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Serenity Now in Koh Phangan: Confessions of a Control Freak

Baan Manali - the grounds

I’ve been called a “control freak”. I prefer “person with a low tolerance for uncertainty” but you get the point. However, on our trip to Koh Phangan, Thailand, I decided to undertake an exercise to challenge this part of me. I’m not going to plan anything. No hotel bookings, no activity scheduling not even the area we would scope out. This, of course, is terrifying but after much contemplation, I’ve realized my years of managing Pure + Simple Spas (orchestrating calm for others) has led …

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