A year ago on this day, I left DC for Bali with a one-way ticket not knowing at all what was in store for me. It became the trip of a lifetime. I found my soul tribe and I learned the importance of choosing myself above all else. Now, if you recall, at the very… Continue reading Update: Bali to Bollywood, I mean, Hollywood
Without a doubt the last couple months of 2015 did not disappoint. What started off as a typical year turned into one of epic self-transformation for me. Leaving my family, friends, & business behind, moving out of my apartment, and selling my car was only preparation for the ultimate experience of a lifetime. Because in… Continue reading Get Ready for Me, 2016!
This year, I had a very unforgettable Thanksgiving. Since most of us were Americans in the program, we were delighted with a very special Balinese feast prepared by our gracious host, Agung and his wife Agung Rai. As we walked in through the doorway each of us was greeted with a hug from Agung and Mastin and then… Continue reading A Belly Full of Gratitude
One of the unique aspects of attending The Writer’s Mastermind was carefully crafted excursions that went beyond the superficial. As I wrote in a previous blog, our first excursion was an initiation into the sacred water at the Pura Tirta Empul where we set our intentions for the following month. The next excursion we hiked… Continue reading Humble Rice, Anyone?
The island of Bali is predominantly Hindu. Temples abound in every direction and you can see offerings placed on sidewalks, doorways, idols, cars, and even appliances (yes, even the cappuccino machine needs a blessing). This year I was excited to be in Bali for Diwali! Last year, I had my first one in Mumbai which was full of… Continue reading Diwali in Bali
Before I knew it, it was over. I found myself temporarily back in the “real world” at my cousin’s place in Singapore amidst tall buildings, concrete walls, and the din of traffic. At the moment, I am currently back in Indonesia, but I know it will never be the same. The last month with my fellow writers… Continue reading Find Your Tribe, Find Yourself
Upon arriving, Bali invited me into its arms with its warm, glowing sun and the smiles of its people. I found my driver from retreat who took me to to my living quarters at the Yoga Barn in Ubud. I was anxious to reach my destination, meet my fellow writers, and begin writing my script. An… Continue reading One Small Step, One Giant Leap