Setting It Up

Setting It Up

By Stacy Stube IT was during a holiday on the island that I caught the Bali Bug; not the one that affects the stomachs of many tourists (that’s Bali Belly), but the madly-in-love and ‘can’t live or breathe without you’ kind of bug. Bali is one of the few places in the...
Dual Economy

Dual Economy

By Rachel Glitz MY husband handed me the receipt as we left the restaurant’s payment kiosk in downtown Denpasar. We squeezed past the drivers, labourers and other locals waiting patiently on plastic chairs for their bungkus (takeaway), which is cheaper than dining at...
Cashless at Green School

Cashless at Green School

Words and photos by Shanti Balam Belaustegui Pockell   RECENTLY, in the wake of an initiative to improve the nutritional value of American school lunches, my newsfeed has been bombarded by pictures of gross-looking American school lunches with the hashtag:...
Money Madness

Money Madness

By Renee Martyna/Photograph by Heather Bonker HOW crazy are you? Take a look at two of the most reliable indicators: Romance and Finance. While no one seems surprised when their love life is fraught with challenges and a long learning curve, when it comes to money,...
Grappling with gratitude

Grappling with gratitude

By Renee Martyna When I first came to Bali, ‘practicing gratitude’ was the spiritual discipline I probably felt most resistant to; the idea of writing a daily gratitude list reeked of an anesthetizing self-help culture, or worse, pollyanna-like denial. I scoffed...
Non-Violent Communication: Breaking Old Patterns, Forging New

Non-Violent Communication: Breaking Old Patterns, Forging New

By Janet Nicol “Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.” Rumi Susan: I’ve been waiting for over fifteen minutes. Where have you been? Matt: I was working on a new sequence of backbends. I didn’t notice the time and my phone was...