Koi pond and outdoor sitting pavilion at Anantara Kalutara Spa

Chakra Balancing Massage in Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Should you find yourself in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, a seaside resort area about an hour south of Colombo, consider getting a chakra crystal balancing massage. What does it mean to get your chakra balanced? I'm still not sure. But during the deep tissue, lymphatic draining treatment, complemented with coconut oil and crystals, I kept thinking

Coming to Terms With Changing Locations: When Travel Leads You Home

Two months ago, I moved to another city. And I still haven't gotten over it. This isn't a tale of culture shock, though my old city and my new one are quite different. Nor is this a tale of hardship. My life is comfortable -- more comfortable than most -- and I didn't have to

Awesome Email Templates for Responding to Potential Clients

A few years ago, I wrote a silly post called Top 10 Email Subject Lines for When You Just Want to Say 'Hello.' The post was an inside joke that turned into the most viewed post in the history of this site. I'm embarrassed that that simple post, which offers very scant advice for writing emails,

My Son, The Prince Of Fashion

You are born into a family and those are your people, and they know you and they love you and if you are lucky they even, on occasion, manage to understand you. And that ought to be enough. But it is never enough. Abe had not been dressing up, styling himself, for all these years

The Best Distraction-Free Writing Apps

If you're reading this, it's probably because you just stopped whatever writing you are pretending to do and googled "distraction-free writing apps." So, let's be clear: you're the distraction. If you can't write what you need to write in your CMS, a Word doc, Text Edit, Google Docs, Evernote, or similar, then you are the problem. Each of