Being a friend to yourself is no mere metaphor or purely sentimental idea. It is the basis of all relationships, because it is a fundamental recognition of soul.

~ Thomas Moore


Love and compassion are most important, most precious, most powerful, and most sacred. Practicing them is useful not only in terms of true religion but also in worldly life for both mental and physical health. They are the basic elements supporting our life and happiness. With practice they become effective and beneficial driving forces for life.

~ H.H. the Dalai Lama

My first time… Scuba Diving!

Back in 2009, I packed my bags and went to Eastern Australia for 6 weeks. The plan was to get my scuba diving certification at the Great Barrier Reef, visit friends I met while traveling who live in Sydney and Melbourne and fill in the blanks on the go.

I was scared and excited – total mixed bag of emotions, I tell ya!

The KINK => I cannot swim, not really. I am scared of water. I can kinda swim the back stroke but if water splashes onto my face (with goggles ON) – I freak! I have drowned in a swimming pool, during adult swimming lessons, where the water was just deep enough that I cannot touch the bottom. So yes, there’s a slight problem. Reason for fear of water: I drowned to death in a past life – this is a recent discovery. Continue reading


Just as the saying goes “Lightning does not strike twice (in the same spot)”
Neither does life lessons.

Be grateful for each and every iteration of a life lesson. There is much to be learned about ourselves.

A Lightning bolt hitting Lake Ontario, Canada

A Lightning bolt hitting Lake Ontario, Canada

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