An unapologetic view of #mythailand after 15+ years as a #solomama & business owner in Thailand – natural health, lifestyle, courses, classes, food culture, travel, healing plants, natural products, and my perspectives of Thai culture.
Thailand was like an oasis in the dessert for me. After a decade of hospitals, wheelchairs, crutches and being SICK all the time, I came to Thailand, became completely well after a month of total fasting and Thai herbs, and fell in love. “Come live with me and be my love“, he said, so poetically, on the beach one moonlit night. And so I did. But it was just 3 months after selling my home, my successful Australian consulting business and moving to Thailand, that my American lover committed suicide.
In the turbulent years that followed, I married (and divorced) a Thai man and gave birth to a beautiful daughter just short of my 41st birthday. I fell out of love with Thailand – totally – but the commitment of my child gave me the drive to stay. My health suffered through stress and due to post-divorce financial issues.
And then one day I woke up, realized my responsibility to model another path for my little girl and slowly started the journey back to complete wellness – back to myself.
The last 10 years I have rediscovered #mythailand – the natural, healthful place which DOES exist, if you probe beneath the sugared fruit smoothies, the massage shops pedaling toxic petrochemicals and fake oils, and food laced with msg and palm oil. I now speak good Thai, and because of that, have become inundated with endless questions by travelers:
Where can a get a good massage, as opposed to a one handed affair while the lady uses facebook with the other?
Can I get a tour where the guides know about bird life and the natural world too?
Where can I get the cheapest silk that isn’t fake?
Which restaurants don’t use exploitative labor practices?
Where can I buy temple whites?
Is there an affordable local doctor who speaks English and doesn’t push antibiotics?
Where to celebrate Loi Krathong with the real Thai people?
Where are the best organic markets?
Where can I get a blood test?
Where can I go for a one day experience without spending loads on a group tour?
The list of questions goes on and on.
My Natural Thai Life is my simple way of putting all this information “out there” in a clear, searchable form. To share and grow the natural living and travel experience, and to show people some of the magic I have rediscovered and now enjoy every day, after 16 years here. It’s also a way of bringing my extensive network of natural people, sustainable experiences and fair trade businesses to you.
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