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Month: January 2016

Thai Paradise

Thai Paradise

I spent the first few days of the silent meditation retreat stressing about my travel plans. Where to go next, transport, that impulse flight I bought from Phucket to Osaka. Whenever the thoughts crept into my mind, I quickly slammed the door, telling myself I would deal with it at the end of the retreat, that there was no use wasting time thinking about it because I could resolve nothing in my current situation. Then, on one of the middle…

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Should I stay or should I go

Should I stay or should I go

Today I was hit with a wall of withdrawal. Actually, I would call it more of a full blown assault. This morning I went to the natural food store and on my way out, in the back of the shopping plaza, I spotted a sign that said, “Petit Bakery Café.” My heart was lifted and my eyes lit up like a child on Christmas. I asked myself,  “Could it be? A French bakery walking distance from my house?” I immediately…

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New Year, New Start

New Year, New Start

Happy New Year, everyone! I’d like to thank everyone who has stuck by my blog this year, especially towards the end when my posts all but disappeared. After nearly a year and a half away, I am finally (or perhaps unfortunately) at home in Florida (for the time being, at least). I didn’t expect my return to been as hard as it has been. If it weren’t for my wonderful extended family, I think I would have fallen into a…

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