My heart is pumping, it’s soo exciting. We’ve been dancing and singing all night: girl power! I look good. We all look good. Arianna is great – amazing. We’re singing and pushing and hugging – arms linked. We want to buy a programme; we were too excited on the way in so we didn’t. I … Read more
Where and how do we connect with wisdom?
I know one man who is a sufi and goes on retreats in the Alps for a week.
I know some men who make a monthly commitment to running a sweat-lodge.
I have met a swami who travels the world sharing his meditations and wisdom.
I know … Read more
On Monday I turn fifty. It feels significant.
I’m really aware that I’ve not been blogging as often as I have been for the last few years. I miss it. I miss the communication it brings.
But when I sit down to write it feels like I have nothing of importance to say. In the … Read more
I’ve been reading a lot about Asperger’s syndrome recently as we teach it as part of the A level psychology syllabus and it fascinates me. Asperger’s is a neuro-developmental difference which can mean that people with it have limited theory of mind.
Theory of mind is our ability to ‘mind read’ ie to … Read more
The kids and I were watching The Ant Bully, or rather, I was doing yoga whilst half watching it. We’ve seen it before, but after 3 months of dark nights we are running out of new viewing.
This time, there was a scene that stuck with me so the next day I transcribed it … Read more
The kids and I have just been watching the nature series on the BBC about Thailand which focuses on the link between humans, spirituality as well as nature. We were watching a woman wading through lotus fields when youngest son asked why the lotus is part of Buddhism.
The commentary explained it as; ‘out of … Read more
OMG.. I have read another book that you HAVE to read. It will help you underestand yourself and the hormones which influence your life.
It was part of my book-a-day holiday fest and I wish I had had it when I was a kid; but then the research has only been available in the last … Read more
9 years ending
What a year 2016 has been..all those deaths; Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Richard Adams, and 2 old friends…and on and on.
Then Brexit, Trump, Syria, the lorry in Marseilles, the lorry in Berlin.
So many endings.
One of the main things that P and I argue about is that I am curious … Read more
I’d like to say I’m having and identity crisis. But I’m not. Because I don’t feel like there is a me to have an identity crisis about.
This morning I was woken by the blackbird rather than the alarm; how different it feels to wake up with nature and when my body is ready to rather than the usual forcing of wakefulness in line with the social norms that demand we be in work.
I heard someone on the radio the other … Read more