Awareness from Within – Impetus from Without

Awareness from Within – Impetus from Without

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change”. Eckhart Tolle Over the past two years people may have suggested my journey as fruitless, dictatorial, lost. I remember thinking about chapter titles for the book I am writing and one of the chapter quotes I thought about adding would go something like this…. ‘lost in the right…

Boundaries – They are there to Protect
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Boundaries – They are there to Protect

“Stop asking why they keep doing it and start asking why you keep allowing it”. Boundaries are there to protect. They help others understand our values and the need to remain free to choose. Family, partners, friends and colleagues can be particularly challenging when it comes to boundaries. Two people coming together without proper boundaries…

The White Ribbon March – St Helena Island

The White Ribbon March – St Helena Island

“Turn your wounds into wisdom”. Oprah Winfrey A week ago, Liam Fuller, Ian Rummery and I did a program on domestic abuse. This was in a lead up to White Ribbon Day on 25th November. The White Ribbon Campaign also did various programs on Saint FM Community Radio to raise awareness around the subject. In…

Booby Bird Sanctuary – Lot’s Wife’s Ponds
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Booby Bird Sanctuary – Lot’s Wife’s Ponds

If you visit St Helena, you may do a postbox walk only once, if you are fortunate to do it more than once, you will find that with different weather patterns, the shades oscillate offering multiple profiles of the island. I’m a big fan of doing some things more than once. You may also find that…

Tradition cements culture but can it also be a barrier to positive change?

Tradition cements culture but can it also be a barrier to positive change?

“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay”. Jiddu Krishnamurti For years, it would have been for the majority of folk to get married, have children (or the other way around), hold down a job and then retire at sixty. Women kept the house (as well as worked in…

Self-Serving Ambition – What are we really contributing?

Self-Serving Ambition – What are we really contributing?

“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principle which direct them”. Napoleon Bonaparte Ambition, a word that is laced with ying and yang, good and bad, success and failure. To learn ‘good’ ambition is to understand the…