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The Golden Buddha

by Lesley

There is Buddha peace and wisdom within all of us – … the secret is to find and retrieve it. There’s an old story about a clay Buddha in Cambodia, which was obstructing the construction of a new road. The tale tells of this statue being covered in thick clay to disguise it from marauders, […]

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The HuffPost reports a confession in a UK newspaper; Miley Cyrus now of inappropriate ‘twerking’ fame, says she’s got issues. No shit Sherlock! But don’t feel alone Miley, more than half the world’s teenage population – who know you’re name and every last movement you’ve made – aspire to being pretty much like you; a […]

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Choices

by Lesley

For the second time in my life I chose to be alone on New Year’s Eve; I hadn’t quite completed my reflection on the year gone by and realised I had something yet to learn. As a Scot, that’s quite an alien concept – we’re known throughout the world to be party animals at New […]

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For a great many people Christmas is a time of joy, laughter and family but for others it’s a testing time; a time when stress levels are high trying to meet expectations, support services close and a time when loneliness is hardest to bear for those who are entirely alone. Some families are glad to […]

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A ‘bad’ start

by Lesley

It seems like the day was getting off to a really bad start. I was up long before dawn after only a few hours sleep. I was still feeling quite groggy but had to pull myself together quickly to arrive on the River City set for the allotted time of 7.45am, approximately 20 miles from […]

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Just last week a nice lady knocked on my front door; I’d seen her approach carrying her collection tin and I felt no guilt or shame in politely replying in the negative to her request for a red poppy donation. You see, as a committed pro-peace activist (I don’t waste my energy on ‘anti’ anything) […]

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Smarter Objectives

by Lesley

As 2011 draws to a close I wonder how many people are thinking again about New Year resolutions; probably quite a few of us but by the end of February some will have already forgotten what they were! There are many exercises and techniques out there but they’re not always so easily accessible, or easy […]

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Harm or Heal?

by Lesley

A journey to the self… So often we want to blame someone else for our mistakes, for our pain; we rarely take responsibility for how we feel – it’s always someone else’s fault. But… As adults can we really absolve ourselves from that responsibility? Blaming others is a fairly childish thing to do, yet we […]

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The Ruckskip

by Lesley

A few years ago I was working with a group in an area of Glasgow that has a very rough reputation. Every week for eight weeks we had a full day together on my contracted personal development course , so we got to know each other fairly well. The group had shared issues, each one […]

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