When angels visit you – a true story of how we planned our baby

Soon after we were married in November 2014, my wife Juliana and I decided to have a baby in 2015. We planned to conceive the soul during our visit to Nepal in April, considering that high up in the sacred Himalayas would be a good place to attract a pious soul to her womb. The…

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Why do some vegans hate children?

The title of this blog is somewhat cutting, but I do qualify it by saying “some”. Certainly, not all vegans or partners without human children hate children. But sadly, there are some vegans that do actually hate children. Considering the fundamental reason for being a vegan is to respect all life, I find it incredibly odd…

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Grant writing and Social Entrepreneurship for Non-profit survival – My story

1994 during my travels through the Former Soviet Union When I started my non-profit management career back in 1989 at the New Gokula Farm in the Hunter Valley, NSW, I had absolutely no training or experience when it came to fundraising or public relations. I learned the hard way – trial and error with a…

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2016 is over — Welcome 2017 — the rise of the citizen journalist

2016 has got to go down as one of the craziest years of our times. Instead of regurgitating all that was wrong with 2016, I will highlight just a couple of things and then look at the positives and how this is tied to the numerology of the year. One thing that stood out to…

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Giving praise to others is enriching to your soul

Praise goes a long way. We need to work harder to see the good qualities in others and let them know how much we admire and appreciate them. We’ve become accustomed to finding faults in others, because it takes the focus away from our own faults. This is the same reason why bad news sells.…

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You and I are being manipulated by a biased media

Too many people these days use Facebook’s timeline feed as their primary source of information. Although the idea is convenient it fails dismally on credibility. For one thing, our newsfeed is based on past likes and our faith in our network of friends to share news of value. The problem, however, is that this means…

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I was Hugged by a Saint

I had not seen Radhanath Swami since the time I was living in New York in 2010. He has always been very kind to me and even back then when I was probably at my lowest point in life, he extended his compassionate hand to me. At that time I had decided to deconstuct everything…

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SPIRITUAL EQUALITY IS THE SOLUTION

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Karma is a bull when there is an unfair fight

As a follow-up to my last blog article about fighting, there is one so-called “sport” that stands out amongst all others as the dumbest, most barbaric, ego-centric display of brutality — bullfighting. This cruel spectacle of blood and gore continues to flourish in Spain, Colombia and other countries. It is presented as a contest of conviction…

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How I learned to respect the art of fighting

The legendary Gracie dynasty, master of jiu jitsu I have been a fan of martial arts from the first time I watched a Bruce Lee movie. However, before that, I followed boxing and watched every championship bout broadcasted on television. My father was a fight fan and he always encouraged us to stand our ground…

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