Maverick: Chilean Resistance Fighter

Puerto Montt, Chile - the southern gateway to the vast Andes mountains and majestic Patagonian fjords. At a corner store turned local bar, a heavyset man walks in. He has a pronounced limp and his face is almost lost amongst an enormous grey and black beard. Two piercing blue eyes tell the story of a... Continue Reading →

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“Cariña” – The Tale of a Street Dog with Distemper

A heart-wrenching story of a gentle soul, Cariña - a Chilean street dog with a life-threatening disease and the difficult decisions we made about her life. [Blog post by Earthling Echo]

11 Essential Quotes About Humanity

Humanity, with all its definitions, are inextricably linked — humankind as a collective, and the compassion, kindness, and benevolence held within us. We are all on our own adventures, our own journeys, but ultimately we must accept that we’re all in this together. For it is up to the collective to love and protect one... Continue Reading →

Jack: The Dark Side of the Mind

Jack wept as his best friend died in his arms on the field of battle. Both were fresh-faced 20 year-olds, conscripted to fight a war nobody wanted nor understood. They’d grown up together, Dave and Jack; they went to the same school, witnessed each other’s first loves and first heartbreak, snuck their first beer, and... Continue Reading →

15 Wonderful Quotes About Nature

Connecting with nature breathes new life into me. I go into the dark recesses of the woods to embrace those terrifying parts of my mind, my deepest fears, and understand them. It’s there, in the loneliest moments, staring death in the face I realise what truly matters. It’s standing on a mountaintop in awe of... Continue Reading →

“Tumbling in the Waves”

Sometimes life feels like we are stuck out in the ocean, in stormy weather, just tumbling in the waves. Our strength to hold our heads above water is not endless. We eventually begin to sink, exhausted, and ready to give up. It take enormous courage to push up through the infinite dark blue, constantly being... Continue Reading →

10 Inspiring Quotes About Imagination

Imagination is the artist's painting, the author's book, the inventor's new idea, and the daydreamers escape. It gives birth to new ideas and reaches beyond standard philosophies and thinking. It is with imagination we become limitless; we create wonderful worlds in which anything is possible. When we're asleep, our mind uses the power of imagination... Continue Reading →

10 Important Quotes About Love

Love is arguably the most powerful force in the world. It has the power to motivate humans into doing just about anything. It has been immortalised in art, literature, and song for as long as known recorded history. It is from love that protective instincts arise towards offspring of any species. It is perhaps the... Continue Reading →

Fleur & the Vine of the Soul

Aguas Calientes, Peru - the main access point for Machu Picchu; a small touristic town, its economy driven by wandering travellers. She arrived early that morning after a long and bumpy bus ride from Cusco. It wasn't the first time she'd taken this journey, but this time was different. She was different. Let's go back to... Continue Reading →

Charles Bukowski Quotes About Life

Charles Bukowski was a German-American writer of poetry and prose, whose cult image lives on posthumously. Often using graphic language or imagery in his work, Bukowski spoke with raw emotion, honesty, and lack of pretence. He wrote about his alcoholism, failed relationships, and his experience of being abused as a child. Bukowski lived a challenging... Continue Reading →

The Messy Parts of Your Life

A dear friend once said to me, "One of the most humbling and vulnerable things you can do is to invite someone into the messy parts of your life. The stuff you don't have figured out, times of difficultly or grief, the midst of questioning and searching, or in the uncertainty before a big decision... Continue Reading →

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