Honesty – How can we Live without it?
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Honesty – How can we Live without it?

“At least if we screw up, we do it honestly.” Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris – Nobody’s Perfect With so many skeletons in my closet sometimes the door bursts open and some of them fall out. These skeletons are a reminder of how flawed I am as a spiritual being. If I had been born into…

A day the World stood still in Solidarity- September 11th 2001
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A day the World stood still in Solidarity- September 11th 2001

“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat, instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future. HRH Queen Elizabeth II I suppose I never understood exactly what was happening and what an impact it would have on the residents of Manhattan and the global community….

Remove the Thorn and Live
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Remove the Thorn and Live

“I think it’s important for fans to know that but if I am doing something that inspires me musically, then I think it will inspire someone else too”. Chris Cornell. Almost seven years ago my Father died by suicide. I do not speak for the rest of the members of my family, his friends, colleagues…

Be the Watcher of Thoughts & Emotions
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Be the Watcher of Thoughts & Emotions

Life is a vacation when we sit back from the ‘self’ and just observe without comment, criticism, reaction. It doesn’t mean we don’t do, it just means we are not driven by the unconscious voice / ego. Buddha says “no self, no problem”. When we let go of the constant personalisation of life and just…

The love ‘thang’ theory – Stay Open
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The love ‘thang’ theory – Stay Open

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend”. Martin Luther King Jr We learn about love from day one. Or we learn about the lack of it. Vast amounts of research has been published on parenting and love, so I’m not going to go into that. We just know that…

Wherever you go take St Helena Island in your Heart
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Wherever you go take St Helena Island in your Heart

Sitting in Soho Square in London in my early thirties, I got asked, “where the hell is St Helena Island?” It was a question I don’t often get asked anymore, because for whatever reason, our little home is now firmly on the map, not just a speck of dust that one flicks away. What do…

The Voice that Doesn’t shut up unless We manage it
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The Voice that Doesn’t shut up unless We manage it

Take a moment to sit in silence and stand back from the thoughts that constantly zip through our heads. Can you hear the voice incessantly running thoughts through our minds every second of every day? This is neither healthy nor ‘normal’. Energy grows where it flows. We see a situation unfolding in front of us…

Food & Bevvies – The Fuel….or Not
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Food & Bevvies – The Fuel….or Not

Growing up on the island, we did not have the luxury of MacDonalds or Burger King thank goodness. Instead, much of what we ate was homemade and the sharing and caring system with fish and vegetables worked. There was never masses of different products but we made do with the fruits tempting us from overhanging…

Bridging Technological Divides – Saint Helena Island
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Bridging Technological Divides – Saint Helena Island

“You cannot have a society in which if two people wish to communicate the only way that can happen is if it is financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.” Jaron Lanier I very rarely stop to think about how a picture on a screen which can be viewed by millions of…

The Real Job in Life – Ourselves
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The Real Job in Life – Ourselves

“Dedicated to Babs – You inspired me then, you inspire me now”. I don’t regret any part of my past. Some of it makes me sad, very sad, but I know that it happened to teach me valuable lessons. I can’t change it. So what’s the point? I was pretty busted up when I stepped…