Choosing the Sweet Life

On Thursday I took the day off. I wish I could tell you it was spontaneous but I don’t really do spontaneity. The day off was mooted on 25th September and the earliest date I could find in my diary which wouldn’t upset anyone else’s plans with me was 9th October. Make of that what you will. I went with my old pal M and we re-visited Hampstead Heath which we’d enjoyed a few weeks back, taking on a slightly longer and more strenuous walk for me while she frequently put me in mind of Kate Bush while she ran […]

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The Gift of Listening

When I sold my business in March 1997, I was persuaded by my aromatherapist and pal, Jane, that we should go to Skyros. So off we toddled in July. Have you ever been? Blimey what a schlep! You fly to Rome and stay overnight in a pretty basic hotel, then there’s an endless coach trip across Greece and finally a ferry. It’s this grisly travel which makes the Greek islands so special when you get there because most people haven’t got the time or the true grit to undertake such a journey, especially when tired and in need of a […]

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Saturday with Byron Katie & Alternatives

After a very long, tiring and emotionally exhausting day on Friday, again I got up at 8 a.m. to go to a workshop, making it the second 6-day week on the trot.   Remind me to do less, Gentle Reader, please – I’m a fool to myself. Although I have owned her book, I have never done Byron Katie’s work before but always knew that one day would be The Day, and Saturday was that day.   I spent the morning hot, uncomfortable, exhausted, dehydrated, a bit grumpy and wishing I was at home in bed, wondering why on earth I had signed up to […]

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Learning To Find Peace Within The Fertile Void

So The Void begins in November 2009, continues through December, January and most of February. During our monthly meeting of The Creation Experiment in November, I announced to the rather startled members of my own personal Woo Woo team that I knew in my heart of hearts that I wanted out of another project in which I was involved.   I had no idea how that was going to happen at that date and I was rather surprised to hear those words come out of my own mouth.   Others were not.   But that project was very much alive at that point, […]

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