1 Year Travelling Latin America: Inspiration From The Road

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Exactly one year ago I arrived in Rio De Janeiro to begin my exploration of the Americas. One year on and I’m still travelling, writing this as I sit sipping my morning coffee from the […]

My Continental Cycle Trip: Making It Happen

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This is a guest post by friend and adventure cyclist Kieron Ramsay. Last year he quit his job and got on a bicycle, setting off on a life-changing journey that would see him camping his way […]

My Continental Cycle Trip: Why I Left Everything Behind For The Open Road

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This is a guest post by adventure cyclist and good friend Kieron Ramsay. Last year he quit his job, got on a bicycle and left the country, setting off on a journey that would see him […]

Fuck Mainstream Culture, Escape The Matrix: Live YOUR Life

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“What? You dont know about [insert x here]?! Have you been living under a rock?” This is a response I’m sure you’re familiar with and has probably at one time or another led to some blushing or […]

Hacking Creativity: Shortcut To A Creative Mental State

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Want to know how to hack creativity and get ‘in the zone’? Enter an optimal state of consciousness where you feel and perform better? Here’s a cheap, simple, and effective hack.

1st Time on LSD: Tripping on Lake Titicaca

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‘How you feeling?’ I called over to Sophie as I lay looking out over the endless blue of sky and sea spread before us. She was standing waist high in the Lake’s ice cold water, also facing out over the waters to the snow capped mountains in the distance. Turning to me with a smile on her face, she paused for a moment to think of her answer before calmly replying ‘comfortable, really comfortable actually’. She was having a wondrous first experience with LSD, and I was having a pretty damn good day too.

Neuroscientist Sam Harris On The Mind-Expanding Power of Psychedelics

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Can psychedelic substances offer a glimpse into another mode of consciousness? In this bigthink video, neuroscientist, ‘spiritual atheist’ and author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, Sam Harris talks of the virtues of psychedelics […]

A Cup Of Tea [A Zen Tale]

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Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served the tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The […]

How Living Abroad Taught Me About The Country I Left

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When I left the UK in 2012 to go and live and work as an expat in Shanghai I obviously expected to learn a bit about China and its culture, but what I didn’t foresee from […]

Bill Murray Talks Deeply On The Power Of Mindfulness

  The other day I stumbled upon this short video which begins with an interviewer saying to Bill Murray: “Tell me what it is that you want that you don’t have.” His answer is surprising and […]