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So much has taken place these past 4 months…Now what? I’m packing up to return to Bali to facilitate “Breathe Life Into Your Book” at the lovely Kumara Sakti Resort in Ubud, Bali on October 6-13, 2013. We have just a few spots left, so if you’d like to join us, please email info@oneworldretreats.com ASAP.

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snorkeling at Manta Cove

Breathing Underwater

Darth Vader-like, the manta rays arrived with mouths agape. I floated quietly gazing into their eyes saying silently, “You are such a beautiful creature”. Each one (there must have been 8-10 in all!) would appear, look me in the eye, then swoop away, bank like a plane, and return. Flashes of light sparkled through the water from divers wielding cameras on the ocean floor. I flapped my arms slowly, gracefully, mirroring (thank you NLP training!) their movements, and I did not follow or approach them, but waited for them to come to me, and come they did. Again and again.

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Bangkok – So Bad It’s Good

I love big gnarly shiny Bangkok complete with all its jarring juxtapositions.

I am also in Bangkok for my yearly physical exam at one of the world’s most medically advanced and inexpensive (by US standards) hospitals. Kings and queens and just about everyone else with even a little bit of money or means in Asia come to Bumrungrad for medical care.

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Reporting Live from the Bali Spirit Festival!

Tweet Tri Hita Karana 3 Balinese words that symbolize the heart of the Bali Spirit Festival: Harmony with God, Harmony in Community, Harmony with Nature It’s official. The 2nd annual Bali Spirit Festival is under way! www.balispiritfestival.com A vibrant, uplifting and diverse festival of yoga, dance and music which awakens and nourishes each individual’s potential […]

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Philosophers’ Notes from Bali

The touchstone of my 3 months in Bali has been a discussion group I attend three times a week called Philosophers’ Notes. Brian Johnson from LA has been in Bali for six months writing Cliff Notes-ish summaries on 100 self-development books and in our group we discuss the big ideas he extracts from each one. He records our discussions and puts them on his website. http://philosophersnotes.com/

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A Fully Erect Appendix

We were on the neighbor’s ranch watching the annual gallop of the gauchos towards town when it was decided that I should see a doctor. I’d felt queasy all day, but, when it began to hurt to breathe, I knew that it was more than the bottle of Malbec wine we’d had the night before.

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What Economic Crisis? All the news that’s fit to print today in Bali.

But last night my curiosity got the best of me and I broke my fast to read the local Bali Advertiser. There was no news of the economic meltdown. What is making the headlines in Bali?

So what is making the headlines in Bali?
[caption id="attachment_744" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Balinese traditions still integral to life on the island"]Balinese traditions still integral to life on the island[/caption]

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Escape the World and Find Yourself

the ayurvedic massage not only puts me in a deep state of relaxation, but brings up insights and melts away negativity. I have long dreamed of living in Bali, and now here I am sitting smack dab in the middle of my dream my feet being washed lovingly, my shoulders being massaged looking out at what must be the most beautiful place on the planet. The world is my mirror. What I see, both good and bad, I create. It’s an analogy I’ve heard before. But it is not until this day during this massage at this moment as I sat here looking out at these scalloped mirrored rice paddies that the words take root.

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