responsibility

The Malevolence of Narcissism – when it’s all about me Of course this lifetime is all about you – but the darker side to this can be more powerful than we realise. Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool […]

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The other night as I was drifting off towards sleep, I found myself laughing (audibly) at one of Aliya’s comments on a thread of conversation which somehow turned into a mini swear-fest. This in turn, allowed me to think of an incident she’d quoted on a similar (maybe the same) thread on Facebook – reminding […]

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For some this post will make real sense, for others – you’ll think I’m mad; but then coming out as anything, is usually controversial. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know by now that I’m probably one of the most unconventional life coaches you’re ever likely to come across. My approach to developing the ‘self’ […]

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The War Machine – Making words Every day we’re subjected to a barrage of words, seemingly un-meaningful but repeated often enough, have the power to deaden the senses as well as influence our thoughts and actions…   Spoken word, inspired by conversation: Militant – Trotskyist – Anarchist/Terrorist – Extremist – Insurgents – Subversives. Nice speak: […]

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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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Recently I received a mailing from a well-known source and it left me feeling really quite annoyed! Firstly, may I say that I may not be rolling in cash but I have a very clear conscience about how I market myself; refusing to be caught up in the ‘stirring the pain’ techniques which some ‘entrepreneurs’ […]

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The second half of the programme begins with Liz Bonnin telling us “the more challenges animals face, the more intelligent they become”. Studies of mountain chickadees from Nevada show that they’re more creative and better problem solvers than their counterparts from elsewhere in the US where the climate is better and food is less scarce, […]

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Are New Year Resolutions Effective? Of course they are – but only when there’s an actual desire to change something in your life. Most people say they want to change a particular part of their life when in fact, they’d only like to make it different; they don’t fully access the power within themselves to […]

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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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