10 Day Travel Photo Challenge – Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of this 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge! My Dusty Flip-Flops has nominated me for this challenge, thank you my friend! My Dusty Flip-Flops and I have been following each other’s blog adventures here on WordPress since 2017. It’s always nice to reconnect!  The 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge: post one photo for 10 days with no…

Today is my 51st Birthday! Reflections of my First Year in the Second Half of my Life – What a Hell of a Ride!

51 It is just a number. To me, 51 represents the distance in this journey of my life. Reflections Emotions are messy. Regulating them is challenging at best. Sitting with uncomfortable emotions without reaction takes practice. Meditation truly gives inner peace, but Rome wasn’t built in a day and the same applies to my meditation…

Reiki Level 1 – What Does Reiki – The Word – Mean, What Is Reiki & How Does It Work?

What Does The Word Reiki Mean? To start, Reiki, pronounced Rei – “Ray”, Ki – “Kee”, is a generic word in Japan, used to describe any type of healing work based on life force energy. The Japanese kanji, alphabet for Reiki, “Rei” and “Ki” basically means life force energy. However, a deeper interpretation has evolved…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Six Week Vacation Summary

Our six weeks along the southwestern coastline of Kerala was memorable for sure. I thought the best way to summarize our time was to list key words and thoughts: Popeye, Olive, Yoda & Feisty Zena and Nipples Crows Feeding the dogs and crows at the beach Fishermen beach Fishermen Fishing boats Early morning fish markets…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Where We Stayed

I have been thinking a lot about what to say in this blog because there are two sides to each location. The location themselves were nice, interesting.  The people were also nice, friendly. Cleanliness was the issue. When I lived in Qatar and worked at an international school, when someone was traveling to India they…