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There Are No Superheros; It’s You!

It was the first time in many years that I spent Christmas staying at my mum’s home in rural Dorset, the area in which I spent my childhood. Christmas can be a noisy family time, especially this year with four adults and two excited young children packed into a small house.  Each morning I was

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Reflections on Days Past

I spent my childhood in rural England, and in the days before Christmas, the travelling Romanies would appear in our hamlet, their canvas-covered wagon and horse tethered on the grass verge at the roadside. On one of these evenings, our family home would receive a visit as these travelers and their children went from house-to-house

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I Don’t Know

Over the last week, there seems to have been a theme running in my life around the words ‘I don’t know—the same message appearing in various guises. I often talk of my five-year-old son Obama as he can challenge me so profoundly, way beyond the type of challenge I can wave off or sidestep. Questions

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Seeking Perfection!

I have a couple of friends, one in New Zealand and one in England whom I much admire. They are real entrepreneurs in that they have given useful chunks of their lives in pursuit of producing products that will make the world a better and more sustainable place. It’s been a long road, and neither

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Slow is Smooth, and Smooth is Fast

I have been undergoing a rebrand as it has become noticeable that Executive, Leadership and Business Coaches seem to be morphing into Well-being and Wellness Coaches. The holistic approach appears to be more fitting on the heels of a pandemic that has significantly shifted how many people see their lives. I must admit that in

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GREED, HATRED & DELUSION

It seems that wherever we turn, we are confronted by a world in disintegration, with little rationality or compassion. Human rights are at the bottom of most countries agendas. At the end of 2020, The Top 10 Human Rights Abusers, according to the UN Watch List, are China at number one, followed by Iran, Cameroon,

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Last Autumns Leaves

This week there has been a feeling of strange energy, something like sitting in a waiting room at a train station and having faith the train will arrive, yet enough doubt to cause unease. I mention this in our Zen community What’s App to see if others in the group have the same sense. This

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Today’s Purpose

It’s Saturday, and I awoke this morning to a thought, having no idea where it came from. Generally, as I open my eyes in the dark and stretch out my legs and back under the duvet, my thoughts are about should I or shouldn’t get up. I am an early riser doing a combination of

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Great Faith, Great Doubt, Great Determination

I have spent the last few days listening to ‘The Long Quiet Road’ by Natalie Goldberg. I came across her book whilst searching for help with writing styles. Natalie Goldberg was a student of Katagiri Roshi, a Japanese Zen master who originally travelled from Japan to teach at the SFZC, and later establishing the Minnesota

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Please Do Not Feed The Fears

As the full impact of Covid19 began to hit globally back in early February, it came as a realisation that leaders who have attended the Institute for Zen Leadership, learning ‘The Ten Flips’ of the Zen Leader were in an excellent position to deal with what was arising. It was as if the moment for

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Shelly Johre
Shelly Johre

Shelly Johre, founder of Namaste Yoga Studio. She is extremely charismatic and persuasive, contributing to his success. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).

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