Four Years

Mexico road trip

I had my last drink of alcohol on the 27th October, 2009. I was miserable, confused and afraid that my life was about to come crashing down around me. Shortly after, it did, and it was the most horrible time of my life to date. Thank God. I’m so grateful for the moment of clarity I got which shone through the fog of guilt, shame and denial. That moment, in my apartment in Perth, alone, sober for three weeks and … Keep reading…

Rickshaw Run Reflections

Sunny desert

I received an email the other day from Kristine, who is one third of Kicking It Sari Style, an all-girl team preparing for the Winter Rickshaw Run India in January 2014. I was excited to hear that the girls had signed up for the crazy 3,000 KM journey across one of the most amazing countries on earth. They have a 15 day Intepid tour of India to give away and are selling tickets for $5 in order to raise the … Keep reading…

A Little Story From the Yoga Room…

ganesha thumb

Toward the end of yoga class this morning, we practiced headstands. It’s been a while since I’ve done one, so my body forgot how to do it. I positioned myself as instructed, feeling the weight of my torso over my forearms which pressed into the mat, cradling the back of my head in my clasped hands. I kicked my legs up, which came about 10cm off the mat before coming down with a thump. I kicked again, and again, and … Keep reading…

What’s YOUR Truth?

blooming flower

I consider myself a late bloomer. I spent the first almost 30 years of my life trying to be someone I thought I should be, desperately clambering for love and security from a place which oscillated between fear and pride (which was really just fear). I kinda feel like the next thirty is going to be dedicated to shedding the ideas I held about myself and the world which led me to my ‘rock bottom’ just under four years ago, … Keep reading…

Helping Jorge: An Update

Sarah Jorge

It’s been just under six weeks since I published this post, along with an appeal for donations to help me help Jorge, a blind diabetic man who I crossed paths with here in Playa del Carmen. Well, if I didn’t already believe in miracles, I certainly do now, because I consider what we achieved to be exactly that. I received donations from people I know, didn’t know, or know but had no idea read my blog. I received $100 from … Keep reading…

A Welcomed Retreat in Akumal

casa del sol

The week before last, my friend Lisa invited us to come and hang out at a huge house on the Yal-ku lagoon in Akumal, about 40 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. She rented the property for an event which was postponed, and decided to open up the place to her friends here in Playa. Uh, yes please! The house was ecclectic, quirky and HUMONGOUS. My favourite thing to say throughout my four night stay was, “It is such a … Keep reading…