Posts by Clare Blackburne

Clare is an English teacher, writer, and world-traveler who has spent the last six years wandering her way through Asia in search of happiness, short cuts to spiritual enlightenment and the perfect pot of masala chai. 

Leaving the Safety of Something Familiar When You Feel Scared

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” ~Pema Chodron

Winter is a time for hibernation, I told myself, drinking a second cup of coffee under the duvet, flicking absent-mindedly …