Healthy Children Equals Happy Children

Happiness, they say, is a state of mind. But the mind of a child is like a clean slate, and they are open to experiences. Healthy children equals happy children when they are free to do as they please, within limits. They become even happier when their needs are met....
Advances in Security Technology

Advances in Security Technology

There have been some incredible advances in security technology over the last couple of decades. The digital revolution has seen encryption come to the fore and bricks and mortar security replaced by a universe of binary codes and their ilk. The simple act of locking...
An Unfortunate Accident on Safari in Dubai

An Unfortunate Accident on Safari in Dubai

The quiet dunes are filled with the toughest of creatures that can survive the hot tempered weather and dry climate. It was conditions for the tough. People had asked me why I had chosen to go to the desert, I suppose it relaxed me somehow.  I guess you could say I...
Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Japanese women used to blacken their teeth and shave off their eye brows post marriage, prior to the mid nineteenth century. Ohagaru was practiced up until the Meiji era. It is interesting to view this custom through the lens of our current 21C obsession with very...
Healing Modalities in Asia

Healing Modalities in Asia

It could be justifiably argued that healing originated in the orient. There are so many healing modalities that had their beginnings in Asia. When I think of things like Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Reiki, Ayurveda, Thai Foot Massage and...