March 2019 Update – Settling In

As I write this, I’m in bed with a big wool jumper on. Whatever happened to Spring?!! Anyhow, it’s odd to think I started March off in Eastern Burma. It feels like a lifetime ago; taking strolls by the riverside in Mawlamyine, seeking out the best pe byo nanbya (naan and chick peas), and sipping…

By Mindy April 5, 2019 4

February 2019 update – Life in the slow lane

February came and went in a flash, as it seems to do every year. I spent the month in a familiar part of Thailand, waking up to the smell of burnt sugar cane, cooler temperatures, and the sounds of roosters and dogs. Back when I lived here, I worked long hours for community organisations led…

By Mindy March 7, 2019 6

Navigating the minefield of ethical investing

I mentioned earlier in the year that one of my financial goals this year was to look deeper into ethical investment options. There’s definitely been some underlying tension between my love of the concept of financial independence, and my social and environmental justice values. Although that little niggling feeling of guilt has been persistent, I’ve…

By Mindy February 18, 2019 8