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Materialism: So you think you’re not hooked?

‘Understanding ourselves, we come to understand all things, but if we seek to understand all things without knowing the nature of our own awareness, great will be our calamity.’ David Frawley What does addiction have to do with a simple and sacred existence? How can owning it in ourselves lead us to our authenticity? You […]

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Finding A Place for Humour

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. Leo Rosten The recent tragic incidents in France around the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine prompted me to do some self-inquiry on my personal use of humour. How aware am I of when and how I use it? What about the effects that has on others? Where am I […]

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Feeling Squeezed? How to Work With Urgency.

One striking characteristic of a lifestyle that’s becoming unsustainable is the sensation of personal pressure – feeling squeezed. As such, this feeling is a gift,  a sign that we simply cannot carry on as we have been. In this situation, it’s important to distinguish carefully between what’s turning up as urgent in our lives and […]

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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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