Moving Forward

In order to move out of negative thinking, something is required. That thing must be what negative thinking isn’t. It can either be positive thinking or just simply not thinking. Focusing on the breath and the body aka meditation is a wonderful way of moving out of our circular thinking and calming down the mind. Another way is to act. Any action no matter how great or small, geared towards progress is more beneficial than no action at all. Here Read More

Cracking My Own Circle

It’s a long time since I have written here. We have had a lockdown in the meantime that seems to have put the world in a spin. Indeed the world of last March is perhaps slightly more intense now and definitely very changed. I too have been going through a lot of changes. I have been coaching, healing others, and healing myself. My greatest healing is that I have finally cracked a circle on becoming an author. I have a Read More

Progress not perfection

I have no doubt that some of you reading this you have worries on your mind due to the corona virus, or an election or perhaps the markets. I have other issues. My own human shortcomings have been raising their heads lately and I have spent winter fighting depression, and not really doing enough to deal with my life problem. My addiction is up and staring me in the face as a possible way out. Of course it’s not an Read More

What Meditation Brings Me.

First of all, let’s be really clear. Meditation as used in this context is simply focusing on the breath. It’s nothing else. I focus on the air coming in through my nostrils and out through my nostrils. I try to be conscious of it going down into my body, and back out. That’s it. It’s not journeying, or imagining or even repeating a mantra. All of this stuff can help and be complimentary to meditation , but for me, it’s Read More

Action

When you know you can do better, or even when you feel you should, you could be guilty of putting yourself under pressure. However at this time of year with pressure to be happy, and pressure to spend coming at us from all angles it can be really hard to see the wood for the trees. I know I am not the only one who has sought refuge in a blanket a sofa and Netflix in November and December. Truth Read More

Getting Back to Basics

Hi. It’s a been a while. I got preoccupied with a CARE Economy project in the Philippines. Then preoccupied with teaching and just making a living. When I went to get back to posting the site was broken and my good friend and adviser Claus has just fixed it so I am back. I have had a lot of people through my place this summer due to my being a host on couchsurfing and as is usual I have met Read More

CARE and how we inspire others.

I wrote in my last post about an upcoming trip to the Philippines. I am thanks to Bela Hatvany and the good people at Mustardseed, going to visit a community and see if I can inspire them. How did this come about? I have been involved in Everyday Earth for nearly a year now. It’s a community organisation that has conversations about creating a care economy. A care economy is one where the participants not only feel cared for, but Read More

Managing the stress

I teach a lot of people. It’s a stressful job. I see a few students from time to time who are stressed with their language ability. I also see a few who wouldn’t get stressed about anything. This morning as I was getting ready to run out the door, I noticed I was stressed. I felt the tension in my body the shortness of breath. I had a long day ahead and lot to organise in the coming days. In Read More