Mental Health Is Gut Health

The human gut is lined with over a 100 million nerve cells. 80% of the  information exchanged with the brain starts in the gut.  The main highway for this communication is the Vagus Nerve, referred to as the Yoga Nerve. It has long been known by aware Yoga teachers that many of their students get … Continue reading Mental Health Is Gut Health

Poor Kavanaugh, He Was Bullied to Do It

If the #MeToo movement changed the world in any way it was that it created listeners. It was finally time to listen. The abused who finally spoke up may have told someone previously, or tried to, but probably hadn't gotten enough support to make a difference, or change anything. Out of 700 rapes one year … Continue reading Poor Kavanaugh, He Was Bullied to Do It

Heal the Macho

I am trying to understand our belief system that keeps us identifying with predators, and for example calls one of the most violent animals known “the King of the Savannah.” Is that really a viable role model today? Why not call lions the "Brutal Killers of the Savannah", when the first thing Alfa males do … Continue reading Heal the Macho

A Culture of Predators

In my first of a series of 3 blogs - I explored the fact that we eat animals even if it’s immensely clear scientifically that it’s killing us and nature, leaving the Earth to a destiny of a dusty over-heated desert, a scenario well depicted in the movie Interstellar. Thankfully few doubt our human contribution … Continue reading A Culture of Predators

Animal Sourced Food is Toxic for Humans

Picture a chicken walking around gracefully with its grand feathers beaming, or a fish swirling in the sparkling water, or a cow looking at you with it’s big eyes. Now, if I tell you to kill it and rip it open with your teeth, would you want to do that, could you? Probably not as … Continue reading Animal Sourced Food is Toxic for Humans

Seek quality not quantity

Being healthy is about quality as opposed to quantity. Quantity is unhealthy, quality is healthy. Now that sounds really weird coming from us living outdoors, eating rice and beans, sleeping in tents and riding scooters. There is nothing expensive with that lifestyle. That's the whole point. Quality has nothing to do with money or brand. … Continue reading Seek quality not quantity

Merry Huggings 💚 from Thailand

Why not take the opportunity to see beyond the presents and the indulging food, and hug your loved ones over the holidays. Physical affection is healthy, really healthy, but only if you like those who touch you. When I learnt this I stopped telling my small kids to hug someone they didn’t know, or didn’t … Continue reading Merry Huggings 💚 from Thailand