coping skills

These are some of the most commonly asked questions on firewalking. Please can you explain what the firewalk is all about? Firewalking means different things to each person who takes part; for me it’s about re-empowering myself – using my fears and perceived ‘lack’ in my life, to take me courageously into the next phase […]

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Transformation, what does it mean, in terms of training or self-development? For some it could simply mean ‘re-framing’ but for me it’s much more than that; something changes form – from being one ‘thing’ into another. In workshops, participants are taken on a journey, individually but in a group; each person’s trip will be different […]

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Again it was snowing when I landed in Paris. It had been thirty years almost to the day since I’d last visited the city, so I was looking forward to reminiscing on my journey from Orly to the Holiday Inn at Marne La Vallee. I have a good Scot’s tongue in my head so I […]

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It was lightly snowing when I arrived in Den Haag, a day earlier than I should have, due to the lack of suitable flights ensuring I’d arrive on time. When I stepped out of my taxi at the hotel the first thing I noticed was the warmth of the flourescent pink light, glowing through the […]

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Moving on; I’m not going to say it was easy, sometimes it was extremely difficult – two children relied upon me and I was responsible for their safety and well-being. Starting over after an abusive relationship is one of the most difficult tasks I’ve undertaken to date – and that includes walking 20 feet of […]

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Aye, it’s been a funny old year; every month bringing something new and exciting – but a quicker one to pass, I’ve never known. The beginning of the year  saw me slip into the community side of things – Chairing the Community Council and working with the women of my own town; applying all that […]

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  I’m often found in the middle of the night to be writing blogs, developing workshops or whiling away the hours on social media sites, but you’ll rarely hear me grumble – I love it! I’m a non-conformist in many ways but probably most especially in my sleeping patterns. It’s not that I don’t sleep, […]

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  Earth Ways begins the article ‘Why is the future permaculture?’ with a statement which could and maybe should scare the life out of us… “Humanity is on the verge of a major reorganization. I know this is just a mild way of expressing it. I don’t want to put you off reading further by […]

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I could go on at length about society’s ills but in this post I’m going to overlook those and focus on rituals and ceremony – or rather, the lack of them. Every year for as long as I can remember I’ve taken part in at least one ceremony;  these range from firewalking, sweatlodges  and kriya […]

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Growing as a person is great fun although most people probably see it a task or a chore. Or maybe that just comes down to personality types! Personal development simply means to develop the ‘self’ – the being which resides in you, screaming to be released. It’s self-improvement, from wherever you’re at. For some people, […]

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