The Underdog – Identify them and Encourage.
| | | | |

The Underdog – Identify them and Encourage.

“I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.” Nelson Mandela On two occasions this week I have had discussions with people about how we deem ‘it has always been this way, so why change it?’ We have upheld people with all of the credentials for…

One with Nature – St Helena Island
| | | | |

One with Nature – St Helena Island

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better”. Albert Einstein I missed so much of life for a long time whilst looking through a fast paced, unappreciative, superficial lens. By the time I arrived on St Helena in 2020, I had spent so much time outdoors in quietude that I was ready to…

Honesty – How can we Live without it?
| |

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…

Gill Point – Just the Five of Us
| | | | | |

Gill Point – Just the Five of Us

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow”. William Shakespeare I love the walking group, really it is the one event of the week (or the month as has been the case in the last few…

Remove the Thorn and Live
| | |

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
| | | |

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
| | | |

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
| | | | | |

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
| | | |

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…