20-02-2018 Monotony

I want to preface this post with a reality check: We live in the rainforest, in Ecuador, near an Indigenous Community, at a research station, on a river bank, in wooden huts, without a car, without a boat (more importantly), with just each other, in the jungle. Like if you saw our location on a … Continue reading 20-02-2018 Monotony

20-01-2018 Nice to be back, Quito

I have arrived in Ecuador safe and sound, sorry to say bye to England but excited to settle back into my Ecuadorian life! Goodbyes were quite hard this time, and it was tougher than usual to tear myself away from my family and friends, but the further from home I travelled, the more I started … Continue reading 20-01-2018 Nice to be back, Quito

12-01-2018 NLP and a personal journey

It's a Friday afternoon, 6pm, pitch black outside, and I'm cosying up on my sofa with a couple of candles lit and gentle music in the background. I'm feeling quite sorry for myself today because a light cold that started just before New Years has recently turned into a horrible cough after a couple of … Continue reading 12-01-2018 NLP and a personal journey

09-01-2018 Dear diary introductions

So, I'm excited to announce that I'm going to start a 'Dear Diary' section in my blog. This will be for much more personal posts, and subject matter will be fairly general; just about me and my life and what I'm going through at any one time. I'm not going to publicize them as much … Continue reading 09-01-2018 Dear diary introductions

A letter to a loved one

Firstly, may I just say, I love you very much, That love will never falter, a time-enduring touch Of hearts entwined together, forever it will last. Nothing could ever change that; future, present or past.   I’m sorry you’re unhappy, it breaks my fragile heart To see you in your misery, to see you fall … Continue reading A letter to a loved one

Writers Block

I’m a writer, I’m a poet, It’s a gift, they say, I know it! Helps me fine tune all the voices All the questions all the choices Running through my busy brain: Sorting crazy from the sane. Helping me to find a way When I’ve had a rubbish day.   But today the words won’t … Continue reading Writers Block

How to survive in the Jungle

First of all, I hope that none of you reading this are intending on actually using this blog post as a guide to the jungle. I am not professing to have succeeded at life here, nor am I suggesting I have any great wisdom on the matter. This is more a collection of observations and … Continue reading How to survive in the Jungle

Why We’re Here – The Research

For those of you who have got the impression that so far my time in Ecuador has mostly been exploring, lying in a hammock and swimming, you're wrong. Well, half wrong. Okay, just a little bit wrong, we have been doing a lot of that. But there's a much more serious side to our life … Continue reading Why We’re Here – The Research

This is your brain on Parasites – Kathleen McAuliffe

A very interesting read, Kathleen sheds light on a new perspective with which to view the world around us. This book explores the fascinating scientific research around Parasitology and introduces the idea that parasites may be the secret puppeteers of behaviour that we didn't know existed. THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON PARASITES appeals to all … Continue reading This is your brain on Parasites – Kathleen McAuliffe

Rainforest frustrations and jungle revelations

So it turns out that the rain forest is actually a fairly harsh environment to live in. Who would have thought? Gone are our misguided delusions of tanning in the sun, swimming laps across the river, being fluent in Spanish within the month and keeping up our physical fitness. These activities have been replaced with … Continue reading Rainforest frustrations and jungle revelations

ChiroEurope 2017

ChiroEurope is a conference that occurs twice a year, spring and autumn, inclusively catering for Chiro’s, Chiropractic assistants, students, friends and family and anyone who’s interested in Chiropractic care. The long weekend consists of a series of speakers who aim to challenge, support, inspire, share their miracles, give advice and ultimately bring out the best … Continue reading ChiroEurope 2017

How to kick-start your solo travels

Travelling on your own can be a daunting and even seemingly impossible prospect. Glorified blogs and epic Instagram accounts make it seem like only the most accomplished travellers dare to wander the world independently, risking their lives everyday and partying with new people every night. These travellers usually have expensive GoPro's and movie editing software, … Continue reading How to kick-start your solo travels