Category Archives: Personal Development

When the sun comes “up”

The sun is “up” at the moment; a rare solar minimum flare, the strongest for almost a year, delivered a burst of sun energy on Saturday 26th at 13.22UT (click left for video). This affects us all from the very moment it happens, … Continue reading

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Is technology our friend?

Is technology our friend? A frank, expansive and, ultimately, well-balanced discussion of some things I’ve notice about our developing relationship with technology. Join me on a trip through some of the more colourful experiences my sensitivity has helped shed some ligth on. Continue reading

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The magic of snow

A walk in the snow when snow is so rare, thus gilded by the brushstrokes of relative unfamiliarity, can take you out of yourself and remind you of currents of experience outside of the sequential… Continue reading

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How we encourage empathy…and not just in women

In a world full of people that are, we are told, less empathic than ever, how do we encourage more empathy? Do women naturally have more empathy than men, as one study suggests, or do they develop this by reading more fiction, something which men are far less inclined to do? If so, how do we plug this gap in our boy’s emotional intelligence? An article (linked) that I read this week set me off on this line of thought and these are some additional thoughts I have to contribute… Continue reading

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If you could pick just one word…

Choosing a word for the year ahead can be powerful process…or, perhaps, if you invite it in, it may choose you…as I discovered! Continue reading

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We each drink from our own cup

Scour the internet and you will find King Arthur being claimed by the English, the Welsh, the Scots, even by the Breton. My feeling is that legends such as Arthur and Camelot and, yes, Elen of the Ways, defy geographical placement; quite by design, and there seems to be a self-sabotaging tripwire involved when you try to get your brain involved in order to prove a location, which gets quite close to demanding “ownership”. When we do this, in my experience, its like the portculis clamps shut and you are left outside in the cold of your own deeper experience for having pushed so hard out of a desire to nail something in “fact”. The trick is to enjoy the experience…whatever the enlightening experience is…without having to own or label it.

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Three winged tales for the year end

I’m going to share a trio of stories from my last day of the year; things that happened quite organically, though there seems to be a distinct thread of bird-magic running through them. The first relates to a new artwork … Continue reading

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How about women taking back the reins of their own evolution

New Year is coming so, before you sign up for YET another new “spiritual” self-improvement (or any other kind of) program, consider these thoughts from a couple of valuable women writers and a few of my own…And take pause to consider why do you even need some sort of authority figure to guide you to where you want to go next; isn’t it time that became the very next belief system that you throw in the shredding machine ready to fully explore the inner guru that you already are? Continue reading

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When “Rudolf” was a woman…

Rudolf was probably a girl (the biggest, strongest reindeer are females who, unlike the males, don’t shed their antlers in winter)…Santa too (it was the female shamans who originally wore red and white costumes trimmed with fur, horned headdresses or … Continue reading

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Christmas wierdness

“There are many things I love about christmas and yet, I never understood why I could ALSO feel so alone at times on Christmas Day. It didn’t make sense, but it would happen to me, year after year. I have … Continue reading

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