How life is like a burning incense

Posted by in The Inspirationals

The interview series the INSPIRATIONALS, done in cooperation with Reconnect Coaching, will kick off with a lovely, energetic and amazing Spanish lady Paula. Her attitude and passion towards life most certainly is inspirational, and I’m so happy to share with you her version of living according to one’s passion. How Paula became a traveling soul Paula grew up near Madrid in Spain, where she lived and studied the Science of Sports and Teaching. During her studies she did an exchange program of one year in the southern part of Italy, where she…read more

Who judges the rules of this game?

Posted by in Life, Rules of life, Travel

Some time ago we were wondering when to judge success. Today I’m thinking about judgement itself, and the rules by which we play our game of life. As Arno mentioned in the last post, when we got here to the Philippines, one of the best advises we got from an old-school expat was not to try to enforce our western morals and ethics here, as it would just drive us crazy. I’m slowly starting to understand what that exactly means. We have never lived outside the ‘west’ before. Sure, we have lived in other…read more

The sweet euphoria of nitrogen narcosis

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freedom, Life

The other day I went diving for the first time in a week, after sitting out a pretty rough cold (in the tropics, I know, right??). I wanted to go already the day before, but I didn’t feel 100% yet, so I postponed a day. It was better, but I did notice that even now it still wasn’t completely ok. There was still something in my nose and sinuses. I inhaled a bit of salt water through my nose and cleared it, before putting on the mask and going down,…read more

How we are different

Posted by in Challenge, Change, Freedom, Life

Awhile ago, when it was quiet in the evening and there weren’t so many guests in the resort, I had a very interesting conversation with a few people from our staff. For me it was a great reflection on what I used to have and what I have now. On what kind of society I left and into what kind of society I had arrived. The western society, and especially the Finnish, is a very individualistic society. Everyone basically is “introvert” and busy with their own life, their own career,…read more

When do we judge success?

Posted by in Change, Life, Yoga

Lately I have come across the same topic from many different people. What is considered success, and when can we draw the conclusion that something has been a success (or a failure)? Is there a time-limit to adventures? Many people want to try something crazy and daring, maybe change their lives in some drastic ways, but are hesitating due to a fear of failure. What if we make the leap, try our wings, and then for some reason it does not work? Would we have to come back home, tail between…read more

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