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Jul 17, 2012

Steven Covey dies

Very sad today to hear of the death of Steven Covey, one of the greats in personal development. My copy of the "the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families" (my favourite, more intimate and personal than the more business-focussed ones), has a permanent place on my bedside book pile, to be dipped into whenever I need it. He'll be greatly missed by his huge, loving family, and by millions of others too. RIP Steven.

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Jul 16, 2012

Life Happens: Mindful meditation for beginners

Life happens, whether we like it or not. Dr Cheryl Rezek combines psychological knowledge and the techniques of mindful meditation in a simple, effective system for managing the Stuff That Happens...

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Jul 09, 2012

Yoga Beginner update

I'm still a beginner.. I think I will be for years. But, I've been maxxing out on yoga in the last month, with extra classes, day schools, and now coming up this week, I'm going to the Buddhafield festival where I plan - weather permitting (come on UK, weather, get it together, please! It's July, after all) to spend as much of the five days there coaxing my body up to it's edge and then just a little bit beyond... got to run now though, yoga class to get to.

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Jul 02, 2012

Changing Habits

Changing habits is a fundamental building block for personal growth. In order to change your life you need healthy new habits to support, sustain and encourage you.

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Jun 13, 2012

Amazing offer from Cortijo Romero!

One of the "Friends of Cortijo Romero" has made a very generous donation, equivalent to THREE free weeks holiday! This are available to three people who otherwise couldn't afford to go, so if you know someone who fits the bill, including yourself, contact Cortijo Romero direct at the link and let them know your circumstances and they'll consider you alongside the other applicants.

Best of luck, and I wouldn't wait too long if I were you...!

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Jun 12, 2012

Work Life Balance

The very concept of work life balance is wrong. Move on from the madness of separating out “work you” from “life you”, and think Whole-life Balance instead.

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Jun 12, 2012

Finding Your Purpose in Life

If your life is unsatisfying to you, chances are you are not in alignment with your purpose in life. Don't even know if you have a purpose? You just need to find it.

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Jun 08, 2012

Stress at Work

Stress at work can be horrible. You can manage or handle stress in the workplace, but in order to reduce it overall you need to unpack your beliefs about it.

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