Today I’m connecting with you from “Seeds of Life” my local raw, vegan, organic eatery here in Ubud, anticipating my Jing Slinger hot tonic (designed to optimize-energy.)

So what do I mean by new light through old windows? It’s about letting ourselves consider other perspectives when we face sticky spots in life.

Let’s say we have a challenge that’s come up before. The question I’m suggesting here is – how can we handle that challenge in a new way?

It can be handy to tap into resources if we feel we’ve run out of options.

Ones I find handy include turning to those I trust and asking myself a specific question.

A trusted source might offer guidance or let us bounce solutions off them.  From their vantage, they can help us see what we don’t.

And the question I ask myself is, what would X do? (Where X is a person I respect who’s perhaps a mentor or author in this area I’m focusing on.)

Sometimes this different question opens a solutions-door I wasn’t even aware of before.¹

What’s a way that works for you when you need inspiration for a solution to an old challenge? I’ll be jazzed to  hear from you.


¹  In “Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life,” Stephen Dela Cruz shares that “when you change your perspective and begin to think more positively it is easier to think of a solution and not get overwhelmed”. Giving the example of how our perception of the size of people and cars is extremely different between standing on the ground and standing at the top of a very tall building, Dela Cruz points out that “perspective plays a big role in how your life goes. If you look at the problems in your life like they can trample you, they will, but if you look at them like you have power over them, you will” (

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia, and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.