Author Archives: ausrasjourney

Motivation

Looking back on this year so far, I noticed that there are things I’ve been meaning to do to better myself and to advance my career, such as continuing to develop my medical writing skills and keeping up on my Spanish and Japanese language skills, but time has passed by and I haven’t really done much of […]

Trust…

I started a meditation practice almost one year ago.  While my goal has been to achieve a daily practice of 30 min, I sometimes forget, or am too busy to meditate everyday. Nevertheless, I have noticed improvements in my moods and stress levels when I meditate, and even when I don’t.  My preferred method of […]

Balance

This week I have noticed a good example of how the universe always provides balance. I recently finished reading the book 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, a science fiction in which one of the central themes is balance in the world. For example, one of the characters describes how where there is light in the world, […]

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again, time to make New Years resolutions. My hope is that putting them down in writing will help motivate me to fulfill them (and remember them!). So here goes. My first resolution is: 1) Write more. Unfortunately, I have neglected writing in this blog for the past four months.  I […]

Cairns Coastal Highlands

I got a little side-tracked since I began writing about my trip to Tropical North Queensland, but I have one last part of our amazing trip to describe. After going on a snorkel trip to the Great Barrier Reef from Port-Douglas, we made our way back south towards Cairns. On our final night in TNQ […]

Sauble Beach, Ontario

A couple of weeks ago, I went for a week-long holiday to Sauble Beach with my sister, my mother and my aunt. The beach is located on Lake Huron, and at seven miles long, is the second longest fresh water beach in the world. We were lucky to have great weather up until the day […]

Enjoying the gifts of Nature

Since finishing a 3-year work contract in Japan last December, I have been making the most of my free time by getting outside and enjoying nature. While I had a great time living and working in Japan, I felt a bit cut off from nature. I was living in Osaka, a city of 3 million people, […]