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L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday; How Can I Help?

‘The perfume of sandalwood,Rosebay or jasmineCannot travel against the wind. But the fragrance of virtueTravels even against the wind,As far as the ends of the world. Like garlands woven from a heap […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Change Can Be A Superpower

Over the last few weeks, I have been in the thick of an extraordinary amount of difficult change, not just the normal stuff that Christmas and the year-end usually (and […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Just Being Trees

This quote in full by Ram Dass is, “When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them […]

L E T T E R from Jac – When To Speak

I am someone who could talk under wet cement. We joke that I literally popped out of the womb chatting instantly about my amazing experience in getting here. In essence, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – How To Sail

I come back to the essence of this quote a lot in my life. Questioning, am I truly working with nature or am I fighting it to get to my perceived […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Unchanging Truth

When we meditate, we begin to understand and become aware of the layers of ideas and thoughts we have about ourself that we are wrapped in. As our practice helps to […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Impress Thy Self

When was the last time you set out to impress yourself? I mean as the main event, the sole objective, not as a residual side effect or as the unintended […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Taoist Tuesday

There are so many ways to unpack this. The essence of it is to align with nature. When we align with the natural rhythms of every situation, and the larger […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Taoist Tuesday

Taoism is a beautiful philosophy I have been studying now for decades, and it still eludes me, catches my curiosity and pulls at my heart. The essence of it for […]

L E T T E R – The Two Wings

As an enthusiast (someone with obsessive tendencies coupled with deep excitement), Arran is always nervous when I start getting into something. It’s been a year of my dabbling with tea […]

L E T T E R – Truth Telling

Having a teenage daughter, the essence of telling the truth is really up in our grill at the moment. And I am reminded by her all the time about the […]