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Gut Feelings

Posted On: April 26th, 2019 - In: Uncategorised

I am writing a much overdue musing today, on a slightly blustery but nontheless pleasant day here in London, with the gut feeling that spring is definitely on her way. As winter retreats, the new season brings vitality, growth, lighter and longer days, and we begin to feel the need to be outside, to socialise

The Lived Experience

Posted On: May 26th, 2018 - In: Uncategorised

There is a general feeling in the global ether that things are imbalanced. There is an uneasiness and a consensus that those with power seem to abuse it, whilst the rest of us voice our concerns amongst ourselves, yet somehow cannot find the collective force required to effect change. I recently read a dissertation on


Posted On: November 12th, 2017 - In: Uncategorised

It is always around November that I find myself reflecting on the past year, and how events have shaped my thoughts and ideas about the world we live in. When the madness of Christmas descends (whether we want it or not, it slaps us in the face), I find I am almost too exhausted with


Posted On: May 22nd, 2017 - In: Uncategorised

Thankfully, we are seeing some warm, sunny weather in the UK this week, and temperatures are creeping up to the mid-twenties. The midpoint between spring and summer leaves us little confidence in storing away our warm clothing because once we have completed this annual ritual, we are often still presented with quite chilly days which


Posted On: January 11th, 2017 - In: Uncategorised

Happy New Year! How many times have you said that so far in 2017? Was it said from the heart or was it said automatically because that is what one ought to say in the first month of a new calendar year? How many of us have said things that we either did not mean


Posted On: October 30th, 2016 - In: Uncategorised

Today is the Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist festival of Diwali, which dates back to ancient times and is mentioned in Sanskrit texts. Diwali is a celebration of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from 14 years of exile after Rama had defeated King Ravana. It is believed that

A world gone mad

Posted On: July 21st, 2016 - In: Uncategorised

What is it with the world? There seems to be a very obvious downward spiral in human behaviour patterns at this moment in time, and it is making many people reflect on where we are heading  societally and as a species. We are a confused lot, we humans, with a dichotomy of desire for self


Posted On: March 20th, 2016 - In: Uncategorised

Bleak, dark, and piercing cold, it was a night for the well-housed and fed to draw round the bright fire, and thank God they were at home; and for the homeless starving wretch to lay him down and die. Many hunger-worn outcasts close their eyes in our bare streets at such times, who, let their


Posted On: February 7th, 2016 - In: Uncategorised

It has been a surreal start to 2016 and one that has made me reflect on the human condition more than ever before. I have concluded that the reason for this is partly because of recent sad events, but also because as one gets older, one tends to question the meaning of life and events more

Fragmented Lives

Posted On: October 19th, 2015 - In: Uncategorised

I recently attended a two day seminar by the world renowned Ayurvedic doctor, Vasant Lad. Dr Lad is a brilliant, humble, funny and wise human being, who gives his time and energy to teaching the deep wisdom of Ayurveda. The second day’s topic was relationships, and it was a day that had a profound impact

A warm bowl of hope

Posted On: July 9th, 2015 - In: Uncategorised

Hope is the one emotion that unites us all, no matter what faith, cultural background or attitude to life we have. When there is sadness, rejection, hurt, grief, hunger, and even death, there is the hope that the situation will change, and we know that it will, because everything in life is transient. I believe

The perfect life

Posted On: June 10th, 2015 - In: Uncategorised

Our memories remain a major influence on us throughout our lives, and crucially they help to make us into the people we become, whether we think that is a good thing or not. Some memories are painful and we try to block them, but sadly, they mostly choose not to go away, and even though