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Name it tame it – emotions

Pause… breathe in… breathe out… relax…  Yes, sometimes this is easier said than done! In the busyness, you don’t always get time to answer the question “How are you feeling right now?”  In fact, you probably rarely ask how are you feeling ‘right now’? After the event, we can reflect on what happened, but at […]

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The fundamental things apply…

Within life’s repetitions, we might see individuals’ difference, freshness, novelty, divergence, innovations… While taking a break in the homeland last week, we were travelling the coast road and the ever-vibrant @DavidWhite played the 1974 summer classic Beach Baby by The First Class. As moods were lifted, it struck me that the horn in the final […]

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Flowering… Giving up Lent?

Who can miss the blossom? I wonder do we all notice it? I think we do. Even the most hardened amongst us sense the growth outside at (almost) Springtime. You may have noticed that my bike commute pictures have recently taken second place, as my mind has been occupied with learning lines (more on that […]

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Pulse, and breath…

“Here we go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning…” I wonder if Van Gogh sang this in the asylum as he painted? “…painted during a time of great self-awareness and yet surrounded by chaos.” “On a cold and frosty morning…” is an action song my wife sings as she teaches infants […]

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Persian Silk Tree

We first noticed the Persian Silk Tree when holidaying in Corfu. We also found it widespread in France. Its proper name is Albizia Julibrissin. To us ‘Brits’ it might seem quite rare and exotic but in other countries it is widely found as an ornamental plant in parks and gardens. It has distinctive vivid pink […]

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Wild natureness

Do you remember the nature table at junior school?  Most of us are intrigued by nature, wild animals. ‘Back to nature’ and the ‘greenwash’ industry is a big deal. Many of us are currently loving our serving of ‘Blue Planet’ on Sunday nights. Please don’t yawn, it’s discussed ad infinitum elsewhere, but recently I have […]

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Pre-dawn

The days are getting longer, the cycle commute home is now dusk, but the commute in is still dark when I leave c.6.45am. The trip in is an awakening one, the chill and the freshness awaken you on many levels. It really can be a great experience. As with anything it’s what you make it; yes, there […]

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Pause, Breathe, Relax, Smile…

I came across this simple grounding technique after following a live email series, led by Brian Draper. It’s been niggling me for a few months, and so I’ve put together the quick visual above. Pause, Breathe, Relax, Smile… Compiled by Jules P Richards. Visuals: mitchmartinez.com and vidsplay.com Pause, Breathe, Relax, Smile – It’s a simple but powerful […]

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People…

After a week away, new views, and the absence of the routine! (Plus a few cream teas & Otter ales) I was reading the first book again recently and as I said at the time “Lordy what a tale! What are we to take from such imaginings. #fantasy?”  Blood, guts, murder, death, destruction, deception, theft, slavery, […]