I was born in the UK and went to Leeds University Medical school for one year at the age of 18, before dropping out and getting interested in electronic music. Through designing and building synthesizers I decided to study Electronics at Manchester University, and then worked for 23 years as a chip designer, moving to Silicon Valley in 1989 to work for Steve Jobs at NeXT. I worked at Cisco Systems for 6 years, leaving in 2000, and then focused on my yoga teacher and body and energy worker spiritual journey. I started yoga in 1979, when I also became a vegetarian. I turned vegan in 1985. I started teaching Reiki in 1996, and learned Tibetan Chi Gong in 1997. I first traveled to Thailand in 1998, and then lived in Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand, up to 6 months a year, most years until I moved there in 2008. I bought some land just outside Chiang Mai that year and built a Healing Center there. I wrote my first book, The Power of Failure, in three weeks during March 2013.
The Power of Failure is a set of thirteen insights into the spiritual journey of non-duality (Advaita Vedanta in yogic philosophy). Each chapter commences with a dharma (truth) talk about it's theme, followed by a story to illustrate it, often in a humorous and indirect way. The whimsical stories illuminate the reader's heart, unconscious mind and imagination with new and valuable insights.