Wow – What lungs!

Breathing is very important; you cannot leave home without it! Death happens when you breath out, then don’t breath in afterwards. Simple and powerful. Our lungs are amazing; like our hearts, they never stop working, never rest our whole lives. Our bre …

   


A word of caution

Now that he has read a few “spirtitual” books he has become an expert on what is wrong with everyone one around him. He shines a merciless spotlight of criticism on his wife, his children, his work colleagues. In a convoluted way he is trying to make h …

   


The prisoner and the rain

The prisoner had sat all night in his cage in the rain, condemned to die in the morning. He was waiting, hoping with every fibre of his being for a reprieve; that his appeal would be heard and that somehow he would be spared. The hours came and went bu …

   


Ignorant of our ignorance

Our minds provide the only connection, the only interface we have with our lives, the universe and everything. How we use our minds is critical to absolutely every aspect of our lives and yet it is a sad fact that most people spend more time and money …

   


A simple word that will improve your life!

A quick and effective way to reduce unnecessary stress in your life is to learn to say “no”. The inability to say “no” is often rooted in childhood where we had to be “good” to get the approval/love/affection of our parents. If our parents used humilia …

   


Eating healthily for us, animals and the planet

I, like many, have been struggling with the idea of becoming vegetarian, living off a plant-based diet. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants – Michael Pollan I know from independent studies that it is healthier (less contaminants, additives, hormones, …

   


Children, sunshine and mountains – happy apes

In order to notice the wonderful moments in life, we have to be there to appreciate them. This Saturday was spent walking the Ruta del Cares in Cantabria. The first two and a half kilometres is a steady uphill slog all in the bright, hot spring sunshin …

   


Relationships: enjoying yours whilst avoiding the pitfalls

Finding our “true love” and making a life with that person takes up an extraordinary amount of our time and energy. Here are 12 ideas to avoid making the most common mistakes: Most relationships end. So stop worrying and enjoy it here and now. You will …

   


A tale from the dark side

A constant companion in my life has been a dark hole of despair. This feeling is not unusual for people who have suffered the types of neglect, abuse or abandonment that I did as a child. In my case (and many others) it gave rise to compulsive avoidanc …

   

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