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Steve Jobs and success

There’s a post wandering round the internet and social media that’s purportedly from Steve Jobs. It isn’t. I won’t bother to reprint the whole thing, but in amongst its off the shelf self help words about the need to “Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends” and “Love can …

Beware of Tuesdays. And October.

Author Matt Haig spent most of his twenties in the grip of severe and debilitating depression. He shares his experience in his fabulous book ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’. It’s a powerful work giving a real insight into what depression really feels like – neither descending into self absorption nor trivialising the blackness and despair. And …

Set your heart free . . .

Here’s a wonderful extract from one of my very favourite authors, Martha Beck. “Sonya was stuck. Every time she came in for a session, she seemed more inextricably wedged into a life she hated. It wasn’t that she lacked means: Born to wealth and privilege, Sonya had beauty, education, and the talent to become what …

Retelling: The Story of Shaya

I’ve published this before, but I think it’s worth retelling . . . In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning-disabled children of Orthodox Hasidic Jews. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fundraising dinner, the father …

Think on happiness . .

A man who has been hugely influential in my view of the Universe passed on to the next phase of his beingness this week. Wayne Dyer was an incredible author, teacher and leader. His book “The Power of Intention” has been on my bookshelves for many years, and recently I have been exploring many more …