Browsing All posts tagged under »Meditation«

Peace over pressure

March 17, 2014


This past weekend, I spent at KZN’s Buddhist Retreat Centre. A true gem, the BRC sits on a massive country estate, immersed in indigenous bush and forest and overlooking a giant lush green valley that can’t help but take your breath away. A towering Buddha sits quietly within the grounds, a Stupa marks the perfect […]

The magic of meditation

August 13, 2013


This morning I had one of the most magical runs in a while. I left home late, after 8am and the sun was already beating down, so decided to hit the beach where I could catch some wind and tire myself out more quickly on the sand. Bypassing the beach in the end, I opted […]

The present is a gift

June 24, 2013


A point raised during my interview the other night on Dubai Eye’s Eye on Careers was that in today’s fast-paced world, we too often forget to live in the moment. We’re so busy either thinking about the past … past experiences, past events, what we should have said and done … or in the future […]

Heaven in Hatta

May 4, 2013


Like a magpie to shiny objects, in each of us, there exist certain events, experiences and people that we’re magnetically drawn to. For me? Amongst many are weekend escapes, mountain landscapes, yoga and meditation, healthy food and winning wellness, ad fab company and inspiring conversation. Combine them and you have heaven.  Heaven in Hatta to […]

Live, laugh, love

April 19, 2012


I had a beautiful run earlier along the open sands by Jumierah Village. Strangely, the mornings are still cool but there remains a stillness in the air that smells of the onset of rising temperatures. I feel determined to enjoy every last opportunity before the inevitable. I listened to a gorgeous podcast full of wonderful […]

Meditation for virgins

March 28, 2011


I’ve been reading a lot about the importance and power of meditation recently. And following recent lesson-to-learn number one when I turned up at DXB airport two weeks ago only to find I had booked my non-refundable ticket for the month previous and then yesterday, lesson-to-learn number two, when I lost my only car key, […]