptwriter

I have so many conversations about things falling apart, and yesterday’s letter sparked some of those. I think when we are made redundant in our job, have to close our […]

Beginners Mind

Beginners Mind is a Buddhist and Zen concept of approaching everything as if it’s the first time. What would our days look like without all the beliefs, prejudices and biases? […]

The Connectedness of It All

The other day, I wrote about the concept of letting something go, in order to invite something in. To empty out, in order to experience, or even better, contribute something […]

Time To Trim

So for today’s tools on how to experience a higher grade life, the key thing is to EDIT. When something is too full, it needs to empty out. Now either […]

Are You Brave Enough To Audit

High Grade Living is about living the best life we can, with the tools and knowledge to grant us access to our inner wisdom, so that we are always accessing […]

The Need To Disconnect To Connect

It’s the time of year when I am at my most engaged. We have all our meditation courses before the year wraps, our Byron Bay retreat and I just graduated […]

A Remedy For Shame

When I first started writing these little letters to our students, I felt the deepest shame. Who the hell was I to share thoughts? I was so keen to move […]

The Perfection Of It All

“Thus, this supremely perfect order of the Universe goes on all around us. But the structure is so vast, and our thinking so ego-centered, that we mistake perfect order for […]

A Bumper Issue of Goodness

We have returned from India, the place of chaos and calm, inspired, refreshed and thrilled to be home. I can’t really put into words the joy of seeing a group […]

The Creative Process – Refinement

We have been working for 12 months on designing, refining, polishing, sanding and adding new architecture to The Broad Place. These changes will be unveiled in stages from later this […]

Diwali Evening at The Broad Place

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” Martin Luther King, Jr. Diwali is a special celebration in India, celebrated with light […]

Q. What Will The Future Look Like?

A. The Best Parts Of The Present I read this moving article over the weekend. My little brother is seriously disabled, and I am well aware of the challenges that families raising […]

The Little Moments

Yesterday Jeff arrived from LA, and we had a Group Meditation Meeting and spoke of how nature is at all times trying to give us the fullness of life. And […]

It Might Be Easier…

Marley and I sat in a Parisian cafe this morning. We had orange juice, coffee (well for me), baguettes and croissants with tiny pots of raspberry jam. We sat in […]

Indignation Or Creativity; What Will You Choose?

Oh my have I had my battles with indignation. It’s a tricky emotion. Essentially it’s a response of anger or frustration for a perceived error in/or unfair treatment. It blocks […]

What If You Only Had 2 Hours

I was listening to the Tim Ferriss Podcast as he was listing the ‘Impossible 17 Questions That Changed My Life’ and one in particular struck me ‘if you only had […]