Life is bright in Montana

Lake McDonald

We came to Montana because of Facebook. I put a post on my personal page asking if anyone in the US or Canada required house sitting over the winter and my friend Wendy responded, telling us we could stay in her house in Whitefish for a month before Christmas. She and her husband Bob were planning to return to Playa del Carmen, Mexico (where we met) in mid November and asked if we would like to visit with them for … Keep reading…

Evolving in Recovery

Tommy Rosen book signing

During my stay in San Francisco, I celebrated five years of recovery. To put it plainly, this means I have been completely free from alcohol and drugs for five years. (but not cupcakes) Five years ago, my addictive relationship with alcohol brought me to a place of crisis. Wayne Dyer explains the term ‘crisis’ to be a situation in which a person does not have the resources to cope. I did not have the resources to cope with my situation. … Keep reading…

Unexpectedly Inspired on the Trinity River

Trinity river flipped

“So where are we going Jane?” Tyrhone asks, his finger poised over the touchscreen of the GPS. “Umm… well, I am not completely sure exactly where it is… near the Trinity River somewhere in a tiny town called ‘Big Flat’?” He looks at me with the sort of expression which says that does not help me. We have come to rely heavily on our GPS on this road trip, so much so that we have given her a name. It’s … Keep reading…

Embracing the Wild Woman Within

Sarah Somewhere Wild

It was a gift which arrived at just the right time (as all good ones do). A book; a real-life-made-with-paper-book which carried the weight of the message inside it. It arrived during our stay in San Francisco from a kind, thoughtful friend and I relished the process of unwrapping it, reading the accompanying message, “All intriguing women should read this book,” and palming the pages in anticipation of the adventure ahead. “We are all filled with a longing for the … Keep reading…

Notes from the Big City

Full house house

It’s been a beautiful week in San Francisco. The weather has been perfectly clear, showing off the bright, shiny city. We’ve strolled along the Castro, walked around Land’s End, ogled at the Golden Gate headlands from which the bridge stole it’s name (and quite possibly, it’s glory). Our friend Sam took us on a beautiful day-long hike through Redwood forest in Marin county and Tyrhone took to the skies on his twentieth flight over the stunning beaches of Half Moon … Keep reading…

Finding My Center in Yosemite

Rest stop Yosemite falls trail

After our jaunt with my sister in Vegas which involved eating, shopping, attending an amazing festival, reconnecting with lovely friends and eating some more, we were definitely ready for some time in nature. If this trip through the US has taught me anything it’s that I would rather be in nature than a city any day of the week. While I do enjoy some of the conveniences of city living, I find that a week or so is my limit … Keep reading…

Rise

Rise festival goer

I first came to Vegas in 2004. It was the typical twenty-something trip to Sin City (if your typical twenty-something trip includes dancing on bars and pulling all nighters). I called it a ‘great trip’ because I was so desperately trying to live a particular version of a good time at that point in my life. The truly great things about that trip were that I was with one of my best girlfriends Kelly who I have known since I … Keep reading…

L is for Love

L Hotel Route 66l

We made it to the USA! A South African-born British citizen and an Australian (with no fixed address) driving a Mexican-plated car made it across the border to the land of the free. What felt like a genuine conversation about what we have been up to these last few years may have been just that, or it may have been a well-played immigration interrogation, but either way, they let us in with a few head shakes, a handshake and a … Keep reading…

Finding Presence Amidst the Planning

Palenque Chiapas

Mexico has made it quite difficult for us to leave thus far. We tried to go to central America back in March but Guatemala chewed us up and spat us out (a little older and and wiser, I might add). When we crossed back over the border after an immensely confusing and challenging time with Tyrhone’s paramotor training, I could have kissed the ground. I think I may have, actually. It’s no secret I love this country. We both do. … Keep reading…

Announcing My Bali Meditation and Yoga Retreat!

Buddha Bali retreat

I am very excited to announce my meditation and yoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia, next year. And you’re invited! This retreat combines so many elements which are close to my heart, and will take place at a secluded location which is very special to me. I first attended a retreat at the Bali Mandala resort on the north coast of Bali in 2010, and returned the following year because I loved it so much. Words cannot express how special this … Keep reading…