A true global citizen, Karen has lived and travelled overseas for more than 20 years. Her current journey has led her down the rabbit hole. She's not sure she'll resurface. You can follow her on twitter.com/KRMG and facebook.com/a.roaming.bodyworker
“I could never live here,” I said to my friend who lives in Bangkok. I had just returned to her apartment after being out in the city’s traffic, concrete and high-rises. In town only a few days, the intensity of the large urban landscape was already affecting my psyche. By the end of my six-week stay, however, some of the edge had worn off. What had changed?
With summer's arrival come opportunities for basking poolside in the company of friends. I was doing just that recently when the conversation turned to protecting ourselves from the sun. We relied on our shade umbrella to diffuse the intensity of the UV rays and chose not to use conventional sunscreen. We didn’t want to put ourselves at greater health risk by applying toxic chemicals to our skin.
Follow your bliss, says Joseph Campbell. But what if our bliss has outmaneuvered us and the mundane routines of life have left us feeling less than joyful. How to get our mojo back? Better still, how not to lose it in the first place?
Having just moved house and being in the process of setting up the rooms, this quote by Rumer Godden jumped out at me: “Everyone is a house with four rooms: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”