Lifestyle Tips

What will you get sweaty and messy for?

by Shiv

September 18, 2017

If you want a different result you have to be prepared to do something different~SCK Are you stuck trying to make change doing the same thing you’ve always done?  Is it time to try something different? The say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different ... View Post...

This past weekend marks 16 years on the other side of the “should” life. Like most of the world, on this day 16 years ago I sat and watched the World Trade Towers tumble.  I was on my friend’s mum’s couch, having been burned out of my very own bed just two days before this ... View Post...

It was Labor Day, 2001.  Feeling restless in my life, I had bolted from my life in the city to Harbin Hot Springs, a clothing optional paradise in the Northern California mountains. Even now, 16 years later, it is hard to put into words the change that happened within me that weekend. Like Pandora,... View Post...

by Shiv

September 4, 2017

There is so much I want to share, and I’ve often thought i don’t have the time, but what I am realizing is that it has nothing to do with time, in the same way losing weight has nothing to do with diet. Yes, it as everything to with time and then again it has nothing to do with it. Just ... View Post...

On making friends with silence…

by Shiv

September 3, 2017

The next N Judah train was 12 minutes away. It was a hot and steamy day in downtown San Francisco, and even at almost 10 pm the air in the BART station was still thick with heat. I plonked myself on one of the round concrete slabs that serve as benches and pulled out my journal. I had just freed up ... View Post...

It was late, and I was alone, when I pulled into Harbin Hot Springs for the first time. It was about a 3 hour drive from San Francisco, a little more with the Labor Day holiday traffic, but I didn’t care. I was free for 3 whole days. I didn’t know how long I was going to stay at Harbin, ... View Post...

There are so many reasons I love Cemaaj.  He knows how much I love to sleep outside and usually I would be the first to set up camp, but I am not my usual self.  Today he took a break from work and set up the tent by the eucalyptus grove overlooking the hills of Bloomfield where the sun rises in ... View Post...

I’m tired tonight and I don’t have it in me to be bright and breezy, or write a long post. To be honest, I have been scratching my head trying to think of something short n sweet to share, and you may have noticed that I don’t really do short. But tonight, I am.  I am showing up, ... View Post...

One thing all challenges seem to have in common is timing, they always come at the most inconvenient (or so it seems) of times. Of course another thing they, challenges that is, have in common, is that on the other side of the challenge, over the crest of the mountain, is a vista with its own ... View Post...

Join me today as I share a quote that reminds me of the beginning of this volume of my life. When I nearly died I realized how truly precious this human life. and the simple things we take for granted, really are. How about you? Is time clicking by as you run around being everything to everyone? ... View Post...