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Energy and Breath

We had an email this week asking about how can we keep our energy up and keep going even in the face of difficult situations such as Brexit? For some this would be seen as inspiration, motivation and will power. The way that I see it is that most people are quite capable of achieving […]

Is it right to stockpile?

It had not occurred to me, but should we be worried about supplies in the UK if we have the dreaded hard Brexit?  I have been in countries like Cuba and gone into shops to be greeted by empty shelves, but I have been brought up in a land of plenty. Apart from the food […]

Is it okay to get it wrong?

I have been moved to look at this issue for the podcast and the blog due to the amount of people, mainly professionals and parents, that come to me feeling guilty because they believe that they got ‘it’ wrong and now feel guilty about it. This spans from partners in failed or ailing relationships, parents […]

Rejection and Acceptance

Ed and I were looking at Theresa May and the way that she has been getting hammered by her party in the Brexit fiasco. As her bill was defeated by over 200 votes Ed was wondering how it must feel to deal with that level of rejection by your peers. That got us thinking about […]

Things to be happy about

This week, as we are into the New Year, Ed and I decided to focus on the positive. The ‘Wired’ article, ‘It’s not all bad! 18 things that made the world a better place in 2018’, got us thinking. Environment We have all the bad news about pollution and the human ability to destroy the […]

New Year 2019

I want to base this blog around a message on Instagram from Cheryl Rawlings who is an illustrator and calligrapher. Her suggestion is that for 2019 you do not plan those definitive things that will only let you down or perhaps feeling like you have not made it or that you have failed! Cheryl has […]

Well, you have just got to laugh!

I was working with someone this week who told me that we should do a podcast on humour…”for Gods sake why is everyone so miserable?” There is a time in the madness of the world when I guess all that you can do is laugh. At this time it can be easy to feel that […]

How to Make the Most of Christmas

What does Christmas mean to you? It’s the most wonderful time of the year… …or so the song says. Sadly this is not true for everyone. Happy time Is it that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus for you? Is it that you recognise the winter solstice and acknowledge the end of the darkness and […]

Music as therapy

In the podcast this week Ed and I got talking about the power of music and amazing effect that it can have on us and on all other living beings including plants. That got me thinking about my own musical life and my own studies of guitar, cello and Sitar and the work that we […]

Volunteering

How often do we do things for other people for nothing? Giving our time doesn’t cost anything and yet we can find it so easy to avoid getting involved, getting our hands dirty or having an effect on the problems that exist all around us. In times gone by, in the founding of the British […]