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Naughtiness as a pointer to purpose

What do you do when no-one’s watching? It’s ok, no one’s listening, so you can be honest with yourself…If no-one else was watching and no-one else minded, how would you spend your day?… your ‘ideal day’? Someone asked me these kind of questions many years ago and I stayed silent for some days afterwards, wrestling […]

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Antidotes to Overwhelm

What is overwhelm? For me this is a feeling that arises when I’m telling myself there’s ‘too much I have to do’. Along with that feeling there’s fear, shame and a distinct sense of disempowerment. Some of you will be aware that I live in Somerset, UK, where there has been, and currently still is, […]

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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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Cutting a Path to an Authentic Vocation

A guest blog post today from Lisa Mc Loughlin who has reclaimed her passion for the creative and now offers her services as an ‘Artist for Entrepreneurs’. Her forte is understanding what inspires you and what you have to offer the world and then creating the artwork you need to express yourself and the heart […]

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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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