Porters and Guides

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Aligned with Joy

Are you like me, you like to do things on your own terms? Maybe you’re a starseed, never feeling quite at home or comfortable where you are, never quite fitting in. If so you are not alone, but you may need to hear this.

I love hillwalking, I love being out in nature, high up, admiring the view. My happy place was on Tuesdays. Heading out to the hills, all located within a 2 hour drive from my home in Scotland. But if I was honest, I preferred to do them on my own. I held people back, I wanted to enjoy the journey admire the views as they changed, not just race to the top, and then head straight home again.

When I went to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, I learnt 2 big lessons. One was that no matter what you do, altitude sickness can get you, and put…

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Kilimanjaro

At last, almost a year later. MY post on KIlimanjaro

Aligned with Joy

It is appraoching the year annivesary of heading out to Tanzania, and heading out to Kilmanjaro to attempt to get to the Roof of Africa. I use the word attempt, because that is what it was, an attempt, I did not succeed, and so I came home and licked my wounds and tried my best not to think about it. I had an amazing adventure, don’t get me wrong, and it was through no fault of my own that I didn’t get to the top. My body decided to give me the experience of altitude sickness. Nothing I could have done, I don’t think, could have prepared me for it.

I reached the grand height of 4600 metres, somewhere between the height of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. No mean feat, and when I look through my photographs I have great memories, but when I see the pictures of my…

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Ornamental Feng Shui

I loved this post. I love these BAGUA, I have several of them and never knew they had such an evocative name. Thanks Heather for this post.

Harmony In Motion Feng Shui Blog

by Heather I. Melcer.

Feng Shui Cures Bagua MapOrnamental – literally! ‘Tis the season for shopping for Feng Shui cures! It’s December, a festive time of year all over the world. And while all the stores are lined with isles of Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree, if you look closely enough you will instead find a treasure trove of Feng Shui items.

Over the years Christmas decorating has totally changed–it’s modern, it’s elegant, it’s chic. There’s a color palette and theme for every style of décor in this modern day HGTV picture perfect home kind of world we live in. Good-bye are the days of standard uniform colors red and green, or symbols like candy canes, reindeers, Santa and Frosty. Hello to ALL the colors of the rainbow, or wink, wink, the BAGUA! If you take a close look around there are ornaments nowadays in every color, many shapes and symbols of all…

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