Lying beneath a cherry blossom tree, I remembered that incredible experiences are everywhere

Last night I watched My Octopus Teacher on Netflix, a documentary about a filmmaker who, on the verge of a mental breakdown, gives up work to free dive off the Western Cape of South Africa every day. Wetsuitless, he slips into the cold, turbid waters of the South Atlantic Ocean every day (without exception, whatever…

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Fine, eat animals if you must but don’t support factory farming

Some time at the end of 2018, I ate my last piece of bacon. Never again in my life would a piece of delicious fried flesh pass between my lips…and do I have any regrets? Only that I didn’t do it sooner. Vegetarianism came to me quite late (I was 28 when I finally made…

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5 Tenuous connections between the keto diet and Hawaiian monk seals

The fun thing about having a blog that doesn’t make any money is that you can write about absolutely anything you want, which, as you can probably tell, is what is happening here. Up until about 15 minutes ago, I’d never even heard of the Hawaiian monk seal. This is probably because a) I’m not…

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Today I stared into the eyes of a Blue Morpho butterfly for ages and it was basically a religious experience

Today, while walking barefoot in the surf of a Costa Rican beach in a happy, slightly disconnected daze, I caught a flicker of dazzling blue from the corner of my eye. My first thought was that it was a bit of plastic, because it seemed so unnaturally blue, but upon closer inspection I realised it…

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It’s official: I’m going to Costa Rica to become a yoga teacher

If you’re an average earner who’s ever spent a very large sum of money in one go with a single, terrifyingly easy click of a computer mouse, you might be familiar with the sensation I’m experiencing right now of sort of wanting to be a little bit sick. Quite a large chunk of this Sunday…

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