Life Well Lived

What is a life well lived?

I went to a funeral this week.

It was a humanist funeral which celebrated all that Alan had been and all that he had done and all the ways in which he had touched people’s lives.  And as I sat there, I reflected on how well he had lived … Read more


Transmitting or receiving?

So, after a long spell dealing with things down the bottom of Maslow (which still need attention)…the early mornings and longer nights do seem to be finally having an effect.

During the inspiration lull I’ve been noticing that my urge to succeed and achieve seems to have gone.  I’ve been big on achievement in my … Read more


The Eclipse and Direct Experience

Tomorrow is the eclipse. 931am in our area and we even stand a chance of seeing it according to BBC weather as there should be clear skies for 2 hours.

  • Are you going to watch it?
  • Where? How?
  • Why have you chosen to experience it that way?

It poses a dilemma for me…the kids are … Read more


From Love to Fear and back again

The last blog I wrote was about a cuscus and a giant rat and fear and at the end of that blog I concluded that the opposite to fear was not courage but love.  I argued that love was possible when we move through 5 stages:

  1. Awareness first to assess whether harm is intended or
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Fear

The other Saturday night we watched Lost Land of the Volcano on BBC which showed Steve Backshall, Gordon Buchanan, a giant rat (as big as a cat) and a cuscus (a tree climbing marsupial)l in a crater of an extinct volcano in New Guinea.

The cuscus was first ever seen on camera by Buchanan and … Read more


Wanting More More More

Remember that song: More More More (or am I showing my age here?  The video is so 70s it will make you laugh and cringe)

One of the pieces of feedback I got from the blog about contentment was how easy it is to keep looking for more, rather than being content with what we … Read more


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