fear

You all know by now how I feel about domestic violence so I’m going to tell you a Christmas night story… it involves deliberate isolation, verbal, mental and  emotional abuse, with an overhanging threat of violence. So when an old friend eventually told me last night what was happening, I made a 2 hour journey […]

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In Transformational Training, Developing Your Self, I talked about challenging my fears in water and with heights, both of which  amounted to the same thing really; my lack of trust in myself – even though I had completed many firewalks and had walked 40 feet of fire, as part of my Instructor training. The Transformational […]

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The beauty of personal development is that you permit yourself to experience new things; in my case, I experience as many positive things as I can, to push my growth a stage further – as often as I can too! This allows me to challenge my perceptions and transform wonky beliefs – those that are […]

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Written by a close friend of over 25 years, a song from the heart, it’s been copied in its entirety, without change. As always, there’s a more full story to go with this – but that’s for later – maybe. Sometimes we just need to write what makes sense to our spirit;  releasing the stress […]

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There are probably many ways we can improve our creativity but some scientists are focusing their efforts on finding out how that happens; studying what’s going on in our brains, when we experience ‘insight’. In the BBC’s Horizon programme ‘The Creative Brain‘ these scientists conduct experiments which track brain activity via an EEG cap, as […]

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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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Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave. Leslie Morgan – TED / TALKS TEDX Why would anyone stay with a man who beats her? Having been in a similar scenario, I can identify with many of the points that Leslie raises and the scars it leaves behind. I’m writing this as a woman – but I fully […]

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Let’s face it, it takes guts to walk away from a relationship – and not everyone feels confident enough to do it, even when they know they should. Break-ups happen for lots of reasons but fundamentally it comes down to one or both partners being unhappy with the status quo and if  only one of […]

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Fear

by Lesley

  Each one of us has it in different proportions – it’s my job to overcome it, but I still have it… Fear; the killer or the hero of our dreams. Fear is a great motivator but also a huge stumbling block to reaching our potential. It’s what holds us back or pushes us forward; […]

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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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