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Mindful Safari – videos, pics and thoughts from our 2016 adventure

We have recently returned from Mindful Safari 2016 – and what a truly amazing time we all had! Where to start with the highlights of our six day retreat?  Arriving at Hoedspruit airport in a De Havilland twin prop aircraft, after a flight over the Drakensberg Mountains, we were soon whisked to nearby Lufafa Ranch and the luxurious accommodation which is for the exclusive use of Mindful Safari guests.


Posted on: Oct 15, 2016

David Michie: My Corgis and Other Animals

As the author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series, and a clear devotee of all things feline, people sometimes assume that I am a dog-hater.


Posted on: Sep 27, 2016

How to handle the shadow side of goals

In my 20s and 30s I was very keen on goals.  ‘If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there,’ was a premise that made perfect sense to me.  I read books and articles on goals.  I faithfully documented and reviewed my goals.  I was aware that goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound).  I was also aware they should be ‘big and hairy’(i.e.


Posted on: Sep 20, 2016

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