CELEBRATING BROOKS…Ojai, CA

What an AMAZING whirlwind SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE among the VALLEY OF THE MOON (Ojai)! This past weekend, in the wee hours of the NEW MOON, I arrive and step foot back upon the mainland soil to grieve and celebrate one of the most INFLUENTIAL and INSPIRING beings of my lifetime. GRATITUDE and LOVE is what I feel today as I open …

10,000 monks alms ceremony…Chiang Mai, Thailand

We dust off the sleep from our eyes, throw on our warm clothes and step out into the streets of Chiang Mai. The crescent shaped moon is very much alive and bright this early hour, illuminating the contrasting night sky. The time is 5:20 am in the morning. The day is Saturday, December 28th. Tuk tuks, songthaew’s (red trucks with …

A MAGICAL TALE OF OUR WEDDING CEREMONY

Here is a magical tale of how a potent seed planted many moons ago, flourished into a beautiful day filled with love, sacred vows and a spiritual union, ushering two world traveling souls to show up in Thailand for their wedding day. *A friendly tip: You may want to take a moment to brew a tea, or beverage of your …

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is simply, “just one of those places.” Chiang Mai has that certain quality that leaves an everlasting impression on the soul. The city is a popular destination for the 21st century blogger/digital nomad/healer/artist/you name it/ well intentioned wandering soul. It is a hub among hubs. The city naturally ushers in expat communities worldwide to touch and tune in …

My Gratitude To The Hong Dynasty

Dear Hani, Andrew, Aunt Ten and Ms. Hong – AliSun and I are deeply blessed. What began as a hazy sketch of a trip to Asia a year ago crystallizes in a beautiful celebration of family under the starry skies of the Vietnamese coast. The invitation is a delight. Saw your itinerary, writes Hani. Andrew and I are celebrating our …