August 1, 2018

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has revealed its first lineup of authors, artists and activists who will join this year’s five-day program of impassioned discussions, intimate special events, stimulating films and powerful performances from 24–28 October. Early Bird tickets are now on sale until the full program is announced from mid-August. In 2018 UWRF […]

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The Anchovy Lover’s Sauce

Working on my computer in Amed, I looked up to see Mt. Agung shoot out a white plume of steam. Mesmerized, I watched the volcano for the rest of the day. When I needed a break, I went to the kitchen to cook, inspired by the mountain’s energy. I came up with a salad dressing, […]

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Leaders of the Future

In this time of chaos occurring around the world, now more than ever we need leaders who can inspire and move us forward into a whole new paradigm that must include saving our planet. I have just returned from Ecuador where I attended the Andes Summit with 10 Shaman masters. It was humbling and enlightening […]

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Travel Blogs

Many travelers and digital nomads dream of funding their travel by setting up a popular travel blog, or becoming a top travel influencer, widely quoted in the mainstream media, with an Instagram account that receives six-figure visits monthly. The sponsorship deals flow in, making you a digital nomad with a six-figure income, so you can […]

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Balsamic Feta Carrots

Carrots, not my first choice in vegetables, rise to a new level in this recipe. You can buy the balsamic glaze at Dijon, or simply boil 1 cup of balsamic vinegar with a quarter cup of palm sugar and reduce it by half. If pine nuts are difficult to come by, substitute roasted cashews. And […]

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Heart intelligence

In 1991, Andrew J. Armour published a study in Neurocardiology about the powerful connection between the brain and the heart. Armour and his team of scientists found that about 40,000 specialized neurons, or sensory neurites, form a communication network within the heart which allows both to receive, decode and process intuitive information. It appears that […]

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Help my pet is falling over – Vestibular Syndrome explained

The vestibular system controls balance and prevents an animal from falling over. It does this by holding and constantly adjusting the position of the eyes, head and body in relation to gravity. When there is disease affecting this system, though it is seldom life threatening, the symptoms caused can be particularly distressing for a pet […]

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Podcasting 101

Before the 1950s (in the USA), radio was king. Every household that could afford a radio had one and families would gather after dinner to hear serials (the precursors to today’s soap operas), news, comedy, dramas, live orchestral performances and other forms of entertainment that relied solely on listening. After television arrived, radio fell out […]

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Vaccinating Your Pet Annually – Is It Really Necessary?

Bali a high risk location for pets The life expectancy of pets living in Bali is significantly shorter than for pets living in Australia, USA or Europe. Even if we exclude the large population of stray animals and those loosely ‘owned’ by locals, and take as our sample group only those pets with responsible owners, […]

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