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Silk Painting Challenge – Create an Original ‘Mantangle’ on Silk

I love a good challenge and even more, I love to create a challenge and invite others to join in. And that’s exactly what this post is all about. My lovely friend Don Baker shared a link to a fabulous YouTube video today which shows Milliande Demetriou from the Milliande Art Community drawing a design called a Zendala. It was coined from a mix of mandala and zentangle. I’d love you to watch it because this is exactly what our … Continue reading

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What Am I Afraid Of? Losing Control.

I have spoken for years about looking at fears and have helped others to identify them and utilise their energy to grow. I have just as many fears as the next person and when I look at my life, I can see that I never ‘get rid’ of fears. I deal with a fear on one level and when I have cleared that issue, I see that the original fear or energy of that fear, transposes itself into another area … Continue reading

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Go There with Your Mind and the Body Follows

Those of you who do yoga will know that we each find some exercises easier to do than others. This evening we were doing both spinal rolls as well as the opposite, rocking on our tummies, with our knees bent and holding onto our ankles with heads held high. Everyone started out with full energy but began to flag as the minutes tick by. It was at that point that our kundalini yoga instructor, Mark Keane, whom you met in … Continue reading

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New EU Herbal Directive Has Come into Effect – Where Are All Our Herbs?

I received an email this morning from Andrew Johnson, a natural health practitioner, spelling out how the latest EU Herbal Directive which came into effect on May 1st affects us in Europe. This prompted me to share the story with you. I don’t claim to be an expert in this field, so if you would like to add any information or amend anything, just leave a comment below. Thanks. Hundreds of herbs and herbal remedies which have been on offer … Continue reading

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And Here is the Winner of the April Mandala Painting Contest

I had been planning to announce these results last week, but life was in full swing and somehow I just didn’t get round to it. Better late than never. And everything is always in perfect timing anyway. I first of all want to say a big thank you to everyone who sent me their artwork and it’s such a pity that I can’t just let everyone win. I’ve decided to run things a bit differently from now on. This means … Continue reading

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Buying and Selling ‘Secrets’ to Make Millions – the Big Illusion

There’s never a day goes by without me finding a good handful of emails in my inbox from people claiming to be able to reveal secrets to me that will completely turn my life around and make me very rich. I can always tell them a mile away. I’ve got a sort of radar for them and they get deleted immediately and blasted off into the cyber wasteland. It never ceases to bring a smile to my face. In fact, … Continue reading

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Walking Two Moons in Another Man’s Moccasins

My eldest son flew off to Australia yesterday and it’s not clear how long he’s going to be away for. Even though we knew it was coming, his departure date seemed to suddenly creep upon us without any warning. As we said our goodbyes as the coach station, I could feel one door closing and another one opening. A chapter of our lives had just ended and a new one begun. It was one of those moments that was almost … Continue reading

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What Do You Value Most in Your Life?

I was sitting thinking over the weekend about what I value in life and I could really see how what I think I want and what I truly want are two different things. Often in the past I have said I wanted a particular thing and took steps towards realising that goal, and yet things turned out differently. So why should that be? It’s because there’s an inner conflict somewhere between the things I am chasing after with my conscious … Continue reading

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Some Challenge is Good but Overchallenge Brings Chaos

I am a firm believer that having challenge in our lives is healthy and helps us to stretch and grow. Without it everything would certainly become stagnant and we would just rest on our laurels taking everything for granted. It’s amazing how we tend to welcome and prefer those people, situations and things that are in agreement with who we are and what we do but walk away from or close our eyes to those we feel uncomfortable or even … Continue reading

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What do You Really Value in Your Life? (Part One)

It’s amazing how many people talk about values but really aren’t totally clear on what they mean by that. When you value something,  you hold it in high esteem and will make the time and space to prioritise it no matter what. And it’s quite interesting to ask someone what they think they value in their life. They may tell you all sorts of things but when you begin to look at their life under the magnifying glass, you get … Continue reading

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