Stephen ‘Hippie Kushi’ Cox has lived an interesting life. After leaving home at 16 due to a difficult childhood, he took refuge with some ‘artistic’ friends at a squat in London’s King’s Cross.
Following a brief stint working as a rent boy in Earl’s Court, a lucky break led to an initial career in catering back in Brighton, where he made some great friends.
When a good friend took a job in London, Stephen decided to flat share with him, after being offered a job at the BBC and ITV studios.
A few years later, a chance of a lifetime fell in his lap; he signed up to work as a teacher in The Gambia for a year. This experience then resulted in a complete change of career. At the age of 45, Stephen went to university to study psychotherapy. Sadly, soon after graduating, he was diagnosed with a serious health condition, leading to some challenging years.
But then, he discovered Goa and the wonderful hippie scene there, and everything changed forever.
Most people as they get older tend to forget about themselves. It seems to be a normal part of the process of life and it happens to the best of us. We forget to reach our own potential because we are far too focused on bringing up a family, working long hours to pay off the mortgage and bills, lock...