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Summer Strife in Relationships: From turmoil to tranquillity.

‘The gift of fire: We are fire, the spark of the life force, the initiator, our conscious choice to set changes into motion.’ Glennie Kindred As we move into the depths of summer and the weather heats up, what are you noticing about the effects of the changing elements on your relationships? At this time […]

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Turning Out the Corners.

Do you think Spring might be a good time to freshen up the internal and personal as well as the external? Having spent some time on a customary external spring clean of my home I started to wonder what an Internal Spring Clean might look like. My elderly neighbour likes to call the external version […]

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7 Conscious Relationship Boosters

  …commit from the heart Commitment can be said to be one of the 3 pillars of a healthy, intimate relationship (the others being compatibility and chemistry). Without commitment, there can be little overall trust. However, commitment from the level of ego – for one’s personal material gain – will not work because it will […]

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Slavery or Service?

Human trafficking has again been prominent in the UK media. How a society treats its most vulnerable members is said to be an indicator of its state of advancement. Slavery occurs, in one form or another, even when this appalling result of a lack of mutual respect and acceptance has been made technically unlawful. It […]

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Talking Peace in Intimate Relationships: The Spurtle Factor

Too Busy to Communicate? Even with the simplified lifestyle that we’ve chosen to adopt, my partner and I find that we’re sometimes too busy to communicate properly. Our exchanges become limited to the practical and logistic and this leaves us feeling disconnected and emotionally distant from each other. To add to that, when unconscious habits […]

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A Dilemma of Fracking

  One of the greatest joys of facilitation that I know is bearing witness to someone experiencing a realisation of their deep connectedness to mother earth. On one such occasion, a workshop participant expressed her feelings of intimacy with the soil, as though it were the very skin on her own body. She spoke for […]

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How to Live in Simple Wisdom, part four: Being Joyful

Here is the final part of this article series exploring the Dalai Lama’s Four Faces of Wisdom and their relationship to simple, sustainable living… What is joy? And how does it relate to living and working sustainably and in simple wisdom? For me, joy is: A pure, core quality I carry that is not dependent […]

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How to Live in Simple Wisdom, part three: Doing No Harm.

In the second part of this article series, I’d like to explore the second of the Dalai Lama’s four faces of wisdom: i.            Discrimination ii.            Patience iii.           Doing No Harm iv.           Being Joyful – See more at: http://www.sallylever.co.uk/2013/08/20/how-to-live-in-simple-wisdom-part-two-patience/#sthash.OUvME9sm.dpuf In the third part of this article series, I’d like to explore the third of the Dalai […]

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