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22 10, 2019

Sometimes we sink, and sometimes we swim…

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...but the real winning is in having the courage to get wet. Bhagavan Das once told me 'Life is messy, you've got to roll your sleeves up and get into it!" It was all I needed to hear at the time, to dive back in to living. I'd been in Amsterdam for seven years, and

1 04, 2019

Where do we go when we disappear?

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Richard Pilnick Where do we go when we disappear? What risks would you take if you weren’t so attached to your name, face, physicality, reputation? Can you imagine being known simply as an imprint of kindness and goodwill? Three things in my life keep these questions alive on a daily basis. The first, having a

22 11, 2018

Exposure: Authenticity in the Digital Age

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Back in the days when photography development was manual, the exposure process was a mixture of excitement, patience and instinct. Timing was everything, and knowing 'when' meant the reward of imagination becoming reality...it meant discovering depth and line and a spectrum of hues and tones. I know these things not because I ever mastered the

28 08, 2018

Washed up on a river.

During the course of August month took time to recover from spinal surgery, resting near a pond that is connected to a river which opens to the sea. It is a healthy estuary and vibrant ecosystem. The bird life is rich, fish are abundant; insects dominate the space between sea and sky in the form

22 07, 2018

Beyond Greatness

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A memory of my five year old self exists, sitting in my mother’s giant eggshell yellow Pontiac station wagon on the way home one day from kindergarten. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my mother asked. I responded innocently (if not a wee bit precociously), “I want to be Great!” Great,

26 06, 2018

The Knife, Take Two

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It has always fascinated me, the reasons people undergo elective surgery. It is a testament to how much weight we place on our physicality, how misinformed we can be going into surgery, and how desperate some of us are for change. Most often these 'elective' surgeries are about removal: excess skin, bits of bone, fat

31 10, 2016

Learn how to Survive and Thrive

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If you consider yourself a Survivor, you may be feeling an inner strength that is unique. You may have ongoing fear of whatever it is you may have overcome; you may even have stress, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the event which you have 'overcome'. Often times society assumes that to

25 09, 2016

Introducing….the Survivors Club

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It has been three years to the day that I had a liver transplant. This day will forever be imbued with meaning for me, and around this time of year there is always pause for celebration and reflection. The months before the surgery and the years after have shifted the focus of my life and

31 07, 2015

Simple Summer Salsa

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This salsa recipe is one of my favourites, and could not be easier to make with a small food processor. You'll need: -coriander (75g) -tomatoes (1 1/2 - 2 punnets of grape tomatoes or similar)-basalmic vinegar (preferably a basalmic glaze it is sweet. If you use basic basalmic vinegar add 1/2 Tbsp agave nectar or

5 06, 2014

Raw Fairies: The Story behind the Mini B Cleanse

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Read the Raw Fairies full review I've got to be honest. As a general rule, I don't subscribe to detoxes or cleanses, having experimented with many ways of cleansing the body from the inside out, both naturopathic, and prescribed. When I was younger, I enjoyed the challenge, the observation of the mental shifts and changes,