Now – Today

Rhea is writing today: When I was at school (just a “few” years ago) they made us read “the classics” and all through those years I did all I could to avoid reading those books which I assumed were boring. When I had to do exams about such books, I wou …

   


Some facts about alcoholism and Alcohol

You may have heard of the Golden Rule: “He who hath the gold, makes the rules.” What this means in practice is that our beliefs about alcohol are distorted. In our society an 18-year old youngster will have already been exposed to 100,000 examples of a …

   


Big Tobacco profits are on the rise. How is this even posible?

The tobacco industry is the most successful business enterprise in the history of human civilization as well as being the most deadly. Smoking rates have been falling in many parts of the world for decades but the industry is earning more money than ever.

   


Ego run wild

So much suffering is caused by when we try to live up to an imaginary or idealised self. Happiness, fulfilment is and always will be based on an authentic relationship with ourselves.

   


So back to work …what joy!

After those weeks or days of relaxing, walking, sailing or whatever is our thing, probably with sun, sea, mountains, good food, good friends, we are once again in our place of work. Last Sunday evening the roads leading from Cantabria were clogged with …

   


Get out of your own way!

During the holidays I spent time with many friends, particularly some close friends who are on path similar to my own.  They have been on this journey since the seventies. I say a “similar” path as they have chosen to follow an Indian guru. I don’ …

   


An Appointment in Samarra

August is the month when Geoffrey and I can catch up with friends. As we only had a few days free we each went our separate ways – Geoffrey to Madrid and Andalucia to visit some very dear friends and off I went to France and Italy to spend some days wi …

   


Crises – A part of growing up!

When we are in a crisis we are so lost in our thoughts, in our suffering that we lose sight of the bigger picture; it is actually a wonderful opportunity for change, for something different.

   


Be Mindful – Do One thing at a time

Doing one thing at a time is an excellent way to improve your productivity. As a former believer in multitasking, I know how difficult it is to let go of the idea of multitasking; to do so feels counter-intuitive. I was raised with the idea that multit …

   

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