2.3 Decades And Counting . . .

Twenty-three years ago I was enjoying Day 4 of our honeymoon in Hong Kong before moving on to Bangkok and then Phuket.  Three weeks’ of fascinating discoveries and enchanting places.  First glimpse of our hotel in Phuket took my breath away.  Through the glass doors of a bright open Reception I saw brilliant white sand lapped gently by astonishingly blue water. The bungalow rooms, each with their own front door, were built around a courtyard filled with fragrant exotic flowers […] Read more »

Where Water Goes Energy Flows

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As we look out into the cosmos, the one thing we know with our current limited vision is that water on Mother Earth separates us from the massive expanse of universal creation. And it is the water sustaining our world which enables life.  Four-fifths of Mother Earth is covered by this precious substance and our physical vehicles, our bodies, are 75% water.  But the importance of water is not simply in the sustenance of our planet and bodies, but is […] Read more »

Tragedy And Hope . . .

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Just four weeks away from holding her baby in her arms she stood shocked, on automatic pilot and wondering how to get through the day – literally.  It was clear her body was protecting her from the worst realisation that eleven members of her family had been snatched away by the typhoon which hit the Philippines.  And still her unborn child moved along the timeline towards birth.  I wondered whether the shock might hasten the event and prayed this new […] Read more »

Motorway Pile Up Problem

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This evening Daughter had a very lucky escape while driving down the M5.  Right before her eyes, within a split second, a 9-car crunch happened.  Fortunately, there was space for her to pull into the outside lane before performing an emergency stop.  The four cars in front were concertinaed into each other, two hit the central reservation, one shot off up the embankment and various others collided.  Daughter called the Police and was twice cut off.  She then rang me […] Read more »

Is Gratitude Your Attitude?

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This morning I caught myself engaging in a little ‘mental moaning’. I was in the shower but not my warm, welcoming womb-like cubicle where I seem to do my best thinking but rather the over-the-bath version with plastic shower curtain.  Why?  The cubicle’s sprung a leak – again – and there’s a notice in there saying ‘under repair’. Husband in ‘inaction’ and I realise this could be a protracted affair.  It was last time. Under the best that the water […] Read more »

Lisa Gibson, Exemplar of Peace

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My friend and colleague, Lisa Gibson, tragically lost her brother in the Lockerbie Bombing 25 years ago and has devoted her life to brokering peace.  I first met Lisa in Orlando when we worked together on a collaborative book, The Expert Success Solution.  Lisa’s warmth and friendliness drew me straight away, a calming presence in the room.  It was only as we spoke that Lisa’s amazing journey was revealed.  An attorney, global conflict coach, mediator, and founder and director of […] Read more »

Extremes Of Pleasure And Pain In Just One Week

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Wow, what a week it’s been!  Our collaborative book, The Expert Success Solution launched on Tuesday and debuted as the #1 Amazon best seller in Canada and Amazon #2 in America.   It was a dream-like scenario as we watched  Steven Covey, Tim Ferriss and Napoleon Hill move aside to let us through, with Just Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers’ remaining in the #1 spot for now.   Being the only contributor from the UK, I was up all night as we watched […] Read more »