When I first started learning about palm oil, I was pretty shocked to discover just how difficult it can be to spot. You would think that it would be pretty obviously listed as “palm oil” in the ingredients of food and personal care items, but in fact there are dozens of other names that are used for it. For this reason it’s almost impossible to avoid palm oil in our day to day lives – the powers that be making money off of the palm oil industry are very sneaky, and they know just what words to use to pull the wool over your eyes!
Well, the wheels really fell off me, didn’t they. After my last post I intended to share with you all about our move back to George Town but one thing after another kept stopping me, and before I knew it I wasn’t even in Malaysia anymore. Here’s what’s gone down.
Lately a few people have been indicating they’d like to learn a bit more about spiritual topics, and I realised that it’s been a while since I made a post or video in this vein. So before we left our apartment, I made this little video for you about spirit guides – and how it is possible for you to personally get to know yours.
I actually wrote this post out weeks ago, but something stopped me from posting it for quite some time. In fact, you may have been wondering why it’s been a few weeks since my last update; well, there’s a good reason. Since my last post, we moved from Chiang Mai to Penang, Malaysia, and I have to be honest, it’s been somewhat of a bumpy transition.
In this vlog, after over three weeks of being apart while he was back in Australia, Mike and I were finally reunited!
Life as a digital nomad isn’t all roses. Sometimes you come home after an evening out to find your bathroom ceiling leaking, and your building refuses to do anything about it.
So immediately after my previous vlog, I took off looking for a vegan restaurant that Happy Cow claimed was inside the university. Unfortunately I got a wee bit lost along the way.
Instead of buying my food (especially my fruit and veggies!) at the expensive supermarket near my apartment, I really wanted to go to a local market and buy produce that I knew would be cheaper, would come wrapped in less plastic, and would support local businesses. However, the man at my front desk told me it was too far to walk. “Challenge accepted” I said to myself.
I made this video in response to a video a friend made on the concept of suffering. He said very wisely, “They don’t suffer because of what they have done in a past life; they suffer because of what we fail to do now”.
Now, I certainly do believe in past lives and I do believe in karma. But I’ve found that so many people have an incorrect view of what it really is. You may be surprised to learn that suffering is a two-way street. It’s as much about the people around the suffer as it is about the one suffering.