This Day Will Never Come Again

Sand art Puerto Morelos

We were having lunch in Puerto Morelos, a small town between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. It was about our third day back in the Yucatan, and we were filled with excitement about being on the Caribbean coast again.   After spending the morning exploring the beaches south of the town, we went to our favorite seafood restaurant, ‘La Pepita’ and were treated to such a delicious meal accompanied by friendly service that we could barely contain our joy.   … Keep reading…

At home in Playa del Carmen

Quinta margarita rooftop

A couple of months ago, this photo appeared in my Facebook news feed and I felt a pang of homesickness. It was posted on the facebook page of Quinta Margarita, the place we called home for fifteen months of our lives. When we decided to go back to Playa, we did look around for another place to stay in the interest of trying somewhere new. But we couldn’t find anything that lived up to Quinta Margarita and we simply had … Keep reading…

The Road to Queretaro

Queretaro well

Land borders fascinate me. No matter how many I cross, I am always amazed by their peculiarity. I mean, a land mass is divided into ‘ours’ and ‘theirs’ and suddenly an entire way of life comes to a halt at a man-made line. Hard to wrap your head around, really. Especially at 6AM in the morning. Especially after six months in the US where Mexico seemed to be a distant (recurring) dream. These days I make the effort to be … Keep reading…

We’re Going Home

Home

I should be cleaning the house we are looking after right now. I should be packing. We drive to Denver to pick up the owners of the house tomorrow. Thursday, we begin the journey we have been craving for a while; the drive back ‘home’ to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I’ve spent almost seven years living in places other than my home city of Perth, Western Australia. I have certainly missed my friends and family (which is when I usually … Keep reading…

Are you a Healer?

Sarah Journey to Shine

I saw this on Caroline Myss’ Facebook page the other day: I thought, yes, yes I would! And I did! And it worked! It got me thinking about the all the decisions I have made over the last few years, and how at the time I didn’t know it was healing I was seeking, when actually that is EXACTLY what I have received. This literal journey over the least three years has been amazing. The things we have seen, done … Keep reading…

Sacred Objects: A Loverope Giveaway

Loverope-journey

Since shedding all my possessions in search of truth and freedom, I’ve experienced an interesting shift in my relationship to ‘stuff.’ I have, in fact, gathered more possessions since I left for Cambodia three years ago with a 20L backpack. The difference is that these things now serve one of the above purposes, either ‘truth’ or ‘freedom’. We bought a car in Mexico, which easily falls into the ‘freedom’ category and was one of the best decisions we made on … Keep reading…

Broken hearts build bridges

dalai thumb

Most of the time, I avoid broken hearts. Who wants to be in pain? Not me. My survival instincts want me to flee far, far away from it. And often, for my own mental and emotional health, I do. But this week it crept in and I simply could not run fast enough to escape. This week, I allowed my heart to break (again) over a situation occurring in my home country. I allowed my heart to crack open for … Keep reading…

I’m Bali Bound. Join Me!

balimandala buddha

From my first visit to the island of Bali at age twelve, I was hooked. The traffic, the noise, the colour and the culture could not have been more exotic compared to my suburban Australian upbringing. I’ve returned many times since and every time has left me changed in some way. There are certain places in the world which feel like home to me and Bali is one of them. While some parts are overdeveloped and chaotic, there are still … Keep reading…

Why you need to do The Thing you need to do

Start before you're ready

You know The Thing. The Thing you day dream about, fantasize about and secretly wish for. The Thing you are afraid to say out loud. You need to do it. Now listen up: We’re All Scared. We are all afraid of putting ourselves out there, of starting something new, of expressing ourselves truthfully. We are all afraid of judgement and rejection and ridicule. And selfishly, that is why I need you to do The Thing you need to do, like, … Keep reading…