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Take the heat off yourself and have fun in the sun

So this week we have enjoyed the hottest July day on record – and I am concerned that the headline writers are seriously in danger of running out of adjectives to describe the scorching/sweltering/blistering temperatures.  I fear it is not just the train tracks that are in danger of melting as we all try to come up […]

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Transformation

Butterflies and Transformation

Have you ever noticed how often we compare ourselves to other people as they are now, without taking into account the challenges they too may have had to overcome in order to get to this point in their lives when everything seems perfect?  

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The Journeys of Socrates

Book Review: The Journeys of Socrates

The Journeys of Socrates by Dan Millman This is another book that I’ve read many times and it never fails to inspire. It tells the story of Socrates, the service station attendant in Way of the Peaceful Warrior from his childhood at a military academy in Russia to the time he left for the United […]

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Book Review: The Barefoot Indian

Julia Heywood I’ve lost count of the number of copies of this book I’ve bought, it’s one of those books that I always seem to be recommending and lending out! This is a short book which centres around a female character who has clearly emerged from the same mould as Bridget Jones.  With her life going nowhere she […]

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Book Review: Man’s Search For Meaning

Viktor E Frankl 1946 This book was voted by the American Library of Congress as one of the 10 most influential books of all time.  The book consists of a moving account of Frankl’s imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps and his struggle during that time to find reasons to live. Viktor Frankl was […]

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Book Review: The Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers 1988 This book is a real gem, a good introduction to the work of Joseph Campbell, a renowned scholar of mythology. The book takes the form of a conversation between Moyers and Campbell in which they discuss the common themes in myths from diverse eras and cultures.  They identify common […]

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat

David Michie (2012) If you want a light (and fluffy) introduction to some key Buddhist principles, this could be the book for you. This furry tale is told through the eyes of a cat (Bodhicatva) rescued as a kitten by the Dalai Lama.  From her special position (the Dalai Lama’s window sill) she learns the […]

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Book Review: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Robin S. Sharma This book is a good choice if you enjoy learning through fables rather than text books! This short book tells the story of a successful lawyer who worked hard and played hard but as a result of his out-of-balance life suffered a near fatal heart attack.  This leads him to sell everything […]

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