I have just returned from a ten day trip to the Philippines and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit such a country. My time was split between the island of Bohol and Dumaguete city on Negros Oriental. There are many things I could write about from this amazing trip, especially considering this was my first visit to a non-western developed country, and I am sure all my experiences will filter through into my writing one way or another.  I got to hang out with old friends, meet new friends and go to a wonderful kirtan meditation retreat. But for now I would like to write about my experience in regards to the practise of thankfulness.

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What is Yoga?

The word Yoga means union and specifically refers to the loving union between the individual self and the Supreme Person, God. So, Yoga is a process that helps a person come to a point of experiencing this loving union. The form of physical exercise that so many people take Yoga to be is just one aspect of the Yoga process, and although extremely beneficial is actually entirely optional.

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Moving to Yeppoon

I am at the train station at Beenleigh, about to head into Brisbane city from where I will be catching the train to Rockhampton on route to our new place of residence, Yeppoon. Moving. New place, new house, new friends. Radha had taken an artist in residency position for a local private business where he will be creating their iconic (nor pressure) front signage.

We will be living onsite in a caravan, which I have been informed is bigger than our boat. But it’s not just the size that makes me unsure about caravans. They seem to me a little clunky, unnatural, a limbo between land and sea I guess you could say.

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It has been awhile…

After we finished our sail from Brisbane to the Whitsundays (and back) this blog fell by the wayside as we got back into land life, and although we were still living on our boat we didn’t get out sailing much. It is hard to write a sailing blog when you don’t go out sailing  :(. This year, feeling motivated to start up the blog again, because hey it doesn’t need to be just about sailing, we are going to begin the second chapter to our blog. For logic sake some of the posts that add, which we wrote but never published online, will be back dated so as to fit chronologically.

Wishing you the best for 2108, and hope you visit again soon.

(Oh, and the booking reference in the photo is my trip to Bohol, Philippines!- Pam)


Pam and Radha

IVF Cancelled

My IVF cycle was cancelled on Wednesday afternoon. The specialist called me the following Tuesday for a review (he was away in Sydney). He confirmed that my body had not responded to the drugs and that IVF would not be suitable to try again. The remaining option he suggested was to try with donor eggs, but Radha and I had already decided before this that we didn’t want to go down that route.

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