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You should be amazed. Here’s why.

You should be amazed. Here’s why.

Last week I was sitting in a coffee shop in Vientiane, Laos. I was having a western moment. It’s one of those really nice coffee shops that feels like you’ve teleported back home – I could be anywhere in the world. A foreign family walked in. The guy looked dishevelled and irritated. The woman look exhausted carrying their… Continue Reading

Feeling stuck or lost? Read this.

Feeling stuck or lost? Read this.

Something truly weird happened to me the other day. Inspiration struck randomly. These words blasted into my head. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, translated through you into action. Stay open!”  I had no idea what this was from. As one of the only pedestrians in Vientiane, I looked around. Motorcycles, exhaust fumes, tuk-tuks, a guy dangling… Continue Reading